City of Light: Messiaen with the St. Louis Symphony

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Date(s) - Feb 02
12:00 am

Walt Disney Concert Hall


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The striking natural beauty of Utah’s national parks, especially Bryce Canyon, inspired Messiaen’s titanic 12-movement work. He said, “Having left the canyons to climb to the stars, I had only to keep going in the same direction to raise myself up to God. So my work is at once geological, ornithological, astronomical, and theological. Despite the importance of color and birds, it’s above all a religious work of praise and contemplation.” See it Tuesday, February 2 at 8:00 PM at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.