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Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony

Sat / Apr 13, 2024 - 2:00PM

Louis Langrée leads Saint-Saëns’ imaginative Third Symphony, plus a symphonic world premiere.

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About this Performance

Camille Saint-Saëns’ adventurous, final symphony has been engrained in popular culture, with themes from its memorable triumphant last movement appearing in pop songs and as the main theme in the film Babe. Dedicated to Franz Liszt—and featuring the LA Phil’s own Joanne Pearce Martin in this performance—the “Organ” symphony led fellow composer Charles Gounod to hail Saint-Saëns as “the French Beethoven.”

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Director Louis Langrée teams up again with acclaimed composer Jonathan Bailey Holland for a world premiere symphony. And in an impressive showcase of Maurice Ravel, Principal Concertmaster Martin Chalifour performs the composer’s virtuosic violin showpiece, followed by the LA Phil demonstrating his knack for conveying childlike wonder with the Mother Goose Suite.

This performance is generously supported in part by the Kohl Virtuoso Violin Fund.

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