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San Diego Symphony – Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony

San Diego Symphony – Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony

BERLIOZ –  Overture to Benvenuto Cellini, Op. 23
POULENC –  Concerto in G minor for Organ, Timpani and Strings
SAINT-SAËNS –  Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78: Organ Symphony

Jahja Ling, conductor
Chelsea Chen, organ

Copley Symphony Hall’s mighty Robert Morton theater organ takes center stage in two of the most famous orchestral works written for the “King of instruments.” Leading the concert will be Conductor Laureate Jahja Ling. Guest organist will be internationally-recognized San Diego native Chelsea Chen in her Jacobs Music Center debut.

The “Maestoso” theme of Camille Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony was used in the 1970s pop sing “If I Had Words” by Scott Fitzgerald and Yvonne Keeley, a world-wide million-seller. Perhaps most famously, this same song and theme were heavily featured in the hit 1990s films Babe and Babe: Pig in the City.

This theme has also been the climactic music of Impressions de France, a film that has screened continuously at the Disney Epcot’s France Pavilion since the park opened in 1982 in Florida.

San Diego Symphony – Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony

BERLIOZ –  Overture to Benvenuto Cellini, Op. 23
POULENC –  Concerto in G minor for Organ, Timpani and Strings
SAINT-SAËNS –  Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78: Organ Symphony

Jahja Ling, conductor
Chelsea Chen, organ

Copley Symphony Hall’s mighty Robert Morton theater organ takes center stage in two of the most famous orchestral works written for the “King of instruments.” Leading the concert will be Conductor Laureate Jahja Ling. Guest organist will be internationally-recognized San Diego native Chelsea Chen in her Jacobs Music Center debut.

The “Maestoso” theme of Camille Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony was used in the 1970s pop sing “If I Had Words” by Scott Fitzgerald and Yvonne Keeley, a world-wide million-seller. Perhaps most famously, this same song and theme were heavily featured in the hit 1990s films Babe and Babe: Pig in the City.

This theme has also been the climactic music of Impressions de France, a film that has screened continuously at the Disney Epcot’s France Pavilion since the park opened in 1982 in Florida.

San Diego Symphony – Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony

BERLIOZ –  Overture to Benvenuto Cellini, Op. 23
POULENC –  Concerto in G minor for Organ, Timpani and Strings
SAINT-SAËNS –  Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78: Organ Symphony

Jahja Ling, conductor
Chelsea Chen, organ

Copley Symphony Hall’s mighty Robert Morton theater organ takes center stage in two of the most famous orchestral works written for the “King of instruments.” Leading the concert will be Conductor Laureate Jahja Ling. Guest organist will be internationally-recognized San Diego native Chelsea Chen in her Jacobs Music Center debut.

The “Maestoso” theme of Camille Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony was used in the 1970s pop sing “If I Had Words” by Scott Fitzgerald and Yvonne Keeley, a world-wide million-seller. Perhaps most famously, this same song and theme were heavily featured in the hit 1990s films Babe and Babe: Pig in the City.

This theme has also been the climactic music of Impressions de France, a film that has screened continuously at the Disney Epcot’s France Pavilion since the park opened in 1982 in Florida.

Monterey Symphony – Concert 3

Johannes Brahms – Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
Camille Saint-Saëns – Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 103
Robert Schumann – Symphony No. 2, Op. 61

JOHANNES BRAHMS is a cherished composer among local audiences, who will be charmed with his warm and lyrical Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80, a musical thank-you note to the University of Breslau, who bestowed an honorary doctorate upon him in 1880. The Monterey Symphony’s third concert also features Symphony No. 2 by Robert Schumann, a close friend to Brahms.

Renowned pianist Josu de Solaun will dazzle with his exhilarating performance of Piano Concerto No. 5 by Camille Saint-Saëns. Josu performed Mussorgky’s Pictures at an Exhibition as a solo piano recital previously for the Monterey Symphony, and the 2014 First Prize Enescu Piano Competition winner is back to astonish our audiences again. Do not miss this opportunity!

Join us one hour prior to every performance for our pre-concert lectures presented by musicologist Dr. Todd Samra

Monterey Symphony – Concert 3

Johannes Brahms – Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
Camille Saint-Saëns – Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 103
Robert Schumann – Symphony No. 2, Op. 61

JOHANNES BRAHMS is a cherished composer among local audiences, who will be charmed with his warm and lyrical Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80, a musical thank-you note to the University of Breslau, who bestowed an honorary doctorate upon him in 1880. The Monterey Symphony’s third concert also features Symphony No. 2 by Robert Schumann, a close friend to Brahms.

Renowned pianist Josu de Solaun will dazzle with his exhilarating performance of Piano Concerto No. 5 by Camille Saint-Saëns. Josu performed Mussorgky’s Pictures at an Exhibition as a solo piano recital previously for the Monterey Symphony, and the 2014 First Prize Enescu Piano Competition winner is back to astonish our audiences again. Do not miss this opportunity!

Join us one hour prior to every performance for our pre-concert lectures presented by musicologist Dr. Todd Samra

Radio ReBroadcast – DMSO – Season Finale – American Gothic and Bolero

Radio ReBroadcast – DMSO – Season Finale – American Gothic and Bolero

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa – DMSO’s American Gothic and Bolero – Recorded May 13-14, 2017

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HINDEMITH  Symphonic Metamorphosis
Michael DAUGHERTY  American Gothic
SAINT-SAËNS  Cello Concerto No. 1
RAVEL  Bolero

Joseph Giunta, conducting
Matt Haimovitz, cello

Season Finale! Virtuoso cellist Matt Haimovitz makes his Des Moines Symphony debut in a program that stretches from Spain to France and all the way back to Iowa. Hear the music of Hindemith, composed to showcase the virtuosity of American orchestras, and Saint-Saëns’s beautiful First Cello Concerto. Iowa native Michael Daugherty’s American Gothic is accompanied by our world-premiere film celebrating Grant Wood’s Iowa. Finally, our season reaches its zenith with Ravel’s beloved, driving, hypnotic Bolero.

Radio ReBroadcast – DMSO – Season Finale – American Gothic and Bolero

Radio ReBroadcast – DMSO – Season Finale – American Gothic and Bolero

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa – DMSO’s American Gothic and Bolero – Recorded May 13-14, 2017

On your computer?  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN (link at the top of the page)

On a mobile device? CLICK HERE to download the Public Radio Player App

HINDEMITH  Symphonic Metamorphosis
Michael DAUGHERTY  American Gothic
SAINT-SAËNS  Cello Concerto No. 1
RAVEL  Bolero

Joseph Giunta, conducting
Matt Haimovitz, cello

Season Finale! Virtuoso cellist Matt Haimovitz makes his Des Moines Symphony debut in a program that stretches from Spain to France and all the way back to Iowa. Hear the music of Hindemith, composed to showcase the virtuosity of American orchestras, and Saint-Saëns’s beautiful First Cello Concerto. Iowa native Michael Daugherty’s American Gothic is accompanied by our world-premiere film celebrating Grant Wood’s Iowa. Finally, our season reaches its zenith with Ravel’s beloved, driving, hypnotic Bolero.

Des Moines Symphony – Season Finale – American Gothic and Bolero

Des Moines Symphony – Season Finale – American Gothic and Bolero

HINDEMITH  Symphonic Metamorphosis
Michael DAUGHERTY  American Gothic
SAINT-SAËNS  Cello Concerto No. 1
RAVEL  Bolero

Joseph Giunta, conducting
Matt Haimovitz, cello

Season Finale! Virtuoso cellist Matt Haimovitz makes his Des Moines Symphony debut in a program that stretches from Spain to France and all the way back to Iowa. Hear the music of Hindemith, composed to showcase the virtuosity of American orchestras, and Saint-Saëns’s beautiful First Cello Concerto. Iowa native Michael Daugherty’s American Gothic is accompanied by our world-premiere film celebrating Grant Wood’s Iowa. Finally, our season reaches its zenith with Ravel’s beloved, driving, hypnotic Bolero.