This was a magnificent performance and the first time I had a chance to see Charles Dutoit conducting and the Organ at the SOH playing in a significant capacity. Our seats were quite high up which gave us a good way to see the articulation of the different sections of the orchestra playing Mozart, Frank Martin - an interesting modern surprise for me, and Saint-Saens. I have a recording of the Organ Symphony conducted by Zubin Mehta on DECCA and play it regularly. Hearing it in the flesh and brilliantly conducted by Charles Dutoit, it was certainly one of the best concerts I had a chance to attend in Sydney. David Drury gave the Organ a great workout, in turn subtle and fierce, at times only providing a base for the orchestra's musings, but otherwise providing the appropriate thunder!
all in all, it was a
Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.