Kent Nagano Conducts Messiaen and Fauré’s Requiem
SEASON PRESENTING PARTNER
Maison symphonique de Montréal
« It has been said that my Requiem does not express the fear of death and someone has called it a lullaby of death. But it is thus that I see death: as a happy deliverance, an aspiration towards happiness above, rather than as a painful experience. » – Fauré
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
Kent Nagano, conductor
Myriam Leblanc, soprano
Étienne Dupuis, baritone
Yuri Favorin, piano*
Nathalie Forget, ondes Martenot
Andrew Megill, chorus master
The chorus master chair is generously sponsored by Mrs. Ann Birks, in loving memory of Barrie Drummond Birks
Messiaen, Trois petites liturgies de la présence divine (Three Small Liturgies of the Divine Presence), for female chorus, piano, ondes martenot and orchestra without winds (34 min.)*
Messiaen, Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum (And I Await the Resurrection of the Dead), for woodwind orchestra, brass and metal percussion (33 min.)**
Fauré, Requiem, op. 48 (39 min.)
*May 27 and 28, concerts only
** May 26 concert only
MY 27 and 28, 7 p.m.: preconcert
Messiaen, Turangalîla-Symphonie and Saint François d’Assise, excerpts (5 min.)
Varèse, Densité 21,5 (4 min.)
Nathalie Forget, Claq II, for prepared onde (3 min.)
Charles Koechlin, Vers le soleil (Towards the Sun), op. 174: V. Les sirènes (The Mermaids, 3 min.)
Judith Ring, Flux (8 min.)
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