Olivier Messiaen was both a mystic and musician who engaged in a divine dance with God—and the keyboard. In a towering feat of exceptional artistry, pianist Steven Osborne, one of the “keepers of this flame” (Independent, U.K.), captures the radiant beauty of Messiaen’s multipart meditation Vingts regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus. Performed complete and without intermission, the cycle’s themes of birth, time, and filial love are infused with intoxicating joie de vivre and woven into a transcendent experience for both performer and audience.
“Poetry in sound, absolutely astonishing.”– Guardian (U.K.)
“Colour and beauty abound in this set of Messiaen’s vast and virtuosic cycle.”– Gramophone [on Osborne’s recording]
- Large-print programs
- Braille programs
- Wheelchair-accessible seating
- Assistive listening devices
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 7:30 pm Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse
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Pre-concert talk with Steven Osborne and Steven Mackey at 6:15 pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse
This performance will be followed by a White Light Lounge.
Performance length: 2 hours and 10 minutes, no intermission