Enigma Variations with Adam Hickox

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Fri 18 Nov ’22
    20:15
    Grote Zaal
    past
  • Sun 20 Nov ’22
    14:15
    Grote Zaal
    past

Super talent Adam Hickox, who learnt his trade as assistant conductor with our orchestra, now makes his debut with a big symphonic programme.

Ravel said that La valse was simply an ode to Viennese three-four time. But his contemporaries, shortly after World War I, felt that the intense rhythms represented a grotesque commentary on current affairs. We can also speculate on the composer’s true intentions in the case of Schnittke – a master in the art of wrong-footing – and in Elgar’s glorious Enigma Variations. Will this concert give us the answers?

Tremendously sensitive, endearingly mischievous

NRC about Adam Hickox with the Rotterdam Philharmonic

programme

Schnittke viola concerto | Ravel la valse | Elgar enigma variations

credits

Adam Hickox conductor| Lawrence Power viola