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This show closed on July 14, 2019

About Messiaen's Catalogue d'Oiseaux

Convene with the birds through the universal language of music. Built around Pierre-Laurent Aimard’s performance of Messiaen’s complete Catalogue d’Oiseaux over three concerts, the weekend will also include bird walks, a panel discussion, and family activities celebrating our feathered friends. Interspecies musician David Rothenberg invites you to appreciate the various aesthetics of bird songs by playing to and with them, and Sandbox Percussion performs songbirdsongs by John Luther Adams. The weekend offers a rare chance to meditate on birds and the beauty of nature’s musical gifts.


Saturday, July 13

7:30pm David Rothenberg, clarinet

8:30pm Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano; Messiaen Catalogue d’Oiseaux (Pt. 1), in the Spanish Courtyard

Sunday, July 14

6:00am Bird Walks

7:30am Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano; Messiaen Catalogue d’Oiseaux (Pt. 2), in the Spanish Courtyard

8:30am Bird Walks

2:00pm Panel Discussion; Pierre-Laurent Aimard, David Rothenberg, and J. Alan Clark, ornithologist

3:00pm John Luther Adams songbirdsongs; Sandbox Percussion; Emi Ferguson and Catherine Gregory, piccolos

4:30pm Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano; Messiaen Catalogue d’Oiseaux (Pt. 3), in the Venetian Theater

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[Pierre-Laurent Aimard] is a brilliant musician and an extraordinary visionary.
The Wall Street Journal


146 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536

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