Elgar Cello Concerto


Saturday, April 14, 2018 7:30PM

Elgar Cello Concerto
Presale through May 3, 2016









Tito Muñoz, conductor
István Várdai, cello

Nina Young: Agnosco Veteris*
Elgar: Cello Concerto
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”*

Hungarian cellist István Várdai debuts with The Phoenix Symphony in Elgar’s rhapsodic Cello Concerto – the composer’s swansong, full of melancholy and farewell. Plus, Mendelssohn’s stirring “Scottish” Symphony – a symphonic souvenir of his visit to the highlands. Tito Muñoz opens the program with Nina Young’s Agnosco Veteris, full of striking contrasts of mood and sonority.

*Coffee Classics performances feature one hour of music selected from the Classics program.