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Pre-CBSO Showcase: RBC Symphony Orchestra

Pre-CBSO Showcase: RBC Symphony Orchestra

Orchestras, Ensembles and Chamber Music

Date and time
06 Feb 2020 (1:00pm)

Symphony Hall


Free admission

Conductor Michael Seal

Messiaen Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum

Following last term’s exciting performance of Lutosławski’s Concerto for Orchestra, RBC’s Symphony Orchestra returns to Symphony Hall with music by another great 20th-century composer, Olivier Messiaen. Under Principal Guest Conductor Michael Seal, the Conservatoire’s wind, brass and percussion musicians take centre stage at this CBSO showcase concert in Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum. This monumental five-movement work was first performed in 1965; inspired by great cathedrals and the open air (and envisioned to be performed in both), Messiaen demonstrates through the piece his belief in the Resurrection.

Forthcoming events in Orchestras, Ensembles and Chamber Music

Forthcoming dates will be announced soon.