Elgar - Enigma Variations
Edward Gardner conductor
Benjamin Grosvenor piano
Tchaikovsky Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No.1
Elgar Enigma Variations
Edward Gardner brings the resurgent LPO for their first Manchester concert under his direction, with a star turn from one of the country’s leading pianists.
Benjamin Grosvenor is the soloist in Felix Mendelssohn’s First Piano Concerto – a wondrous display by a 22-year-old composer overflowing with ideas. We begin with Tchaikovsky’s dramatic symphonic poem, inspired by the greatest love story ever told. And to close, one of British music’s best-loved pieces – Elgar’s sparkling homage ‘to my friends pictured within’, 14 portraits of pals, lovers, colleagues, pupils and the composer himself.
Travel & Dining
Purchase discounted parking (evening concerts only) and reduced price Metrolink tram tickets along with your concert tickets.