BBC Proms

Orchestre de Paris, cond. Paavo Järvi / Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony No.3 / BBC Proms

“Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony (No.3) is becoming quite a Proms favourite — this was its third performance in the past six years — and with the mighty Albert Hall instrument in full-throated voice for the finale, it’s not hard to see why. It wasn’t until the last stages, however, that Paavo Järvi let his Orchestre de Paris off the leash, allowing soloist Thierry Escaich to pull out the stops, leading to a roof-raising ending.”
Evening Standard, September 2013

“With Thierry Escaich at the organ, the pomp and circumstance of the finale brought the house down.”
Guardian, September 2013