Saint-Saëns Today

Fri 04 Feb 2022, 6:00pm - 6:50pm

Royal Northern College of Music, Oxford Road, Manchester M13

Camille Saint-Saëns is much loved, residing high up the Classic FM Hall of Fame, for such sunny, tuneful gems as Carnival of the Animals and the 'Organ' Symphony – itself commissioned by the Philharmonic Society in 1886. But how much do we know about the man and his music, and do current perceptions really do him justice?

Organist Anna Lapwood, historian Leanne Langley, composer David Horne and RNCM postgraduate pianist Michael Shiu join RPS Chief Executive James Murphy to share personal insights and cast fresh light on a treasured composer we mostly don’t know as well as we might.

Admission free and no tickets required. Further information about the event and visiting the RNCM can be found on its website here.

Presented with the Royal Northern College of Music as part of their major conference Saint-Saëns Across Borders, this event precedes a concert at 7.30pm featuring the ‘Organ’ Symphony performed by Anna Lapwood and the RNCM Symphony Orchestra.