31 Jan 2015 The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

BBC Philharmonic 2014-15 Season Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony

Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony

Played

19:30 Saturday 31 Jan 2015 Main AuditoriumThe Bridgewater Hall, Manchester Tel: 0161 907 9000

  • Ludwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
  • Symphony No 8 in F major Symphony No 8 in F major Also known as: Symphony No 8 in F major, Op 93
  • Franz Liszt 1811–1886
  • Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns 1835–1921
  • Symphony No 3 in C minor, 'Organ' Symphony No 3 in C minor, 'Organ' Also known as: Symphony No 3 in C minor, 'Organ', Op 78

Concert Information

There is a reason why they call Saint-Saëns’s Third the ‘Organ’ Symphony and when The Bridgewater Hall organ raises the roof at the end of tonight’s concert under the baton of Conductor Laureate Gianandrea Noseda, you’ll understand why. It’s the grandest possible finish to an evening of romantic adventures, as Ludwig van Beethoven waves a cheerful farewell to the 18th century with his glorious Eighth Symphony and Franz Liszt pushes the piano to its absolute limits in his fiery, outrageously over-the-top Second Piano Concerto. It will pose no problem for the energetic Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, whose collaborations with Noseda have drawn considerable critical acclaim.

Preview, 6.30pm:

Conductor Laureate Gianandrea Noseda and Jean-Efflam Bavouzet join BBC Philharmonic General Manager Simon Webb to discuss their collaborations.

Journey Through Music, 6.30pm:

These pre-concert workshops are free to ticket-holders with children aged 8 - 16 years old.

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