BSO: Enigma

Mary Youlden
Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 10:54pm

Kirill Karabits, conductor

Vilde Frang, violin

The BSO under Chief Conductor Kirill Karabits again finishes its season with a visit to the glorious Exeter Cathedral.

A work dazzling in its ingenuity, technical skill and range of expression Enigma Variations was an immediate popular success and transformed Elgar from a moderately successful provincial composer to a national and international figure. Musically, the original theme is remarkable in that it has the same rhythm whether it is played backwards or forwards.

Brahms’ Violin Concerto stands as one of the largest and most challenging works in the solo violin repertoire. It is a song for the violin on a symphonic scale – a lyrical outpouring of joyous energy from its confident yet wistful opening to fiery finish.


Brahms Violin Concerto
Mendelssohn Calm Sea & Prosperous Voyage
Elgar Enigma Variations


Tickets £14-£38

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Exeter Cathedral

Event Date

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 7:30pm