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Tel: (0131) 476 2241
Mobile: (07971) 538250
Branch Meetings are held at St Mark’s Unitarian Church, Castle Terrace Edinburgh, EH1 2DP from 2 pm to 5 pm.
Meetings include a speaker presentation; live music provided by members or guest performers; and tea and cake refreshments.
Non-members are welcome to attend and encouraged to join the Elgar Society.
PROGRAMME OF MEETINGS 2018
Sunday 21st January 2018
“The Four Brinkwells Masterpieces” Talk by Adrian Brown on the Cello Concerto and three chamber works composed by Elgar at Brinkwells, the woodland retreat, in Sussex.
Elgar Society Scottish Branch AGM 2018 including plans for meetings and events in 2018 and beyond.
Sunday 25th March
Elgar as we knew him – Part 2 Talk by Chris Wiltshire Collector of recordings of those who knew Elgar
Piano Recital Ethan Gillespie
Sunday 13th May
Elgar and Germany Talk by Geoff Scargill, Former chairman of Elgar Society North-West Branch
Song Recital – Songs by Elgar & others with a German connection Susanne Horsburgh, mezzo-soprano David Lyle, pianist
Sunday 14th October
To mark the centenary of the first private performance of the Violin Sonata
Elgar and the Violin Talk by Tom Kelly Chairman Elgar Society Scottish Branch
Performance of Elgar’s Violin Sonata and other pieces Sheena Jardine, violinist Stephen Doughty, pianist
Sunday 9th December
Elgar before the Enigma Variations – the Forging of a Style Talk by Barry Collett Conductor, pianist and musicologist.
Piano and Cello Recital Leon Coates, pianist Heather Coates, cellist
ELGAR CONCERTS IN 2018
Sunday 28 January 2018, 7.45pm St Cuthbert’s Church, Edinburgh
SCOTTISH SINFONIA – ELGAR CONCERT
Introduction and Allegro for Strings,
Excerpts from “The Kingdom”
Symphony No 2 in E flat major
Conductor: Neil Mantle
Wednesday 7 February 2018, 7.30pm New Auditorium, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
RSNO CONCERT PREVIEW FOR ELGAR FIRST SYMPHONY
Ahead of the concert performance of Elgar’s First Symphony, Karl-Heinz Steffens (presenter) John Whitener (tuba player) and the full RSNO dive deep beneath the notes, talking, playing and using live musical examples to unpick the layers and legends that make this symphony so much more than just a very British masterpiece.
Friday 9 February 2018, 7.30pm Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Saturday 10 February 2018, 7.30pm Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
RSNO CONCERT – ELGAR FIRST SYMPHONY
Britten An American Overture
Schumann Cello Concerto (soloist; Jan Vogler, cello)
Elgar Symphony No 1
Conductor: Karl-Heinz Steffens
*Thursday 15 February 2018, 6.45pm in the Recital Room, City Halls, Glasgow
* Prelude to Glasgow Concert
Iain Farrington, General Editor of the Elgar Complete Edition talks about Elgar’s Cello Concerto and its links with Walton.
Thursday 15 February 2018, 7.30pm* City Halls, Glasgow
Sunday 18 February 2018, 3pm Usher Hall, Edinburgh
BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – ELGAR AND WALTON
Elgar Overture: Cockaigne (In London Town)
Elgar Cello Concerto (soloist: Leonard Elschenbroich, cello)
Walton Symphony No 1
Conductor: John Wilson