Pre-CBSO Showcase: RBC Symphony Orchestra
Orchestras, Ensembles and Chamber Music
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.