Off The Cuff: Turangalîla-Symphonie

Off The Cuff
Fri, Jan 11, 2019 8:15 PM
Sat, Jan 12, 2019 7:00 PM

Marin Alsop, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Nathalie Forget, ondes Martenot

MESSIAEN Turangalîla-symphonie 

Experience one of the most innovative works of the 20th century. The title comes from two Sanskrit words: "turanga" means movement and rhythm, and "Lîla" refers to a cosmic game. Renowned pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet joins Marin Alsop in a discussion and performance of Messiaen’s great masterwork for over 100 musicians, featuring the eerie keyboard ondes Martenot with its otherworldly sci-fi sounds. Don’t miss this mind-blowing work!

Join us after the performance for a conductor-led Q&A session.