ESTEEMED music director, Sir Mark Elder, will hit a high note as he concludes his term at the helm of the Hallé Orchestra, bringing a stirring romantic concert to The Anvil on May 9.

As part of their inaugural visit to The Anvil, the ensemble will embrace their English music roots with George Butterworth's peaceful orchestral piece, Rhapsody: A Shropshire Lad.

As the evening progresses, the hall will resonate with the various descriptions of Sir Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations; from the stark 'Nimrod', a tribute to his publisher, to the intimate C.A.E., in honour of his wife.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Sir Mark Elder will conduct the concert at The Anvil on Thursday, May 9

The orchestra's performance commences with Brahms' Piano Concerto no.1, an austere work previously conceived as both a sonata for piano duet, then a symphony, and now a concerto. Eminent pianist Sir Stephen Hough will accompany the orchestra in this collection of varied music.

Tickets for the performance range from £16 to £44 for standard seats, and £12 for under 25s and full-time students. To book, contact the Anvil Arts box office on 01256 844244 or visit