Thomas Gonder plays The Met 2: Naji Hakim's Le Tombeau d'Olivier Messiaen
I'm thrilled to get back at this enormous 1930 Casavant, Canada's largest organ! I'm kick-starting the 2012/2013 Noonhour Series with a bang with John Cook's Fanfare, Lyric Interlude by Alexander Schreiner, then performing Naji Hakim's Le Tombeau d'Olivier Messiaen which I first played in Canada in 1995. It's a bracing, evocative and hair-raising work. Excited to be sharing this wonderful music in what I hope will be an exciting and enjoyable opener to the new season of recitals at Met. Thanks again to Patricia Wright for being such a wonderful host!
The recital is free. It's at Metropolitan United Church on Thursday, September 13th at 12:15 pm until 12:45 pm. Now, just because it's only a half-hour long, doesn't mean it's not worth checking out. Why? Come and find out why!