MESSIAEN Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum
Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Matthias Pintscher conductor
Duncan Ward conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
For tickets please visit the Tate Modern website.
Please note availability is limited due to high demand.
Please note there will be no seating for this event and it is standing only. Please contact Tate Modern directly if you have any specific access requirements.
First of two performances (second at 6.15pm)
Hear iconic modern music performed in the home of modern art. Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra present two 20th-century stereophonic masterpieces in the epic space of the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern.
Stockhausen’s avant-garde landmark Gruppen (Groups) is written for three separate orchestras, with the audience literally surrounded by an extraordinary and sometimes overwhelming soundscape. Rarely heard live due to its musical and practical demands, this is a special occasion not to be missed.
The concert opens with Messiaen’s powerful Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum (I Await the Resurrection of the Dead). An extended fanfare for brass, winds and percussion, rich layers of sound abound – from the delicate to the earth-shattering – in a work the composer himself said was “destined for vast spaces”.
Designed like a gallery space, this event will have no set seating, allowing the audience to experience the music from around the Turbine Hall, gaining different perspectives of the aural pictures that it paints.
Produced by the LSO in association with Tate Modern