Insights of Genius

Insights of Genius
15th February 2022 MPO Marketing

Insights of Genius

DATE: 15/02/2022
TIME: 8:00 PM till 9:30 PM

presented as part of the Symphonic Middle East Festival 2022 




Alexey Shor From my Bookshelf
Edward Elgar Enigma Variations, Op. 36  


For the second performance in the festival, the MPO performs an orchestral piece by one of the UK’s most cherished composers, Edward Elgar. The intriguing Enigma Variations are a unique fourteen-movement work that features a series of musical ‘sketches’ inspired by personality traits and/or personal events concerning the composer’s close friends. 

Acclaimed Russian pianist Mikhail Pletnev joins the orchestra for his arrangement of Shor’s From My Bookshelf, incorporates a series of eight musical portraits describing some of the composer’s favourite literary figures. 

This concert is presented by CMDI Group and SAMIT Event Group, with the support of the European Foundation for Support of Culture (EUFSC). 

LOCATION: Dubai Opera, Dubai