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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: Jaime conducts Enigma Variations

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$20 – $110

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: Jaime conducts Enigma Variations

The MSO dedicates these performances to Sir Andrew Davis, who passed away on 20 April.

Sir Andrew was the MSO Chief Conductor (2013-2019) and Conductor Laureate (2020-2024).

We miss him terribly.

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Martín conductor
Tair Khisambeev violin

Britten The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Elgar Enigma Variations

Jaime Martín conducts this stunning program of perennial English charmers – some of the most popular orchestral music ever written.

  • First, you’ll tour through the instruments of the orchestra with Benjamin Britten’s delightful A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.
  • Then, you’ll hear a work by Ralph Vaughan Williams, a figurehead of England’s Folk Music Revival, who would spend his time rambling through the countryside to ‘collect’ folk tunes from villagers. One of the best-loved works in classical music, The Lark Ascending draws on such tunes, creating a glorious pastoral picture of a bird in flight on a clear, bright day.
  • After a long day of apparently-torturous teaching, Elgar sat down at the piano to clear his mind, and began to tinker. The final work on this program is the tune he called Enigma – to express the ‘nothingness’ from which it came. Each of the fourteen variations on this never-revealed theme paints musical portrait of one of Elgar’s friends. The most famous – Nimrod – is one of the most emotionally profound and magnificent works of all time.

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Duration: approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes including interval

TICKETS: $45-$110 ($40-$105 Concession) ; Child (under 18 years) $20


May 3
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$20 – $110
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Melbourne Town Hall
90-130 Swanston Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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