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Saint-Saëns‘ Organ Symphony

James Ehnes

March 10 — March 12, 8:00 p.m.Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Edo de Waart, conductor
James Ehnes, violin
Pacific Symphony

IPPOLITO: Nocturne for orchestra
PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 2
SAINT-SAËNS: Symphony No. 3, “Organ Symphony”
Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
Preview Talk with KUSC's Alan Chapman at 7 p.m.

Hailed by The London Times as a “violinist in a class of his own,” James Ehnes joins legendary conductor Edo de Waart with Prokofiev’s Spanish-inspired second violin concerto; a work that perfectly blends drama with technical virtuosity. On the second half, revel in the majestic power of the William J. Gillespie Concert Organ in Saint-Saëns‘ most popular symphony featuring a melody that was later adapted for film and the 1977 hit song “If I Had Words.”