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Organ Symphony


Thu 27 Feb 2014, 8:00pm

Where: Auckland Town Hall - Great Hall, 303 Queen St, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages


Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
The New Zealand Herald Premier Series

Eckehard Stier Conductor
Alexander Gavrylyuk Piano
John Wells Organ

Honegger: Pacific 231
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 1
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3, ‘Organ’

A concert with the melody and majesty of Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony at its core – a work loved not only by orchestral audiences but with themes well-known through its adaptation as a 1970s pop song (‘If I had Words’) and as the theme tune for the movie Babe.

It’s also a concert that takes machines both musical and industrial as its inspiration: alongside the organ, it features Rachmaninov’s concerto, which pushes piano technique to a new extreme; and Honegger took inspiration for his symphonic poem Pacific 231 from steam locomotives.

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