Antonacos to Play Messiaen Centennial Concerts in Maine

Posted on 2/14/2012 11:53:34 AM

Anastasia Antonacos, Department of Music, will join two other pianists in presenting the complete Regards sur l'enfant Jesus by Olivier Messiaen. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Messiaen’s birth.

The concerts will be held March 9 at Bowdoin College, March 10 at the University of Maine at Farmington, and March 16 at the University of Maine in Orono.

Antonacos will be joined by pianists Chiharu Naruse and Bridget Convey. A lecture by composer Daniel Sonenberg will precede each concert, and great works of art will be projected on a screen above the stage to accompany each piece.