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Sir Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variation 9: Nimrod Presented Virtually by Bay Atlantic Symphony


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, October 18


Virtual Event, Atlantic City, NJ


Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, more popularly known as Enigma Variations was written by British composer Sir Edward Elgar in 1898 and 1899.  While there are 14 variations in all, Enigma Variation 9: Nimrod, is the most recognizable and most memorable, according to Bay Atlantic Symphony Musical Director Jed Gaylin.  He directed and produced a 17 musician Bay Atlantic Symphony Chamber Ensemble that will be performed in a virtual concert Sunday, October 18th at 2 pm.  Professional musicians, many familiar to Bay Atlantic Symphony audiences, playing strings, winds, brass and timpani are all included.  Before and after the concert presentation, members of the newly formed Friends of the Bay Atlantic Symphony group are invited to a preview introduction of the piece and then a recap of how the concert was virtually produced, and the technology required to edit 17 separate individual video performances, hosted by Gaylin with other special guests.  At a later date, the concert will be posted on the Bay Atlantic Symphony web site.  In the Old Testament of the Bible, Nimrod was Noah’s great grandson, a gifted hunter.  Jaeger means hunter in German.  Jaeger was the last name of Elgar’s publisher and closest friend, August J. Jaeger.  Elgar said he composed Enigma Variation 9 as a musical reproduction of a conversation he had with Jaeger about the inspiration for Beethoven adagios.  Attendance is free but registration is required.  For information about Sir Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variation 9:  Nimrod virtual concert, visit


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