Saturday, February 2, 2019, 2:00 PM
Kirkland Fine Arts Center | 1184 W Main St, Decatur, IL
Tickets: $10, $15, $20
MASTERWORKS III – ELGAR’S ENIGMA VARIATIONS AND YOUNG ARTISTS
Edward Elgar’s clever Enigma Variations were dedicated “to my friends depicted within”: musical portrayals of his close companions in a series of unnamed orchestral sketches. Since its premiere in 1899, listeners have delighted in pairing friends with sketches and have been perplexed by Elgar’s enduring unresolved question: who, or what, is ‘The Enigma’? Millikin’s own friends, winners of the annual Concerto and Aria Competition, will make their solo debuts with the MDSO.
Young Artists: TBD
Elgar: Enigma Variations [Variations on an Original Theme]