Muscat: Royal Opera House Muscat’s (ROHM) magnificent pipe organ will come alive, as renowned Muscat organists, along with European colleagues and orchestral musicians take the audience on a fascinating journey from the Italian Renaissance into the 21st century.
Opening with Antonio Valente’s 16th century Torch Dance, the programme ventures through the 17th and 18th centuries with gorgeous classics from Bach, Vivaldi’s sparkling Concerto for Two Organists and Two Orchestras and Handel’s lofty Organ Concerto with Choir.
Highlights from the 19th and 20th centuries include Edward Elgar’s Reinventing Bach and a rare performance of Jeanne Demessieux’s beautiful Poèmepour Orgue et Orchestre. Sir George Benjamin brings the programme into the 21st century with a modernist re-imagining of Récit de Tierce en Taille, a magnificent work commissioned for the BBC’s Last Night at the Proms.
ROHM’s splendid organ and orchestral concert will be held on one night only—Sunday, February 24, at 7pm. For further information and bookings, consult the ROHM website: www.rohmuscat.org.om.