Ever wonder what it sounded like when the great composers played their own music at home?

Well, here’s a chance to have a go on Elgar’s piano and see what it sounds like!

From Thursday 30th May to Saturday 1st June, Royal Porcelain Works are delighted to host Elgar’s very own piano from his home and we invite everyone to come and tinkle on same keys played by the legend himself.

All skill levels are welcome to have a go, and if you prefer to play some Mozart or a bit of Beatles, we won’t tell!

This attraction has been made possible by special arrangement with The Firs: Elgar’s Birthplace, the National Trust and Royal Porcelain Works, as a part of The Elgar Festival.

2019 marks 100 years since the completion of Elgar’s Cello Concerto, one of the most beloved and admired works in classical music history.

The Elgar Festival celebrates this momentous occasion with a gala performance of the Cello Concerto by cellist Raphael Wallfisch and the English Symphony Orchestra, as part of an immersive and engaging schedule of festival events including talks, poetry readings, recitals, choral concerts, family events and more.

This is truly Elgar for Everyone!

FAQs

Anyone is welcome to come along and play Sir Edward’s piano! And if you can’t play any Elgar but maybe some Beatles songs, or other, we won’t tell!

You will find Elgar’s piano within a ‘set’ of Elgar’s home, looking as it would have done in the composers own home, located in The Foyer at Royal Porcelain Works, next to Nest Worcester, opposite the Museum of Royal Worcester.

To find Royal Porcelain Works, if you are using sat nav, enter postcode: WR1 2NE for the most accurate location or visit our website to view all nearby car parks.

The Elgar Festival is for Everyone! It is a celebration of Worcester’s most famous musical son set in his home town and surrounds. With a legacy of music to stir the soul and inspire every heart, Elgar is for YOU! Our developing range of events are for people of all ages, interests, and lifestyles … come along and join the Festival fun!

Held annually during the weekend closest to Elgar’s birthday (2 June 1857), the festival combines symphonic and string orchestra concerts by the festival’s orchestra-in-residence, the English Symphony Orchestra, with chamber concerts, choral concerts, recitals, outdoor concerts, plays, exhibits and talks. Venues for the festival include Worcester Cathedral, Huntingdon Concert Hall, Henry Sandon Hall, The Royal Porcelain Works, the Elgar Birthplace, Worcester Guildhall and the Elgar School of Music. The Festival brings together the full gamut of leading musical and educational organisations across Worcestershire with a starry array of internationally renowned guest artists.

The first annual festival in 2018 offered a diverse array of events in Worcester and was a Critic’s Pick in both The Guardian and The Times. In 2019, the festival expands to four dayas and incorporates an ambitious programme of concerts, workshops and recitals alongside a wide range of educational activities and community projects.

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  • The Foyer
  • May 30, 2019
  • Thursday, 9:00AM to 5:00PM

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Play Elgar’s Piano

The Foyer

Thursday, 9:00AM to 5:00PM
May 30, 2019

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Play Elgar’s Piano

The Foyer

Thursday, 9:00AM to 5:00PM
May 30, 2019

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