Jessica Cottis conductor
Alison Balsom trumpet
Gigout, Grand Choeur Dialogue
Bach, Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV.582
Mendelssohn, Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream
Mendelssohn, Nocturne from A Midsummer Night's Dream
Bach, Concerto in D for keyboard, BWV.972
Maxwell Davies, A Wall of Music
Tavener, Monument for Beethoven for chorus & organ
Franck, Fantaisie in A (No.1 of 3 Pièces pour grand orgue)
Liszt, Mephisto Waltz No.1
Dupré, Prelude & Fugue in B, Op.7 No.1
Come and hear the re-inauguration of the iconic Harrison & Harrison Royal Festival Hall concert organ, performed by a celebrity cast of organists with international star trumpeter Alison Balsom, Southbank Centre's Voicelab and the brass ensembles of our resident orchestras the London Philharmonic and Philharmonia.
The programme includes specially commissioned works from two of Britain's most famous composers - Sir John Tavener and Master of the Queen's Music, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.
Four of the world's leading organists celebrate the refurbishment and reinstallation of the organ, putting the instrument through its paces in a programme of virtuosic and dazzling repertoire, including Bach's monumental Passacaglia.