"Ode to the Organ"


Friday, March 23, 2018 8:00PM
Long Center

"Ode to the Organ"







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.