Elgar's Enigma

British Beauties

2023-24 Season: Classical Series

Appell Center for the Performing Arts


Saturday, November 4, 2023, 7:30 PM EST


2 Hours


The concert celebrates Britain’s most notable composers during the Romantic era.  Featuring Concertmaster Denise Dillenbeck and Principal Horn Cheryl Staherski, Ethel Smyth breaks boundaries as she captivates the listener with her charming Concerto for Violin & Horn. Next Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s The Bamboula was inspired from the animated aforenamed Caribbean dance, and finally Edward Elgar’s masterpiece Enigma Variations came to fruition with musical parodies of his friends and supposedly contains a hidden mystery.

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor – The Bamboula
Ethel Smyth – Concerto for Violin & Horn
Edward Elgar – Enigma Variations
Lawrence Golan

Lawrence Golan is in high demand across the United States and internationally.
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Cheryl Staherski

Cheryl Staherski received her bachelor’s degree in music education from Millersville University, where she has been a professor of horn for 16 years.
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Denise Dillenbeck

A radiant violinist that delivers extraordinary performances imbued with imagination and insight
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