SUNDAY APRIL 5

FRENCH MUSIC IN THE LATE 19th CENTURY AND EARLY 20th CENTURY

6pm – AUDITORIUM RAINIER III

Magnard’s Symphony (1896) is like a huge contemplative voyage through the natural landscapes of the Auvergne, a region the composer had fallen in love with. Almost a century later, Olivier Messiaen continued this contemplation of nature through the orchestra, using birdsong. Gérard Pesson’s new work is written specifically for Vincent Lhermet, an astonishing young accordionist, who exploits all the extraordinary sounds that can be drawn from his instrument.

Free shuttle service

Photo / Susanna Mälkki ©Simon Fowler

Olivier Messiaen
Un sourire (Ed. Leduc)
Gérard Pesson
Chante en morse durable – création pour accordéon et orchestre, commande du Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo
Albéric Magnard
Symphonie n°3 en si bémol mineur, op. 11

Orchestre philharmonique de Monte-Carlo
Susanna Mälkki, conductor
Vincent Lhermet, accordion


After the concert, a visit to the Lars Fredrikson “Listening Room” – Auditorium Rainier III