Saint-Saëns' 'Organ Symphony'

Gábor Takács-Nagy, Benjamin Dieltjens, Eliz Erkalp, Graziano Moretto, Louis Baumann
Musicians of the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra
Sun 15.12.2024 – 11:00
Queen Elisabeth Hall, Antwerpen
Sun 15.12.24

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart introduced the Salzburg audience to his Sinfonia concertante at the age of twenty-two, blending symphony and concerto elements. The piece showcases rich harmonies, emotional depth, and a seamless integration of solo and orchestral instruments, foreshadowing his greatest masterpieces. Leaders of the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra shine as soloists in this remarkable composition.

Camille Saint-Saëns reached the pinnacle of his musical career with his Third Symphony, a beloved masterpiece of French late Romanticism. Drawing on the Dies Irae motif from the Gregorian requiem, it expresses the fear of the end times. The unforgettable, vibrant finale features the full orchestra and organ in a powerful collaboration.


Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, KV 297b

Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 in C minor, opus 78