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Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony

10 – 13 July 2024

In the Concert Hall

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Classical Music

Consisting of big displays of French talent, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra have pulled out all the stops for this exhilarating show.

Thunderous and tender

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, he brings his fabulous technique to two great works by two French masters.

There's no one better than Latry to take on 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.

Presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra


POULENC Organ Concerto
SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No.3, Organ

Artist information

Stéphane Denève conductor 
Olivier Latry organ 

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