Enigma Variations

Presented as part of the Regina Symphony Orchestra’s Masterworks Concert series, Enigma Variations goes at Conexus Arts Centre on Saturday March 21 at 8 p.m.

There are four works by two composers on the program, and special guest soloist is RSO viola player Jonathan Ward. The program title is derived from English composer Edward Elgar’s 1898-99 work Enigma Variations which presents 14 versions on an original theme — with each version meant to represent the unique character of a friend in Elgar’s social circle.

The RSO will also perform Elgar’s Cockaigne Overture, along with two compositions by Vaughan-Williams (Fantasia On Greensleeves and Flos Campi). Curtain is at 8 p.m., and ticket information can be obtained by visiting the RSO website.

To give you a taste of Elgar’s title work here’s a short excerpt as performed by the Berlin Philharmonic:

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