27 May 2022

Jason Hardink on Birdsong in Messiaen’s “From the Canyons to the Stars…”

When Messiaen visited Utah, he was in awe of the beauty of Zion, Bryce Canyon, and Cedar Breaks. He was also captivated by the variety of birdsong he heard in those locations. Utah Symphony Principal Keyboard Jason Hardink, soloist in “From the Canyons to the Stars,” shares examples of birdsong that Messiaen translated into his Utah-inspired masterpiece.

Learn more and purchase tickets for the Utah Symphony’s performance of “From the Canyons to the Stars” at Zion National Park.