Steven Osborne plays Messiaen
20 September 2014, 14:30
Abbey Church, North Berwick
MORE TICKETS have been released for the performance of Steven Osborne in North Berwick on Saturday…
Olivier Messiaen Vingt regards sur l’enfant Jésus
Any performance of Messiaen’s meditation on the childhood of Christ is a special event. But when the pianist is Steven Osborne, acclaimed round the world for his breathtaking traversal of this veritable Everest of the pianist’s repertoire, the event
Messiaen distils his passionate catholic faith into a kaleidoscopic tapestry of sound with an emotional range running from profound contemplation to ecstatic joy. An overwhelming experience.
“Osborne had a wonderful sense of sweep and colour [and] had his listeners rapt… even unbelievers might have felt
like falling to their knees”.
The Sunday Times
Duration 2 hours 15 mins (without interval)
- Wheelchair ramped access to the left side of the church
- Plenty of toilet facilities available in the church.
- Parking on the street in town, also available along the waterfront (5 minute walk)