City of Birmingham Orchestra
"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
- Harish Shankar - conductor
- Boris Giltburg - piano
- Darius Battiwalla - organ
- 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.