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Orchestra North East – Encore

Saturday 5 October at 7:30 PM

This ever-popular orchestra returns to the glorious surroundings of Durham Cathedral for the first concert of its 2019-20 season, with an exciting programme of music.

Conducted by Philippe Bach, Musical Director of the prestigious Meiningen Opera, Orchestra North East performs:

Wagner: Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, op 36, “Enigma Variations”
Rachmaninov: Symphony no.3 in A Minor, op. 44

With its full orchestral sound, Wagner’s overture, The Mastersingers of Nuremberg is a rousing concert-opener that features stately and lyrical themes from Wagner’s only comedy opera.

One of Elgar’s most popular and enduring works, the Enigma Variations, display an inventive range of moods in the depictions of the composer’s friends in variations on an original theme.

Rachmaninov’s Third Symphony is one of his later compositions and is, arguably, a hidden gem of a symphony. Perhaps less familiar than his first two symphonies, it is nonetheless expressive and powerfully emotional, and its inventive exploration of orchestral colours is as delightful as it is masterful.


Full price: £16.00 + £1.25 booking fee
Concession: £14.00 + £1.09 booking fee
Student: £8.00 + £0.62 booking fee
School pupil: £3.00 + £0.23 booking fee
Age 16 and under (accompanied): £1 + £0.08 booking fee
Wheelchair and carer: £10.00 + £0.78 booking fee

Buy tickets online at or from TicketSource on 0333 666 3366 (additional call charge of £1.75 applies). Tickets also available on the door from 6.50pm onwards, subject to availability.

For more information see the facebook event:, and to find out more about Orchestra North East see