Fri May 12, 2023 | 7:30 pm

Chamber Players Series

Quartet for the End of Time

May 12, 2023 | 7:30 pm | Wilks Studio in Music Hall

Program

EUGÈNE BOZZA:
Duettino pour deux bassons
JOHANNES BRAHMS:
Horn Trio
OLIVIER MESSIAEN:
Quartet for the End of Time

Artists

Duettino pour deux bassons
Christopher Sales, bassoon
Hugh Michie, bassoon
Horn Trio
Rachel Charbel, violin
Molly Norcross, French horn
Joshua Nemith, piano
Quartet for the End of Time
Charles Morey, violin
Joseph Morris, clarinet
Alan Rafferty, cello
Michael Chertock, piano

Venue

Wilks Studio in Music Hall

Ticket Prices

$40

What's Interesting

Inspired by the Book of Revelations, Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time was written while the composer was in a prisoner-of-war camp during the early days of World War II. Composed based on the instruments available to him at the time, each movement of the piece relates to the apocalyptic literature and the quartet’s fury unfolds alongside hauntingly beautiful patches of ethereal wonder. Opening the program is Bozza's complex and virtuosic duet for bassoons and Brahms' Horn Trio, his only dedicated chamber work for the horn.