Elgar "Enigma Variations" (Oct 16 17)

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Elgar "Enigma Variations" (Oct 16 17)
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Colorado Symphony says
Friday, October 16, 2015 | 7:30PM
Saturday, October 17, 2015 | 7:30PM

Courtney Lewis, conductor
Courtney Hershey Bress, harp

HAYDN | Symphony No. 60 in C major, “Il distratto”
DEBUSSY | Dances Sacred and Profane
RAVEL | Introduction and Allegro
ELGAR | Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36, “Enigma Variations”

This dazzling program showcases Colorado Symphony Principal Harp Courtney Hershey Bress in virtuosic masterpieces from Debussy and Ravel. New York Philharmonic staff conductor Courtney Lewis leads this program culminating in Sir Edward Elgar's Variations on an Original Theme. Popularly known as "Enigma Variations", the piece consists of twenty-four variations that each depict one of Elgar's family members or friends in a musical cryptogram that draws inspiration from lost loves, barking bulldogs, and his toughest critics.
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By: Colorado Symphony

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