Part of GU1 Green Umbrella
David Robertson, conductor
Peter Henderson, piano
Roger Kaza, horn
William James, xylorimba
Thomas Stubbs, glockenspiel
Deborah O’Grady, director and photographer
Seth Reiser, set and lighting designer
Jon Else, cinematography and time lapse photography
Adam Larsen, video design consultant
Cath Brittan, production manager
About This Performance
The striking natural beauty of Utah's national parks, especially Bryce Canyon, inspired Messiaen's titanic 12-movement work. He said, "Having left the canyons to climb to the stars, I had only to keep going in the same direction to raise myself up to God. So my work is at once geological, ornithological, astronomical, and theological. Despite the importance of color and birds, it's above all a religious work of praise and contemplation."
Come for: A stunning multimedia production of Messiaen's legendary work, a landmark in more ways than one.
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