06/07/2018 – American premiere of “Quatre Visages du temps” (3rd Organ Concerto), Kansas City
Thierry Escaich travels to Kansas this month to perform the US premiere of his third organ concerto Quatre Visages du temps at the closing gala of the American Guild of Organists National Convention 2018 on 6 July at Helzberg Hall/Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Escaich performs the work with Kansas City Summer Festival Orchestra conducted by Matthew Shepard.
Premiered with the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa in Japan, July 2017, the concerto has been heralded as "a rich, dense and well-developed work, where the organ is both an orchestral instrument and a soloist in its own right." (ResMusica). Quatre Visages du temps is co-commissioned by Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, Orchestre National de Lyon and the American Guild of Organists.