17th Jul, 2019

Royal Philharmonic to celebrate Elgar's 158th

Malvern Editorial 27th May, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

THE BIRTH of one of the country’s greatest composers will be celebrated with a memorable concert at Malvern Theatres this weekend.

The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will hold a special performance on Saturday (May 30) to mark 158 years since Edward Elgar, who was a composer between 1857 and 1934, was born.

Much of his works were entered into the British and international classical concert repertoire. Among his best-known compositions are orchestral works including the Enigma Variations, the Pomp and Circumstance Marches, concertos for violin and cello, and two symphonies.

He also composed choral works, including The Dream of Gerontius, chamber music and songs. He was appointed Master of the King’s Musick in 1924.

During the show Elgar’s last major works will be performed by soloist Guy Johnston, a former winner of the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year competition.

Before the concerto, the orchestra will also play Elgar’s much loved Serenade for Strings and his Enigma Variations.

The show will start at 7.45pm and tickets are between £19.60 and £36.40.

Visit malvern-theatres.co.uk or call the box office 01684 892277 for more information.

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