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Prom 13: Des canyons aux etoiles

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Royal Albert HallKensington Gore, London, Greater London, SW7 2AP, United Kingdom
On Sunday 28 July 2019 at 19:30
Festival: BBC Proms
Martin OwenFrench horn
David HockingsPercussion
Alex NealPercussion
Nicolas HodgesPiano
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari OramoConductor

The ‘wild and colourful beauty’ of Utah and Arizona was the inspiration for one of the 20th century’s most singular and extraordinary works, a musical act of ‘praise and contemplation’ painted in the brightest and most vivid of sounds. Olivier Messiaen’s mighty Des canyons aux étoiles … (‘From the Canyons to the Stars …’) is a sonic meditation in which birdsong mingles with desert winds, and the rustling of sand. Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC SO, with pianist Nicolas Hodges and horn player Martin Owen taking the demanding solo parts.

There will be no interval

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