Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A Saint-Saens Weekend

Yours truly returns to Jones Hall this weekend for another go at the Saint-Saens' "Organ Symphony," with the Houston Symphony and conductor Louis Langrée. Here's hoping the HSO has rented an electronic organ powerful enough to compete with the orchestra in this masterpiece of the symphonic literature. Also on the program: one of Saint-Saens' violin concertos with Karen Gomyo, violinist, and Messiaen's "Les offrandes oubliées." I'm also doing the prelude lecture before each performance. Check the HSO website for more details: www.houstonsymphony.org