The hour-long concert was devised, and proved to be, a good introduction to classical music for those who wanted a taste to see if they would like to plunge in. The concert was free, and the hall almost full.
Surely not many CEOs of orchestras are also conductors; it is probably rare for a symphony orchestra Chief Executive officer to conduct the orchestra as a swan-song to his job. Of...
Le Sommeil de l’enfant Jesus
Rhapsodie sur des Noëls,
an organ piece
by Eugene Gigout (1844-1925) was played by Paul Rosoman on the main organ, in the gallery. The piece featured variations on the Christmas carol we know... read more
Unfortunately, I missed the first item on the programme, hence the question mark above, which is based on the biographical information in the concert programme. That item was a traditional French song,