Back to top      



Monday 20 May 2013


On Thursday 23 May comes one of the a highlights of the RCM’s year – a performance of Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonie by the RCM Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall.

RCM performers have been invited to present this concert as part of the Southbank Centre’s year-long festival The Rest is Noise, inspired by Alex Ross' book. This concert is part of he sixth instalment of the festival entitled Art of Fear: The music of oppression and war – a series of events examining how mid 20th century composers trod precarious paths between artistic freedom and survival.

Thierry Fischer, Music Director of the Utah Symphony Orchestra and former Principal Conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, will conduct this performance of one of the truly great orchestral works of the 20th century. More information and tickets are available from the Southbank Centre website.

This performance is the centrepiece in a series of RCM concerts featuring the music of Messiaen, who is this season’s featured composer.

Here RCM violinist Luís Correia Silva Mota tells us why he's looking forward to performing in this exciting concert: