Sep 27

09/27/2024 at 11:00

Described by Shostakovich himself as “festive or celebrative in spirit,” The Festive Overture begins with a brass fanfare which later reappears before the work’s coda. The concert concludes with Saint – Saëns Organ Symphony No. 3. It is popularly known as the Organ Symphony, since, unusually for a late-Romantic symphony, two of the four sections use the pipe organ. The composer inscribed it as: Symphonie No. 3 “avec orgue” (with organ).

Shostakovich: Festive Overture
Saint – Saëns: Organ Symphony No. 3

UAB’s Alys Stephens Center — Jemison Concert Hall $8/ticket

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