Elgar’s Enigma Variations

Elgar’s Enigma Variations
Abravanel Hall
123 W S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA Get Directions


From a single melody, Elgar cleverly spins out 14 musical caricatures of his friends and family (and even a dog!) in the Enigma Variations. The Utah Symphony’s own Concertmaster, Madeline Adkins, is soloist in Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy—a concerto that feels authentically Scottish although the composer was virtually a stranger to the country—and the evening opens with a work from present-day Scotland, Helene Grime’s restless yet reflective Near Midnight.

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Join us for a pre-concert chat about the evening’s program with Vice President of Artistic Planning Bob Neu, as well as guest artists and musicians from our orchestra, starting 45 minutes before the concert begins.


HELEN GRIME: Near Midnight
BRUCH: Scottish Fantasy
ELGAR: Enigma Variations


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GENERAL AGE GUIDELINE: Individuals ages five and older are welcome at this performance. Parents should ensure their children are able to sit quietly through the performance without disturbing others around them. No babes in arms will be admitted.

LATE SEATING POLICY: Late seating will be at an appropriate break in the concert, to be determined at a later date, or at intermission. More information on our late and re-entry policies is found here.

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