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Philharmonia Orchestra: Ashkenazy conducts Elgar at Bedford Corn Exchange

Monday 29 April 2019

Venue: Main Auditorium – 7.30pm


Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor

Esther Yoo violin

GLINKA Overture, Ruslan and Ludmila

TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto

ELGAR Enigma Variations

Celebrated as one of the world’s greatest conductors, Vladimir Ashkenazy directs the Philharmonia in an unmissable programme of depth and passion. Glinka’s Overture to his opera based on Pushkin’s poem, Ruslan and Ludmila, glitters with memorable melodies and orchestral colour. The gifted young violinist Esther Yoo performs Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, taking us on a journey through the concerto’s thrilling opening, singing slow movement, and scintillating finale. The programme concludes with Elgar’s Enigma Variations, a series of witty portraits of the composer’s closest acquaintances, reaching profound emotional depths in the nobility of ‘Nimrod’.

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Philharmonia Orchestra: Ashkenazy conducts Elgar at Bedford Corn Exchange

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