Taking cues from Philip Larkin’s poem, we begin with Radiohead’s guitarist Jonny Greenwood and his composition 'Water'.
Here instead of seeing refractions of light, we hear them – cascading, skipping, sliding and overlapping one another.
Refraction leads to reverberation with Saint-Saëns’ Third Symphony, the French composer’s most famous work. Performed on one of the largest organs of its kind in the world, it’s a resonant finish to a truly unique line-up. Dane Lam conducts.
LYLE CHAN Gravity and Levity on the Sunbreathing Earth*
JONNY GREENWOOD Water
SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No.3, Organ Symphony
Lyle Chan's Gravity and Levity on the Sunbreathing Earth was made possible through the Sydney Symphony Orchestra's 50 Fanfares Project and was commissioned by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
DANE LAM conductor
DAVID DRURY organ