A new orchestration of Elgar's String Quartet in E minor, op.83, will have its world premiere at the Presteigne Festival in mid-Wales later this month. The festival commissioned British composer David Matthews to arrange the quartet for string orchestra.

The three-movement quartet was first performed at the Wigmore Hall in May 1919. Its slow movement was played at the funeral of Elgar's wife the following year, and Elgar himself is alleged to have suggested that it would be worthy of orchestration.