From Don Quichotte, Dulcinee, and Desi Arnaz to Sir Edward Elgar’s “friends pictured within” his magnum opus, this concert paints a series of musical portraits culminating in the renowned
Enigma Variations, which celebrates its 120th anniversary this year. The gallery will also feature Richard Strauss’
Till Eulenspiegl’s Merry Pranks, Maurice Ravel’s song cycle Don Quichotte à Dulcinée, Michael Daugherty’s
Desi, and James Syler’s new work Love Among the Ruins for viola, winds, and percussion, inspired Robert Browning’s riveting poem of the same name.
Pre-concert ensemble: Cello trio
Concert program and notes