Turangalîla-Symphonie

Turangalîla-Symphonie

Chief Conductor David Robertson conducts Olivier Messiaen’s magnum opus, a dedication to joy and love on a colossal scale.

Widely regarded as one of the most powerful pieces of music created in the 20th century Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonie is nothing short of monumental.

Calling for a massive orchestra of almost 100 musicians, solo piano and one of the earliest of electronic instruments, the ondes martenot, Messiaen creates a spellbinding, transcendent world filled with drama and mysticism.

Its first performances in the 1940s were considered nothing short of a revelation from a composer whose musical bombshells seemed to belie his gentle spirituality and humanism. Turangalîla, a word from the ancient Sanskrit reflects the work’s fascinating dualities: east and west; tonality and lyricism, joy, time, life and death.

This singular event, bringing together enormous musical forces, will display Messiaen’s brilliance in one astonishing and glorious performance.

Andrew Haveron performs Mozart

Andrew Haveron performs Mozart

14-16 Nov

Sydney Opera House

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Lea Salonga in Concert

Lea Salonga in Concert

15-16 Nov

Sydney Opera House

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Paul Lewis in Recital

Paul Lewis in Recital

18 Nov

City Recital Hall

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American Harmonies

American Harmonies

28-30 Nov

Sydney Opera House

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All That Jazz

All That Jazz

1 Dec

Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

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