Symphony concert 2: Christoph Eschenbach and Tzimon Barto

Olivier Messiaen Des canyons aux étoiles … for piano and orchestra

»Reaching for the stars together!« – this could be the maxim of Olivier Messiaen’s mammoth work, which alongside the orchestra and conductor also features not one but four solo instruments. Composed as a commission piece in 1972 to mark the 200th anniversary of the American declaration of independence, Messiaen’s musical journey »from the abyss to the stars« is brought to life by the unique interplay of the orchestra and the soloists led by legendary conductor Christoph Eschenbach. Alongside soloists from the orchestra of the Komische Oper Berlin, the concert will also feature Tzimon Barto – a specialist in contemporary music and known as an exciting eccentric – on piano.



Soloist (Piano)
Soloist (Horn)
Johannes Lamotke
Soloists (Percussion)
Jan Biesterfeldt, Gunter Sturm
Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin