Tampa Bay Times Masterworks:
Saint-Saens’ Organ Symphony


Michael Francis, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin

Shepherd: Magiya
Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole
Debussy/Matthews: The Sunken Cathedral
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3, “Organ Symphony”

Michael Francis explores the cathedral inside and out, with French composer Saint-Saens’ Symphony No. 3, “Organ Symphony,” and Debussy/Matthews’ The Sunken Cathedral (TFO premiere). Interestingly, despite being called the “Organ Symphony,” it is not a symphony for organ. In fact, organ is used in only two of the four movements, though the dramatic ending is a showstopper. Also on the program is Grammy Award winner and returning violinist Augustin Hadelich on Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole; and Shepherd’s Magiya (TFO premiere), influenced by the great tradition of the Russian overtures and a Russian sense of magic—or magiya.

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Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





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