Enigma Variations with Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

Photo of Alban Gerhardt with Cello

When Edward Elgar started to improvise a little tune at his piano one day, considering how a group of his closest friends might play that tune, he gave birth to one of the greatest masterpieces of English music. The ‘Enigma’ variations are uplifting and resigned, humorous and profound. Elgar’s dazzling, virtuosic orchestral showpiece comes after his acerbic, embittered and sorrowful Cello Concerto written in less happy times, and the rediscovered gem that is Morfydd Llwyn Owen’s sumptuous Nocturne

Morfydd Llwyn Owen Nocturne*  Side-by-Side
Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85
Elgar Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, ‘Enigma’ 

Alban Gerhardt cello
Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey conductor*
Marios Papadopoulos conductor

Ticket Information

Full price: £18, £30, £40, £45

Students from £5

Doors open at 19:00 ready for a 19:30 start

Duration: 120 Minutes including an internal of 20 minutes


Or call Oxford Philharmonic's Box Office via 01865 980980 (Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00)

Suitable for ages 6+