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“Ode to the Organ”
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  • where: Dell Hall directions
  • conductor: Peter Bay

Organist phenom Cameron Carpenter has his debut with the ASO performing pieces by Joseph Jongen and Camille Saint-Saëns. The Jongen “is a tour de force, considered by many to be among the greatest works ever written for organ and orchestra.” The evening concludes with Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No. 3 in C Minor. Saint-Saëns said this about the piece, “I gave everything to it I was able to give. What I have here accomplished, I will never achieve again.” After the death of his friend Franz Liszt on July 31, 1886, Saint-Saëns dedicated the work to Liszt’s memory.

Still want more? How about playing on some string instruments provided by our friends at Violins Etc.? We also have a wonderful pre-concert talk given by Bob Buckalew at 7:10 pm. How about “tweeting” with our musicians and ASO staff? Take a photo in front of our photo wall. The Austin Symphony has “Something for Everyone!”


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Saturday, March 24 performance is now on Thursday, March 22.

All artists, programs & dates subject to change

Joseph Jongen Symphonie concertante for Organ and Orchestra, Op. 81
Camille Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78, Organ

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  • Jongen: Symphonie Concertante for Organ & Orchestra / Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3- Organ
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