Jac van Steen conductor
Thomas Kelly piano
RCM Symphony Orchestra
Celebrated Dutch conductor Jac van Steen and the Royal College of Music’s leading orchestra visit the Southbank’s Royal Festival Hall to perform the only symphony written by beloved French composer Olivier Messiaen.
Described by the composer himself as ‘superhuman, overflowing, blinding, and unlimited’, Turangalîla is a ten-movement work that encapsulates all manner of musical styles.
From the driving rhythms of the vast percussion section to the ghostly sounds of the Ondes Martenot, and from striking brass fanfares to virtuosic piano candenzas, Turangalîla is a tour de force that truly engages the senses.
Under the baton of acclaimed conductor Jac van Steen, RCM Symphony Orchestra musicians showcase their extraordinary talent in this thrilling concert.
Big Give Christmas Challenge: One Gift, Twice the Impact
From 12pm on Tuesday 28 November to 12pm on Tuesday 5 December, we will be taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge, raising money for RCM Scholarships.
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