Sir Edward Elgar Performances


When lyrics were written to go with the instantly recognizable piece of music it reached an even wider audience as "Land of Hope and Glory", the unofficial anthem for England. A performance by the American Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leon Botstein, of Elgar’s rarely heard "The Apostles" (1903) was given at Carnegie Hall, New York City in May of this year to a very appreciative audience. Reviews of the performance were favorable with some critics stating that it was refreshing to hear something of Elgar’s that was different to what is often performed. The BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall in July of this year featured many of Elgar’s works, with several concerts following that also featured his works. As such an important part of the United Kingdom’s musical history it is only natural that Elgar would be high on the list of works to be performed.

In 2016 Elgar’s music was performed in some of the most prestigious concert halls around the globe, as well as in the UK. Classical music lovers in Sweden, Germany, Poland, Austria, and Greece all had the opportunity to enjoy an evening of beautiful music that included the UK’s very own Sir Edward Elgar’s. In 2017 concerts in Finland, Germany, Norway, Netherlands and Hungary all featured some of Elgar’s works, both well-known and some that are a little less known. Classical music concert goers in the UK never seem to be short of opportunities to hear one or more Elgar compositions, and 2017 is no exception, with concerts performed at major concert halls around the UK as well as some of the smaller, more intimate theatres.

Today, from the school orchestral ensembles to world-renowned professional orchestras, Elgar’s music often is included in their concert program. The following is a list of upcoming concerts in which at least one piece of England’s greatest composer’s work is performed:
20 Oct 2017 – Edward Elgar’s Sea Pictures at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland RTE National Symphony Orchestra with conductor Kai Ruutel
02 Nov 2017 – Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations at Bratislava, Slovakia Slovakia Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by James Judd
09 Nov 2017 – Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto at Reutlingen, Germany HochschulSinfonieOrchester der HMDK Stuttgart with Sarah Kim on cello and Per Borin conducting
17 Nov 2017 – Edward Elgar’s Te Deum and Benedictus in F, Nimrod, and Pomp and Circumstance Marches: No. 1 in D at Delft, The Netherlands ZOV Cantarella conducted by Johan Sonneveld
17 Nov 2017 – Edward Elgar’s Te Deum and Benedictus in F at Raamstraatkerk, Delft, Netherlands ZOV Cantarella conducted by Gerben Joustra
17 Nov 2017 – Edward Elgar’s Symphony No. 1 at Auditorio, A Coruña Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia conducted by Diego Martín-Etxebarría
17 Nov 2017 – Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto at Hamburg, Germany Landesjugendorchester Hamburg conducted by Justus Tennie
18 Nov 2017 – Edward Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius at Hamburg, Germany Hamburger Symphoniker conducted by Andreas Fischer
25 Nov 2017 – Edward Elgar’s Violin Concerto in B minor at Un Sourire, Hamburg, Germany City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with Vilde Frang on violin, conducted by Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla
30 Nov 2017 – Edward Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro at Karlsruhe, Germany Kammerorchester der Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe conducted by Nachum Erlich
01 Dec 2017 – Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations at Hamburg, Germany Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal with Jean-Guihen Queyras on cello, conducted by Yannick Nezet-Seguin
03 Dec 2017 – Edward Elgar’s The Snow at Pantages Theater, Tacoma, WA, USA Tacoma Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sarah Ioannides
06 Dec 2017 – Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto at Amsterdam, The Netherlands Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest conducted by Marc Albrecht
21 Dec 2017 – Edward Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius at Philharmonie Paris, France Orchestre de Paris conducted by Daniel Harding
02 Feb 2018 – Edward Elgar’s Symphony No. 1 at L'Auditori, Barcelona Orquesta Sinfonica de Barcelona conducted by James Feddeck
26 May 2018 – Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations at Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, CANADA Vancouver Symphony Orchestra conducted by Bramwell Tovey