Falls Church News-Press: F.C. Episcopal’s Organ Up to the Task of Saint-Saens’ 3rd Symphony

Monday, March 26, 2018

By Nicholas F. Benton

If there is one word to describe Camille Saint-Saens Third Symphony, known as the Organ Symphony, is would be big. Some have said that it would fill the Grand Canyon with its sound. Truly, it is a reason why I tell friends that they haven’t experienced that work until they see it performed live. No recording can really do it justice.

That being said, that big, big symphony was not too big for the mighty organ and the perfect acoustics of the main, newer sanctuary of the Falls Church Episcopal Church, where the talented Tysons McLean Orchestra took up the challenge of the amazing work last Saturday night. If there was anything lacking in the concert, it was only that more people weren’t there to enjoy it. The performance deserved to have been done to a standing room only audience to match the standing ovation it received.