Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations is a playful nod to his circle of friends and family. After Elgar’s wife said, “I like that tune,” he composed 14 variations of a melody, each inspired by those closest to him, creating one of the greatest compositions of the 19th century. Most notable in the middle of this work is the famous Nimrod Variation. Award winning violinist Nikki Chooi joins the WSO for Jean Sibelius’ Concerto in D minor. Sibelius has a way of depicting the landscape of his native Finland in sound throughout all of his scores. This violin concerto sits at the pinnacle of his mastery.
Robert Franz, conductor
Nikki Chooi, violin
Jean Sibelius: Concerto in D minor for Violin & Orchestra
Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations (Variations on an Original Theme)
This concert is 90 minutes. No intermission. Curtain Call Conversations take place after the concert.
Series Sponsor: Bill and Rochelle Tepperman
Concert Sponsor: Bill and Lynn Baker
Curtain Call Conversations
Join the Maestro and guest artists for exclusive conversations on stage about performance, creative process, where inspiration comes from, how to prepare for a show, music composition, and more! This concert’s Curtain Call Conversation features violinist Nikki Chooi.
Curtain Call Conversations take place between the Maestro and guest artist on stage, directly after a concert. Patron participation is encouraged.
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