“Messiaen Centennial Concert: Visions de l’Amen”

Marilyn Nonken and Sarah Rothenberg perform the French composer’s famous piano cycle

If you’re into the dueling piano thing and can’t wait for the next Billy Joel/Elton John show, join lady ivory pounders Marilyn Nonken and Sarah Rothenberg for Da Camera’s “Messiaen Centennial Concert: Visions de l’Amen.” This work by composer Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) didn’t exactly top the French hit parade back in 1943, but it’s impressive. He first performed the great religious piano cycle in a semisecret gallery concert in Nazi-occupied Paris alongside Yvonne Loriod, a student who would later become his wife. The concert’s theme partly reflects his hardcore Roman Catholicism, which sustained him while he served time as a prisoner of war. 7:30 p.m. Rothko Chapel, 1409 Sul Ross. For information, call 713-524-5050 or visit www.dacamera.com. $30.
Tue., Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m., 2008
 
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