A Musical Tour de Force


#​​It can sometimes be dangerous to be friends with a composer! ​

In 1899, English composer Edward Elgar created his Enigma Variations, a set of variations on the one melody, with each one representing a different friend of his. From his wife to his music publisher, each friend was immortalised in music as their different personalities shone through. This piece has never lost popularity, especially with the moving and powerful ‘Nimrod’ variation. 

We’re also delighted to showcase the majestic QPAC organ and soloist Joseph Nolan, in Poulenc's mighty Concerto.

#This concert also appears as part of our Maestro series



A Musical Tour de Force


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#QPAC's COVID Safe Plan

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#Listening Guide - Enigma



Bach, J. S.

Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 546



Organ Concerto in G minor



Enigma Variations


Johannes Fritzsch

Johannes Fritzsch

Principal Conductor and Artistic Adviser




9 April 2021



A Reserve


$49 - $119

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B Reserve


$49 - $99

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C Reserve


$49 - 85

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#Ticket Information

Ticket Terms

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Transaction Fees

A transaction fee of $15 applies to each subscription booking.

A transaction fee of $7.20 applies per single ticket transaction. Selected ticket delivery methods may incur an additional charge.

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