Wednesday 2 Apr 2014, 7:30pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Venue Box Office: 0116 233 3111

Edward Gardner conductor

Ruxandra Donose mezzo soprano

Wagner Overture, Rienzi

Berlioz La mort de Cléopâtre


Elgar Symphony No. 1

Music Director of English National Opera and a regular guest conductor of the Philharmonia, Edward Gardner returns to Leicester. La mort de Cléopâtre was spun from Berlioz’s fascination with Shakespeare’s tale of Cleopatra’s suicide following the death of Marc Antony. After its première, conductor Hans Richter heralded Elgar’s First Symphony as "the greatest symphony of modern times".