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Wiltshire Music Centre

5 December 2015 , 7:30 pm

7.30pm Performance of thirteen movements from Messiaen’s Vingt Regards, with readings of the commissioned poetry and exhibition and projection of the commissioned paintings

The final performance of the series: a selection of the most exciting and exquisite of Messiaen’s Vingt Regards with the responding poetry by Michael Symmons Roberts and Rowan Williams, set off by an illuminated projection of Sophie Hacker’s paintings. This last event of the project brings together pianist, artist and poet in a pre-concert discussion of the challenges and excitement of working between art-forms. Some of the paintings will also be available to view up close before and after the concert and during the interval.


Gaze of the Father
The Exchange
First Communion of the Virgin
Gaze of the Son on the Son
Gaze of the Heights
Gaze of Time

The kiss of the Infant Jesus
Gaze of the Prophets, Shepherds and Magi
Gaze of the Cross
Gaze of Silence
I sleep but my heart wakes
Gaze of the Spirit of Joy

Cordelia Williams: pianist
Michael Symmons Roberts: poet / speaker
Sophie Hacker: artist

6.30pm Pre-concert talk with Michael Symmons Roberts and Sophie Hacker about the artistic process of responding to this commission


5 December 2015
7:30 pm


WIltshire Music Centre
Bradford-on-Avon, BA15 1DZ + Google Map
01225 860100

A year of music, art, poetry and discussion exploring Messiaen's Vingt Regards