Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonie, One Night Only

Saturday 29 July 2017, 8pm
ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: Arts Centre MelbourneOr phone 1300 182 183

Australian conductor Simone Young AM will bring together Australia’s finest musicians from the international stage and Australia’s finest pre-professional musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) for one spectacular performance of Messiaen’s mammoth Turangalîla-Symphonie. Featuring solists Timothy Young, piano and Jacob Abela, ondes Martenot

Messiaen’s Turangalîla is both a monumental symphony and a virtuosic piano concerto, an epic symphonic “love song” demanding the full commitment of over one hundred orchestral musicians. Turangalîla is considered one of the most important pieces of the 20th century and is scored for a huge orchestra, with multiple percussionists, brass, winds and a virtuosic piano solo which will be performed by Timothy Young and featuring Jacob Abela on the electronic ondes Martenot – an instrument familiar to fans of Hitchcock’s soundtracks.

The performance will be the culmination of a unique artistic collaboration between the AWO and ANAM where Australia’s next generation of musical talent are mentored by Australia’s finest musicians from both home and abroad.

Join the AWO and experience the brilliance of music made by Australia’s finest musicians.

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