7.30pm, King’s Chapel, Cambridge
Messiaen: Visions de l’Amen
Cordelia Williams and Jeremy Begbie: pianos
This work, composed on Messiaen’s release from a prisoner of war camp, where he composed the Quartet for the End of Time, was first performed in a secret art gallery in Nazi occupied Paris. Tonight’s performance will aptly take place in the centre of the resident art exhibition. It explores the meanings of Amen and is in the key of A major, which for Messiaen was the tonality of luminous blue, of the sky and of Paradise.
Tickets: £18 unreserved (£5 student standby)
6.30pm Pre-concert talk by Lord Rowan Williams: Messiaen and New Creation (admission free)
Box office: 01223 769340