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Concerto Sunday - Elgar and Rachmaninov in the afternoon

SCO return to Turner Sims with a performance of two of the most famous concertos. The Elgar Cello Concerto and Rachmaninov's 2nd Piano Concerto.

Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton

Sunday 4th February 2024 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Ticket Prices: £10.00 - £18.00

The Programme


Edward Elgar
Cello Concerto

Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85, his last notable work, is a cornerstone of the solo cello repertoire. Elgar composed it in the aftermath of the First World War, when his music had already gone out of fashion with the concert-going public.

In contrast with Elgar's earlier Violin Concerto, which is lyrical and passionate, the Cello Concerto is for the most part contemplative and elegiac.


Sergei Rachmaninov
Piano Concerto No. 2

The Piano Concerto No. 2 is a concerto for piano and orchestra 
composed by Sergei Rachmaninov between June 1900 and April 1901.

The piece established his fame as a concerto composer and is one of his most enduringly popular pieces.

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