Jac van Steen conductor
Thomas Kelly piano
Imsu Choi ondes martenot
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.