Document Type

Grant Application


see attached



Project Period

FY 2010- 2011

Event Sponsor

Cultural Affairs/ Distinguished Lecture Series

Project Abstract/ Summary

The opportunity to experience a live performance of this work happens maybe once in a lifetime. It is a massive work (lasting approx. 2 hours and 15 minutes) and the demands on the pianist(s) are extreme. Tl:e Vingt regards sur l'enfant Jesus (The Twenty Adorations/Gazes of the Infant Jesus) takes you through the boundless colorful world of Messiaen's music. The work will be divided into three sections to be performed by three local Maine pianists. First section (movements I through VI) \ái11be performed by Chiharu Naruse; second section (movements VII through XIII) will be performed by Annie Antonacos; final section (movements XIV through XX) will be performed by Bridget Convey. Bios of these pianists, who will also be giving masterclasses to pianists in the Music Division, are attached to this application.