Elgar’s Enigma Variations

Sat, Oct 29, 2016, 8 PM & Sun, Oct 30, 2016, 2 PM
Part of the series TŌN at the Fisher Center

at The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Sosnoff Theater
in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

TICKETS FROM $25

Packages of 3 or more concerts from $63.75

  • Works by Mahler, Britten, Elgar, and Walton
  • TŌN performs a suite, part of a symphony, a cello concerto, and a set of variations
  • Conducted by Leon Botstein; “relentlessly innovative” –The New York Times
  • Harold Farberman, founder and artistic director of Bard's Conductors Institute, conducts the Mahler Adagio
  • With cellist John Belk, a winner of Bard Conservatory's 2016 Concerto Competition

The Music

Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Alluring yet foreboding. Britten modified these opera interludes to be performed as concert pieces.

Mahler: Adagio from Symphony No. 10 (Harold Farberman, conductor)
Impassioned and sprawling. Mahler peppered the symphony’s manuscript with tormented phrases—“To live for you! To die for you!”

Walton: Cello Concerto
Brittle and introspective. This concerto was written for Russian-born cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, who smuggled himself into Europe and then settled in the U.S.

Elgar: Enigma Variations
Absorbing and deeply-felt. Each variation represents a musical sketch of one of Elgar’s acquaintances.

The Artists

LEON BOTSTEIN, conductor
HAROLD FARBERMANconductor (Mahler)
JOHN BELK ‘17cello

Stream on Spotify

Watch on YouTube

Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes

Mahler: Adagio from Symphony No. 10

Walton: Cello Concerto

Elgar: Enigma Variations

MORE CONCERTS

Tchaikovsky's Third Symphony

Sat, Sep 23, 2017, 8 PM & Sun, Sep 24, 2017, 2 PM

FREE: Haydn & Frankenstein!!

Sun, Oct 1, 2017, 3 PM & Tue, Oct 3, 2017, 7:30 PM

Sibelius & Rubinstein

Sun, Oct 15, 2017, 3 PM

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 8 PM & Sun, Oct 22, 2017, 2 PM

Herrmann’s Psycho Suite

Fri, Nov 3, 2017, 7:30 PM

Bruckner’s Romantic Symphony

Sat, Nov 18, 2017, 8 PM

FREE Concert on the Upper West Side

Sun, Nov 19, 2017, 4 PM

Schoenberg, Munch & Expressionism

Sun, Dec 3, 2017, 2 PM

Falletta Conducts The Planets

Thu, Dec 14, 2017, 7:30 PM

FREE: Sibelius & Rimsky-Korsakov

Sun, Jan 21, 2018, 4 PM

Gershwin’s An American in Paris

Sat, Feb 3, 2018, 8 PM & Sun, Feb 4, 2018, 2 PM

Shostakovich, Michelangelo & The Artistic Conscience

Sun, Feb 11, 2018, 2 PM

Mahler’s Seventh Symphony

Sat, Feb 17, 2018, 8 PM & Sun, Feb 18, 2018, 2 PM

FREE: Bizet’s Symphony in C

Fri, Mar 16, 2018, 7:30 PM & Sun, Mar 18, 2018, 3 PM

Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique

Thu, Mar 29, 2018, 7:30 PM

Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring

Sat, Apr 14, 2018, 8 PM & Sun, Apr 15, 2018, 2 PM

FREE: Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony

Fri, Apr 20, 2018, 7 PM

Bartók’s Concerto for Two Pianos

Thu, May 3, 2018, 7 PM

Debussy & French Painting: Beyond Realism

Sun, May 20, 2018, 2 PM