Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
Gilbert Conducts Messiaen
The expressive splendor that Messiaen drew from his religious mysticism and devotion to nature is on full display in his epic 12-movement work From the Canyons to the Stars. In one of our most powerful musical offerings of the season, conductor Alan Gilbert leads a star-studded performance that features an ensemble of 40 musicians and four soloists: pianist Kirill Gerstein, Berlin Philharmonic Principal Horn Stefan Dohr, New York Philharmonic Associate Principal Percussionist Daniel Druckman, and Metropolitan Opera Principal Percussionist Gregory Zuber. The remarkable work—inspired by the landscape of southwestern Utah—was written in celebration of the bicentennial of the Declaration of Independence, and we offer it here, in celebration of our 50th season.
MESSIAEN Des canyons aux étoiles (From the Canyons to the Stars)
Kirill Gerstein, solo piano; Stefan Dohr, solo horn; Daniel Druckman, solo xylorimba; Gregory Zuber, solo glockenspiel; Alan Gilbert, conductor; Jennifer Gilbert, Harvey de Souza, L. P. How, Alejandro Valdepeñas, Adam Barnett-Hart, Brendan Speltz, violin; Steven Tenenbom, Toby Appel, Pierre Lapointe, viola; Kajsa William-Olsson, Eric Kim, Brook Speltz, cello; Leigh Mesh, double bass; Tara Helen O’Connor, piccolo; Chelsea Knox, Rachel Blumenthal, flute; Bart Feller, alto flute; Liang Wang, Robert Ingliss, oboe; Julia DeRosa, English horn; Katherine Kohler, E-flat clarinet; Anthony McGill, Todd Levy, B-flat clarinet; Taylor Eiffert, bass clarinet; Julia Harguindey, Ted Soluri, bassoon; Lewis Kirk, contra-bassoon; Leelanee Sterrett, Julia Pilant, horn; Ethan Bensdorf, William Leathers, Charley Lea, trumpet; Joseph Alessi, Jonathan Randazzo, trombone; Christopher Bassett, bass trombone; Robert Klieger, Scott Ney, Joseph Ferraro, David Tolen, Gregg Koyle, percussion
Approximate length: 1 hour and 45 minutes
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