Home » Classical Music » Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Barbican – 23rd March 2016

Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Barbican – 23rd March 2016



A wonderful feast of sound and colour, as Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic explore Messiaen’s visionary panorama of the American west.

‘From the Canyons to the Stars’: based on the transcendent beauty of the Utah desert, Olivier Messiaen created music that reaches out to nature. Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic fuse it with the visuals by Deborah O’Grady, to exciting effect.

For Messiaen, all beauty was a reflection of the Divine, and the glowing colours and vast starlit skies of Bryce Canyon, Utah, inspired him to some of his most vivid and radiantly expressive music. As part of their Green Umbrella contemporary music programme, Dudamel and his orchestra have commissioned visuals from photographer Deborah O’Grady – who shares Messiaen’s otherworldly vision of the beauty of the American landscape.


Messiaen Des canyons aux étoiles

With visuals by Deborah O’Grady


Los Angeles Philharmonic

Gustavo Dudamel conductor

Deborah O’Grady production director/ photographer

Seth Reiser lighting and scenic designer

Adam Larsen video consultant

If you would like further information or book tickets, visit the Barbican website here

London Visitors is the official blog for the Visiting London Guide .com website. The website was developed to bring practical advice and latest up to date news and reviews of events in London.
Since our launch in January 2014, we have attracted thousands of readers each month, the site is constantly updated.
We have sections on Museums and Art Galleries, Transport, Food and Drink, Places to Stay, Security, Music, Sport, Books and many more.
There are also hundreds of links to interesting articles on our blog.
To find out more visit the website



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Follow me on Twitter


Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

%d bloggers like this: