St. John the Divine: David Briggs’ Transcription Of Edward Elgar’s Symphony No. 1

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    When:
    November 3, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm America/New York Timezone
    2017-11-03T19:30:00-04:00
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    Where:
    1047 Amsterdam Ave
    New York, NY 10025
    USA

    The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine Presents

    The U.S. Premiere Of

    David Briggs’ Transcription Of Edward Elgar’s Symphony No. 1

    Friday, November 3, 2017
    7:30 – 9:00 pm

    The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
    1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street)

    Performance continues 2017-2018 season of Great Music in a Great Space

    International concert organist and composer David Briggs will perform his transcription of Elgar’s deeply moving First Symphony (1908) on Friday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m., at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan, as the opening concert of Great Organ: A Recital Series, part of the 2017–2018 season of Great Music in a Great Space.

    The Cathedral of St. John the Divine recently appointed Mr. Briggs as Artist in Residence at the Cathedral. His first program in this capacity is an all-Elgar concert, including listener favorites “Pomp and Circumstance” and “Nimrod” from Elgar’s “Enigma Variations.”

    Elgar’s First Symphony (1908) underwent a long gestation—Elgar was 51 when he wrote it, and the piece offers a long look into the composer’s character: by turns aristocratic, volatile, nature-loving, wistful, and passionately romantic.

    The Cathedral’s Great Organ, built in 1911 by Ernest M. Skinner and enlarged and rebuilt in 1954 by G. Donald Harrison of the Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company, stands as a remarkable example of America’s premier organ craftsmanship.

    The 2017-2018 season of Great Music in a Great Space continues with a full season of choral, organ, and holiday performances, Great Organ: A Recital Series will return to the Cathedral in January 2018.

    Tickets are $25. For more information, please visit this website.

    PROGRAM

    All pieces by Edward Elgar

    Pomp and Circumstance, Op. 39, March No. 4 (transcribed by Herbert Brewer)
    Nimrod from Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36
    (transcribed by Sir William Harris)
    Symphony No. 1, Op. 55
    (transcribed by David Briggs).