Please note there is no interval for this concert and latecomers will not be admitted.
A breathtaking fusion of sound and colour, as Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil explore Messiaen’s visionary panorama of the American west.
'From the Canyons to the Stars': overwhelmed by the transcendent beauty of the Utah desert, Olivier Messiaen created music that reaches out to Infinity itself. Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic fuse it with the visuals by Deborah O’Grady, to ravishing 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.
Deborah O'Grady spoke to us about the production in our special LA Phil podcast – listen below.
Programme & Performers
MessiaenDes 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