The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Seiji Ozawa give the New York premiere of three tableaux from Olivier Messiaen’s opera Saint François d'Assise on April 16.

Afterwards, Messiaen, who attended the performance, signed a large poster of the Hall for Carnegie Hall’s archivist, Gino Francesconi, underneath an earlier signature by Ozawa.

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