The musicians of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra perform Variations on an Original Theme Enigma, Op. 36
– Variation IX (Adagio) “Nimrod” by Edward Elgar, from our homes to yours. We are looking ahead to brighter days when we can gather in the new Bradley Symphony Center. Until that time, the musicians, staff, and board of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra send warm wishes of safety and health to all. In memory of Walter Robb.
Our smash hit social distance rendition of Elgar’s “Nimrod” represents both the MSO musicians’ desire to perform and several technical feats by sound engineer Jeremy Tusz. “Nimrod,” the most popular of Elgar’s Enigma Variations, was a good candidate for mass remote performance because “it involves the whole orchestra, and it sends a message of hope to the community,” Associate Concertmaster Ilana Setapen says. As the Facebook shares and YouTube views multiply, she hopes “it will reach people who have never been to a symphony concert in Milwaukee. We’re so proud, and we plan to come back stronger than ever. Stay home, stay safe, and stay tuned.”
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