Discover Saint-Saëns’ “Organ” Symphony

Discover Saint-Saens' Organ Symphony, our 6th television show, won the bronze Telly Award!

In September 2022, we recorded our 6th interactive television show: Discover Saint-Saëns’ “Organ” Symphony, featuring George Marriner Maull and ninety-one musicians of The Discovery Orchestra. Members of local PBS stations may stream Discover Saint-Saëns’ “Organ” Symphony  24/7 on PBS Passport or check your local American Public Television broadcast schedule.

Discover Saint-Saëns’ “Organ” Symphony, an aural journey through the Finale of French composer Camille Saint-Saëns’ tour de force Symphony No. 3, had its television premiere on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 11:00am.

The one-hour program, hosted by The Discovery Orchestra Founder and Artistic Director George Marriner Maull, is distributed nationally by American Public Television (APT) on May 1, 2023 for broadcast on U.S. public television stations (check local listings).

The interactive special features the 91-piece symphony orchestra and Plainfield, New Jersey-based organist Mark Miller. Peter Winograd of West Nyack, New York, serves as concertmaster. Viewers will be able to gain a better understanding of the “Organ” Symphony Finale by engaging with Maestro Maull’s insights and questions on aspects such as tempo, instrumentation and other musical elements, in order to learn how to “listen better” — which is the guiding mission of the orchestra.

The Discovery Orchestra is proud to share that Discover Saint-Saëns’ “Organ” Symphony has been selected as a winner in the 44th Annual Telly Awards! It was announced on May 23 that our latest television show is a Bronze Telly Winner in the Television – Cultural category.

The Telly Awards organization was founded in 1979 to annually honor and showcase the best work created within television and across video, for all screens. Receiving over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents, Telly Award winners represent work from some of the most respected advertising agencies, television stations, production companies, and publishers from around the world.

Watch the trailer!

Listening Guides:

Discover Saint-Saëns’ “Organ” Symphony Listening Guide

Discover Saint-Saëns’ “Organ” Symphony Listening Guide (with answers)

Sneak Peek of Pictures:

Post-Event Press Releases

Pre-Concert Interviews

Patricio Molina, Member of our Board of Trustees, interviewed several musicians for the Saint-Saëns Discovery Concert to discuss the magic of discovering the “Organ” Symphony together:
Watch and listen to this engaging interview with organist Mark Miller.Watch this interview with Peter Winograd, ConcertMaster.
Watch this interview with Robin Zeh, Violinist.
Additional pre-concert interviews and news articles.

The Discovery Orchestra makes every effort to accommodate the needs of individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities for all its programs and activities as well as at its administrative office. Upon request, and with 2 weeks’ notice, specific accommodations will be made subject to our available resources for live events. Large print programs, braille materials and audio described services are available with a minimum of 2 weeks’ notice. Additional accessibility information.
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