Antony Hermus conductor
No composer since Olivier Messiaen had so consistently captured notions of spirituality and transcendence into music than Jonathan Harvey (1939-2012). We celebrate what would have been his 75th birthday with the performance of two major works: the ensemble piece Wheel of Emptiness, an evocation of buddhism, and Scena, a 'quasi-operatic scene' for violin and ensemble, which runs the emotional gamut from turmoil to luminous serenity. These are fascinatingly vivid and profound works by a great modernist composer, who created a musical world of his own.
This concert is part of the Music of Today series
The Music of Today series is supported by The Meyer Foundation