Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony

Monash University Clayton Campus

$30 - $75

Past Event

Queensland Symphony Orchestra Chief Conductor Umberto Clerici returns to lead the MSO in a program of orchestral favourites with an epic finale featuring the majestic grand organs of Robert Blackwood Hall.
  • Debussy’s famous Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun) is a symphonic poem that some consider to be a turning point in music history, as classical music entered the modern age.
  • Ravel’s Mother Goose is an idyllic evocation of childhood. Inspired by the fairy tale creators of the French Baroque, the suite achieves its powerful emotional effect through the simple radiance of its poetic vision.
  • Saint-Saëns’s thundering Organ Symphony is a stunning display of the visceral power of this colossal instrument. This symphony is probably best remembered in pop culture as the music to which Farmer Hoggett dances as he nurses his pig, Babe, back to health.

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Umberto Clerici conductor
Calvin Bowman organ

Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Ravel Mother Goose Suite
Saint-Saëns Symphony No.3 Organ

  • Dates & Times:

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    • Friday 11 August 2023, 7:30pm

  • Ticket Pricing

    Premium A Reserve B Reserve C Reserve
    Standard $75 $65 $55 $35
    Concession $70 $60 $50 $30
    Standard $75
    Concession $70
    A Reserve
    Standard $65
    Concession $60
    B Reserve
    Standard $55
    Concession $50
    C Reserve
    Standard $35
    Concession $30
  • Performance Information

    • Duration: Approximately 2 hour and 15 minutes with one interval

    • Venue: Robert Blackwood Hall

    • Age suitability: All ages

  • Venue Details

    Robert Blackwood Hall:
    Monash University Clayton Campus,
    49 Scenic Boulevard, Clayton 3800

    Accessibility Information

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