Enigma Variations with Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra


03 June 2023

03 June 2023
Sheldonian Theatre
Broad Street

03 June @ 7.30pm

Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3AZ
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01865 277299
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Enigma Variations with Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
Enigma Variations with Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra. Image: Alban Gerhar

About Enigma Variations with Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

Morfydd Llwyn Owen Nocturne* Side-by-Side
Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85
Elgar Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, ‘Enigma’ 

Alban Gerhardt cello
Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey conductor*
Marios Papadopoulos conductor

When Edward Elgar started to improvise a little tune at his piano one day, considering how a group of his closest friends might play that tune, he gave birth to one of the greatest masterpieces of English music. 

The ‘Enigma’ variations are uplifting and resigned, humorous and profound. Elgar’s dazzling, virtuosic orchestral showpiece comes after his acerbic, embittered and sorrowful Cello Concerto written in less happy times and the rediscovered gem that is Morfydd Llwyn Owen’s sumptuous Nocturne.


£15.00 – £48.00 (Student from £5.00)

Book tickets via the event website or call Oxford Philharmonic‘s Box Office on 01865 980980 (Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm).

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Ticketing information

Full price – £15.00, £28.00, £38.00, £48.00
Student price – from £5.00

120 minutes, including an interval of 20 minutes.

Doors open at 7.00pm in readiness for a 7.30pm concert start.

Age guidance:
Suitable for ages 6+


01865 980980

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