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

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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.

Programme 

Messiaen Des canyons aux étoiles

With visuals by Deborah O’Grady

Performers

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

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