Concert Classical music Simphonic Orchestra
Written to commemorate the bicentenary of the United States of America, this work is the result of Olivier Messiaen’s trip to Utah. Impressed by the huge canyons that characterize the landscape of that region, he used them as a starting point for an elevation of the music, from these geological formations towards the stars, with numerous birdsongs in between. Despite the monumentality of the piece, the orchestra is curiously reduced to 43 instruments, with a predominant percussion section that helps to create extraordinary sound images. A very demanding work for any of the musicians involved, among which is the prestigious pianist Paulo Álvares, an acclaimed specialist in the repertoire of the 20th and 21st centuries. Direction will be in the hands of Sylvain Cambreling, a conductor awarded the MIDEM Contemporary Music Award for his recordings of Messiaen’s orchestral works.
When & Where
Saturday, 17 October18:00