SACRED VISIONS (2015)
Messiaen’s great two-piano cycle, Visions de l’Amen, is a virtuosic tour-de-force that moves from darkness to light, and builds towards an ecstatically climactic close. Da Camera collaborates once again with Tony Award/MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” winner Jennifer Tipton, whose lighting design for this program transforms the music’s radiant colors into a visual counterpart.
Made possible in part by Da Camera’s Artistic Development Fund.
Sacred Visions: Messiaen (2015)
Messiaen’s Visions de l’Amen with lighting design by Jennifer Tipton.
May 2015, Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center, Houston. A Da Camera of Houston production.
World premiere: May 2, 2015
Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center
Conceived and directed by Sarah Rothenberg
Lighting design: Jennifer Tipton
Original performers: Marilyn Nonken, piano and Sarah Rothenberg, piano; Houston Chamber Choir, Robert Simpson, artistic director and conductor
Gesualdo: Tristis ist anima mea from Responsoria
Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms (arr. Keating)
Messiaen: Visions de l’Amen
Olivier Messiaen’s Visions de l’Amen: III Amen de l’agonie de Jésus
Olivier Messiaen’s Visions de l’Amen: VII Amen de la Consommation