Mormon Tabernacle organist, meet Utah Symphony

The Utah Symphony will welcome Mormon Tabernacle Choir organist Richard Elliott to Abravanel Hall for a concert of the most iconic and commonly performed work for organ and orchestra – Saint-Saëns’ “Organ Symphony.”

Elliott will also perform Poulenc’s organ concerto with the Utah Symphony under the direction of young American conductor Andrew Grams, Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7 at 8 p.m. in the hall (123 West South Temple).

From a press release:

The haunting beauty and simplified instrumentation of Poulenc’s organ concerto, featuring a string orchestra and timpani as accompaniment, will serve as a delicate pairing with Saint-Saëns’ dynamic and powerful “Organ Symphony,” featuring virtuosic piano passages, a musical style characteristic of the Romantic period and the stately presence of a large pipe organ. Also on the program is “Scherzo Fantastique,” an early work by Igor Stravinsky.

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