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Kent Nagano Conducts Messiaen and Fauré’s Requiem

Maison symphonique From May 26 To 28, 2020

The OSM’s musicians and Chorus, conducted by Kent Nagano perform Fauré’s deeply moving Requiem, a contemplative, luminous work of great consolation and serenity that words cannot fully describe. Also on the programme: two works inspired by the faith and hope of Messiaen, one of the 20th century’s most fascinating and influential composers.

Messiaen, Trois petites liturgies de la présence divine (Three Small Liturgies of the Divine Presence), for female chorus, piano, ondes martenot and orchestra without winds*
Messiaen, Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum (And I Await the Resurrection of the Dead), for woodwind orchestra, brass and metal percussion**
Fauré, Requiem, op. 48

*May 27 and 28, 7 pm concerts only
** May 26 concert only

« It has been said that my Requiem does not express the fear of death and someone has called it a lullaby of death. But it is thus that I see death: as a happy deliverance, an aspiration towards happiness above, rather than as a painful experience. » - Fauré


  • Producer / Presenter : Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM)
  • Venue : Maison symphonique
  • Conductor : Kent Nagano
  • Soprano : Myriam Leblanc
  • Baryton : Étienne Dupuis
  • OSM Chorus : Andrew Megill, chorus master
  • Pianist : Yuri Favorin*
  • Ondes Martenot : Nathalie Forget*
  • May 26 preconcert from 7 PM to 7:30 PM : Nicholas Capozzoli, organiste Œuvres de Messiaen and Fauré**
  • May 27 and 28 preconcert from 7 PM to 7:30 PM : Nathalie Forget, ondes Martenot*
  • Duration (subject to change without notice) : 1h45

Rates and schedule

  • May 2020
    Tuesday, May 26, 2020
    from $57.49 to $155.22
    Wednesday, May 27, 2020
    from $57.49 to $137.97
    Thursday, May 28, 2020
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