Mon 1 January 0001 - Sat 21 April 2018
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Harish Shankar - conductor
Boris Giltburg - piano
Darius Battiwalla - organ
Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Mark Pallant
The concert will be finished by approximately 9.30pm
The orchestra thunders and roars, everyone’s silent, and then with one mighty chord, the Town Hall organ blows the roof off. However well you know Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony, experiencing it live in concert never gets any less exciting. The composer himself said of his third Symphony, “I gave everything to it I was able to give. What I have here accomplished, I will never achieve again”.
The evening also features Boris Giltburg in Prokofiev’s high-octane Piano Concerto No 3 – the most popular of his five piano concertos, and Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite as a playful and upbeat opener.
A £37.10, B £34.98, C £30.74, D £24.38, E £18.02, O £13.78