On March 29, at the Auditorium of the Maison de la Radio in Paris, Susanna Mälkki joins the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France to conduct Messiaen’s Turangalîla Symphonie with additional soloists including pianist Roger Muraro and Cynthia Millar on ondes Martenot. This concert will be broadcast live via France Musique.
Ms. Mälkki recently conducted this massive work with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Ms. Millar receiving rave reviews:
“This much is certain. There was never the slightest hint of vulgarity in the enthralling Los Angeles Philharmonic performance of “Turangalila” that Susanna Mälkki conducted Thursday night at Walt Disney Concert Hall. She took at face value all of Messiaen and made it purposeful.” (The Los Angeles Times)
“If there was a defining aspect to Mälkki’s performance, it was her ability to combine an immense sense of orchestral grandeur with perfectly defined metric precision. Massive forte outbursts were atmospherically balanced by instrumental subtlety and coloration.” (San Francisco Classical Voice)