Scottish Branch

Scot

 

 

Branch Contact

Sharron Bassett,
‘Sospiri’,
9, George Street,
Dunfermline,
Fife,
KY11 4TQ

Tel: 01383 727491
scottish@elgar.org

 

 

Branch Meetings

Branch Meetings are held at St Mark’s Unitarian Church, Castle Terrace Edinburgh, EH1 2DP.  Meetings start at 2 pm and finishes by 5 pm.   Each meeting has 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 2017

 Sunday 21st May 2017

Dr Chris Wiltshire on “Elgar: as we know him” – antique recordings of friends and contemporaries of Elgar telling “what he was really like”.

 Saturday 23rd September 2017

Michael ButterfieldElgar and Wagner” – the influence of Wagner on Elgar’s music

 

Sunday 5th November 2017

Arthur ReynoldsElgar and Longfellow”, examining how the composer used Longfellow’s words

 

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FORTHCOMING CONCERT

 A SUMMER’S VOYAGE – ELGAR SONGS FOR CHORUS

Saturday 17 June 2017 at 7:30pm in St Patrick’s Church in the Cowgate, Edinburgh

St Andrews Camerata conducted by Vincent Wallace     Unaccompanied choral songs including Elgar’s Op. 71, (The Shower and The Fountain). Op. 72 (Death on the Hills) and Op. 73 (Loves Tempest and Serenade), and other choral songs by Dvorak, Debussy, Ravel, Delius, Percy Grainger, and Seiber.

Tickets are obtainable from Usher Hall Box Office.

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ELGAR AT THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL

 ELGAR – SCENES FROM THE SAGA OF KING OLAF

Friday 11 August 2017, 8:00pm, Usher Hall

Philharmonia Orchestra and Edinburgh Festival Chorus S0loists – Erin Wall Soprano, Robert Dean Smith Tenor, and Matthew Rose Bass.

Conducted by Sir Andrew Davis

ELGAR FIRST SYMPHONY

Saturday 12 August 2017, 7:45pm, Usher Hall

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Edward Gardner

Wagner Overture to Rienzi
Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor (Paul Lewis Piano)

Elgar Symphony No 1 in A flat

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 ELGAR AT THE EDINBURGH FRINGE

“THERE IS SWEET MUSIC…”

 1 hour recitals/presentations at St Mark’s Unitarian Church, Castle Terrace

Thursday 10 August 2017 at 2:30pm        songs presented by Judith Gardner-Jones and friends

Friday 11 August 2017 at 12:30pm           details to be confirmed

Saturday 12 August 2017 at 10:30am      an Elgar First and other music for Horn and piano performed by Neil and Gill Mantle

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ELGAR ORCHESTRAL CONCERTS IN SCOTLAND  2017-18

BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – ELGAR AND TIPPETT

Thursday 28 September 2017, 7.30pm     City Halls, Glasgow

Elgar         Sospiri and  Sea Pictures (soloist: Karen Cargill, mezzo-soprano)

Tippett    Symphony No 3 (soloist: Elizabeth Watts, soprano)

Conductor: Martyn Brabbins

RSNO – OUNDJIAN AND BENEDETTI

Thursday 5 October 2017, 7.30pm     Caird Hall, Dundee

Friday 6 October 2017, 7.30pm           Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Saturday 7 October 2017, 7.30pm      Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

Higgins        Velocity (Scottish premiere)     Stravinsky   The Rite of Spring
Elgar            Violin Concerto (soloist: Nicola Benedetti, violin)
Conductor: Peter Oundjian

BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – ENIGMA VARIATIONS

Sunday 26 November 2017, 2.00pm     HM Theatre, Aberdeen

Grieg           Holberg Suite       Glazunov    Violin Concerto (soloist: Roman Simović, violin)

Elgar            Variations on an original theme (Enigma)

Conductor: John Wilson

SCOTTISH SINFONIA – ELGAR CONCERT
Sunday 28 January 2018, 7.45pm     St Cuthbert’s Church, Edinburgh

Introduction and Allegro for Strings

Excerpts from “The Kingdom” (soloists: Emma Morwood, soprano; Marion Ramsay, alto; Malcolm Bennett, tenor; John Arthur, bass)

Symphony No 2 in Eb major

Conductor: Neil Mantle

RSNO CONCERT PREVIEW FOR ELGAR FIRST SYMPHONY

Wednesday 7 February 2018, 7.30pm    New Auditorium, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

 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.

 RSNO CONCERT –  ELGAR FIRST SYMPHONY

Friday 9 February 2018, 7.30pm                Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Saturday 10 February 2018, 7.30pm        Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

 Britten           An American Overture     Schumann     Cello Concerto (soloist; Jan Vogler, cello)
Elgar              Symphony No 1

Conductor: Karl-Heinz Steffens

BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA-ELGAR AND WALTON

Thursday 15 February 2018, 7.30pm*        City Halls, Glasgow

Sunday 18 February 2018, 3pm                   Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Elgar            Overture: Cockaigne (In London Town)          Cello Concerto (soloist: Leonard Elschenbroich, cello)

Walton       Symphony No 1

Conductor: John Wilson

* Prelude to Glasgow Concert

Thursday 15 February 2018, 6.45pm in the Recital Room

Iain Farrington, General Editor of the Elgar Complete Edition talks about Elgar’s Cello Concerto and its links with Walton.

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