Saturday 14th November 2009 at 7:45pm

Sir Edward Elgar
Sir Edward Elgar

Laura Samuel
Laura Samuel
Programme Nov 2009Berlioz Overture to 'Benvenuto Cellini' 

Bruch Violin Concerto No.1
    Soloist Laura Samuel

Wagner Prelude and Liebestod from ‘Tristan and Isolde’  

Elgar ‘Enigma’ Variations 

Our season opens with this brilliant overture, full of imaginative orchestral colour, vitality and melody. The Bruch concerto, justifiably one of the most popular in the orchestral repertoire is followed by Wagner’s powerful picture of doomed love, death and ultimately transfiguration. We end with Elgar’s well known portrait of "my friends pictured within" which was the piece which really secured his international reputation.

Berlioz - Overture to 'Benvenuto Cellini' (Note: Closed captions are available by clicking "CC")

Bruch - Violin Concerto

Wagner - Prelude and Liebestod from ‘Tristan and Isolde’  

Elgar - 'Enigma' variations