Marat Bisengaliev, conductor
Sanzharali Kopbayev, piano
Saint-Saens: Danse macabre
Grieg: Piano Concerto, Op. 16
Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme (‘Enigma’), Op. 36
SOI Music Director Marat Bisengaliev leads the Orchestra in the famous ‘Enigma’ Variations by Sir Edward Elgar. Marat is a noted Elgar specialist and his recordings of Elgar’s violin works have won wide acclaim and numerous awards. The piece comprises 14 variations on an original theme, each variation being a musical sketch of one of Elgar’s friends.
12-year-old piano prodigy Sanzharali Kopbayev will join the SOI and Marat to perform Grieg’s piano concerto, one of the most popular pieces in the genre.
This programme runs approximately 95 minutes, including one intermission.