Pulling out all the stops. It’s curious to think an expression used by everyone from fashion designers to footballers was derived from something as historic as the organ.
This phenomenal instrument is a conduit for drama. And when all the stops are out, it’s electrifying – especially when in the presence of the Sydney Opera House Grand Organ, the world’s largest mechanical tracker-action pipe organ, consisting of an extraordinary 10,244 pipes.
Virtuoso French organist Olivier Latry is one of the world’s top organists. A professor at the Paris Conservatoire, he was appointed organist at Notre Dame Cathedral at just 23 – and in this program with conductor Stéphane Denève, he brings his fabulous technique to two great works by two French masters.
There’s no one better than Latry to take on the power of Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony, one of the most famous symphonies of all time. This work is pure feel-good romanticism, full of soaring emotional moments.
Poulenc’s Concerto brings to the organ a world of ethereal beauty. Subtle and introspective, it provides a wonderful contrast to the Saint-Saëns.
July 10th, 2024
July 13th, 2024
GETTING TO THE VENUE
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT: The Sydney Opera House is a six-minute walk to Circular Quay which is regularly served by public buses, trains and ferries to Circular Quay.
BY CAR: Wilson Parking owns and operates the public Sydney Opera House Car Park, which is located at 2 Macquarie Street (Northern end). The car park is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, and has undercover access to the Sydney Opera House Lower Concourse.
For further information please visit the Sydney Opera House
Conductor: Stéphane Denève
Organ: Olivier Latry
GUILLAUME CONNESSON Flammenschrift
POULENC Organ Concerto
SAINT-SAЁNS Symphony No.3, Organ
Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony is at Sydney's Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House.
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