London Philharmonic Orchestra Offstage Podcast

Jun 15, 2023

Anna joined YolanDa Brown (Saxophonist and host of the LPO Offstage Podcast), piccolo player Stewart McIlwham and violinist Martin Höhmann to take a close look at Camille Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony.

They discuss the challenges of communicating with the conductor from the organ, how to get the perfect tempo so those mammoth chords have maximum impact, and how the flutes and violins manage the difficult offbeat rhythms.

Anna also reveals how she’s able to practise on concert hall organs, what it’s like to be inside a 32-foot organ pipe and she offers some social media tips for musicians who want to share their musical journeys.

Listen to the full episode on LPO’s website and on all streaming platforms.