Elgar’s Enigma”: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in Salisbury



For those who love Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, they will be in Salisbury tomorrow at the City Hall, Malthouse Lane.

Features David Hill as the Conductor and Chloe Hanslip as the Violin Soloist. It is still not late to book your tickets now, visit Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra site for more information.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

City Hall, Malthouse Lane, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 7TU


Conductor: David Hill
Soloist: Chloe Hanslip (Violin)

Grieg Peer Gynt Suite No 1
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D
Elgar Enigma Variations

Peer Gynt, the story of the downfall and subsequent redemption of a Norwegian peasant anti-hero, is the composer’s most popular work, second to his Piano Concerto. Of the four movements in the Suite No.1, Morning and In The Hall Of The Mountain King are among the most loved of all short orchestral compositions. Along with the violin concertos of Bruch and Mendelssohn, this warhorse by Tchaikovsky is one of the most important works for the instrument in the history of Romantic music. It is also a piece that, like the 1812 Overture, is implicitly linked with Tchaikovsky’s emotional turmoil and sham marriage. One theme – endlessly talked about – and fourteen variations on it. Each variation was the result of a parlour game between Elgar and his wife, Alice. He’d played the theme to her, which he described as ‘nothing much, but something might be made of it’. He then proceeded to improvise how it might sound played either in the style of – or in tribute to – their closest friends.


Tickets: £25.50, £20.50, £16.50 and £14.50*


Author: Henry Thompson

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