Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony

February 22 – 25, 2024

Thursday
February 22, 2024
7:30pm

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Tickets starting at $51

Friday
February 23, 2024
7:30pm

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Tickets starting at $53

Saturday
February 24, 2024
7:30pm

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Sunday
February 25, 2024
3:00pm

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FABIO LUISI conducts
KAREN GOMYO violin
TINE THING HELSETH trumpet
BRADLEY HUNTER WELCH organ

SOPHIA JANI Flare
XI WANG YEAR 2020: Concerto for Violin, Trumpet, and Orchestra | DSO Commission, World Premiere
SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3, Organ

Showing off the power and majesty of “the king of instruments,” Bradley Hunter Welch is at the Lay Family Concert Organ where the DSO, led by Fabio Luisi, performs Saint-Saëns’s grand Romantic “Organ Symphony.” The composer told the commissioning body that it “will be terrifying, I warn you.” But do not be afraid; you’ll be safely guided to the blazing C Major chord that sets the last movement in motion.

Also featured on this program are pieces written by local SMU professor and composer Xi Wang, and DSO Composer-in-Residence Sophia Jani. In Xi’s work the unusual instrument pairing of the trumpet and violin in YEAR 2020 reflects the work’s inspiration from the tumultuous and unprecedented world created in the wake of the global pandemic.

PERFORMANCE PRELUDES
Join us for a special pre-concert talk with Assistant Conductor Maurice Cohn! The talks will take place from Horchow Hall starting at 6:30pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and 2:00pm on Sunday.

NOTE: The DSO will record this weekend’s performances for a future album release.
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FABIO LUISI MUSIC DIRECTOR LOUISE W. & EDMUND J. KAHN MUSIC DIRECTORSHIP

Fabio Luisi

Music Director

Louise W. & Edmund J. Kahn Music Directorship

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Karen Gomyo

Violin

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Tine Thing Helseth

Trumpet

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Bradley Hunter Welch

Resident Organist

Lay Family Chair

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Xi Wang

Composer

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Sophia Jani

Composer

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