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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Mozart and Elgar: An Evening of Variations

Ryan Wigglesworth conductor / piano
Paul Lewis piano

Mozart Piano Concerto No.10 for two pianos
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3
Elgar Enigma Variations

Friends from the UK take to the stage to share music across two keyboards. Acclaimed British pianist Paul Lewis and conductor/composer Ryan Wigglesworth join forces for Mozart’s brilliant double concerto in E flat. With racing scales, tinkling trills and a glorious, expressive slow movement, this is one of Mozart’s most engaging concertos. Then Paul Lewis performs Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto, considered one of the composer’s most beautiful works for piano and orchestra.

Elgar dedicated his splendid Enigma Variations “to my friends pictured within,” adding initials to each variation and in some cases wittily suggesting the dedicatee’s personality. All the variations rotate around the noble ninth variation, Nimrod, Elgar’s heartfelt homage to his publisher and confidante, August Jaeger. He never divulged the origin of his mysterious theme, and some have said that it’s not a melody at all but simply friendship itself.

*Please note: Ryan Wigglesworth’s Mozart Variations will no longer be performed at this concert as originally scheduled.


Special $19 Student prices:

  • Students must be at least 18 years of age, or accompanied by an adult ticket holder
  • Limit of 2 student tickets per transaction
  • All student ticket holders must hold a valid tertiary student card OR if under 18 years of age, accompanied by adult ticket holder


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Costa Hall - Deakin University
Geelong Waterfront Campus,
1 Gheringhap St, Geelong


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