Saint-Saëns’ astonishingly long career spanned from Beethoven to Stravinsky, which meant he was forever experimenting with new styles. This constant evolution shows through in his thrilling and majestic Third Symphony, which he himself acknowledged to be daunting to perform. Daunting or not, it’s a one-of-a-kind work that’s perfectly suited to Benaroya Hall with its famous and impressive organ!
Pre-concert Talk presented one hour prior to each performance. Free with ticket purchase.
1 hour, 31 minutes
1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall
Kazuki Yamada is Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, starting in the current season. He additionally holds the title of Principal Guest Conductor of Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, since his sensational debut with the orchestra in 2010, which was one of his first appearances in Europe.
British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor is internationally recognized for his electrifying performances and insightful interpretations. His virtuosic command over the most strenuous technical complexities underpins the remarkable depth and understanding of his musicianship. Benjamin is renowned for his distinctive sound, described as ‘poetic and gently ironic, brilliant yet clear-minded, intelligent but not without humour, all translated through a beautifully clear and singing touch’ (The Independent) making him one of the most sought-after young pianists in the world.
Kazuki Yamada’s performances are generously underwritten by the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation. Benjamin Grosvenor’s performances are generously underwritten by Dana and Ned Laird.