I can’t wait to hear Emmanuel Pahud playing with the Australian Chamber Orchestra on Wednesday night. They call him the greatest living flautist. Wow.

Emmanuel Pahud

He speaks with the same passion with which he plays:

“We [Richard Tognetti and I] are burning to bring all this emotion to audiences through beautiful music and very intense music making and connect with people in the room. I think that’s both our life and our passion at the same time. “

I’m really excited to be presenting the preconcert talk for this gig. The program has an obvious French theme with the  Ravel String Quartet (arranged for string orchestra) played by the ACO, and Emmanuel playing Syrinx by Debussy on the other. These two French impressionistic pieces prepare the ground for the Franck Sonata, which Pahud says will be “a very long, intense and breathtaking piece of music-making”.

Hope to see you Wednesday at the Perth Concert Hall – join me for the preconcert talk at 6:45pm for some extra insights into the music.

Here is a sneak peak of Emmanuel playing Syrinx: