Into the Abyss

Olivier Messiaen composed his Quartet for the End of Time while incarcerated in a Nazi detention camp. This piece is deeply imbued, not with the anger which those outside felt towards these camps, but with a profound sense of spiritual escape. Combined with the stark and evocative Copland Piano Quartet, the bold and rhythmic “And Life Like Froth Doth Throb” for Viola and Cello by Eric Moe, and the exuberance of Schulhoff’s Flute Sonata, this program is a tour de force of great Twentieth Century musical vision.

Thursday, September 29, 2016  7:30 PM
Clark University
Razzo Hall/Traina Center for the Arts
92 Downing Street, Worcester
Free Admission
Pre-concert talk with Rohan Gregory, 7:00 PM

Guest: Rane Moore, clarinet

SCHULHOFF Sonata for flute and piano
MOE And Life Like Froth Doth Throb
COPLAND Piano Quartet
MESSIAEN Quartet for the End of Time

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