Susanna Mälkki, conductor Nicolas Hodges, piano M|M
MESSIAEN: Piece for piano and string quartet LUCA FRANCESCONI: Islands (U.S. premiere) JUKKA TIENSUU: nemo TRISTAN MURAIL: La Barque mystique MESSIAEN: Oiseaux exotiques
A fantastical journey through kaleidoscopic islands of sound: Jukka Tiensuu’s nemo recalls Jules Verne’s undersea voyage, while Tristan Murail’s La Barque mystique summons a hazy sonic seascape. Sweeping waves of intensity wash over Luca Francesconi’s Islands, here in its U.S. premiere, for chamber ensemble and piano. The finale, Olivier Messiaen’s Oiseaux exotiques, brings to life a masterful catalogue of sparkling bird sounds.
Performance begins promptly at its scheduled time. There is no late seating.
This performance is approximately one hour and 35 minutes long, with one intermission.
Listen to ICE’s recordings of Messiaen’s bird calls and download them as ringtones to your phone.