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"I gave everything to it I was able to give" Harish Shankar

At a glance:

Event Date: 21/04/2018
Venue: Leeds Town Hall, Leeds
Price:  £28.00
Closing Date For Tickets: 7th Feb 2018
Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Mark Pallant
The concert will be finished by approximately 9.30pm

Principle People:

  • Harish Shankar - conductor
  • Boris Giltburg - piano
  • Darius Battiwalla - organ

Program:

  • Ravel – Suite: Mother Goose
  • Prokofiev – Piano Concerto No 3
  • Saint-Saëns – Symphony No 3 (Organ)

The orchestra thunders and roars, everyone’s silent, and then with one mighty chord, the Town Hall organ blows the roof off. However well you know Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony, experiencing it live in concert never gets any less exciting.

The composer himself said of his Third Symphony,

“I gave everything to it I was able to give.

What I have here accomplished, I will never achieve again”.

The evening also features Boris Giltburg in Prokofiev’s high-octane Piano Concerto No 3 – the most popular of his five piano concertos, and Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite as a playful and upbeat opener.