CSO PROOF: From the Canyons to the Stars

March 1-2, 2024 | 8:00 pm | Music Hall

Program

MESSIAEN: Des canyons aux étoiles ("From the Canyons to the Stars") 

Artists

Matthias Pintscher, conductor

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano

Venue

Music Hall

Series

CSO Proof Series

What's Interesting

Inspired by his visits to Utah's Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park, Messiaen's Des canyons aux étoiles ("From the Canyons to the Stars") depicts the birdsong and red rock hues he experienced during his time in the desert. Messiaen – who was also synesthetic – heard colors and saw sounds. Accompanied by immersive video-art, Springer Auditorium will be transformed, allowing listeners to escape into the southwestern landscape and experience a synesthesia of their own.

What is CSO Proof?