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Andrew Grams and the ESO set to explore Elgar’s Enigma Variations at Inside the Music March 23

Mar 06, 2018 10:17AM

ESO Music Director Andrew Grams

Designed to demystify classical music in a relaxed and informal setting, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra’s (ESO) popular new program Inside the Music, March 23, 8:00 pm at the Hemmens Cultural Center, features Music Director Andrew Grams, who will explore Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations. Elgar, who also composed the Pomp and Circumstance marches, is one of the most famous English composers of all time.

Initiated one year ago, the ESO’s Inside the Music events were an instant success. Attendees raved: “Please, please, please do more of these - it was fun and educational.” Using musical excerpts performed by the ESO, Andrew Grams will examine and discuss the Enigma Variations, with each variation representing a friend, family member and even a beloved dog! After intermission, the Orchestra will perform the entire work, with the audience experiencing a deeper connection to the piece.

Food and drinks are allowed in the hall and popcorn will be available from Mama Lee’s Gourmet Popcorn, Sponsored by Gwen Gage and Domani Café, @DomaniCafe on Facebook. Concert tickets are only $30. Student tickets are $12. Valet or free parking. For more information, visit ElginSymphony.Org or 847-888-4000.