Off The Cuff: Turangalîla-symphonie

Off The Cuff

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

MESSIAEN Selections from Turangalîla-symphonie  BSO Podcast

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. 

Learn more about Turangalîla-symphonie here

This 90-minute Off The Cuff concert provides more insight into a single work, followed by a question-and-answer session.

In recognition of furloughed workers during the ongoing government shutdown, we are making complimentary tickets available to those with a valid government ID. Click here to learn more. 

These performances are eligible for the Young and Free ticket program. Click here to learn more. 

Turangalîla With A Twist After-Party

Saturday, January 12
Live Manouche jazz by Ultrafaux
Food from Mexican On The Run and Sofi’s Crepes
$6 drink specials