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Please join us for an intimate on stage concert of the rarely performed Quartet for the End of Time. This groundbreaking piece was written by Olivier Messiaen’s during his captivity as a WWII prisoner-of-war in Stalag VIII A, a camp near the Polish border. Inspired by text from the Book of Revelations, the quartet premiered in January 1941 and was performed with his fellow prisoners using scavenged instruments, outdoors and in the rain.
Vermont composer Matt LaRocca will provide musical and historical insight before the concert, and will facilitate a talk-back after the performance. This complex and deeply moving 50-minute quartet features musicians from the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and TURNmusic including cellist Emily Taubl, violinist Brooke Quiggins, pianist Claire Black, and clarinetist Dan Liptak.
The musicians and audience will both be seated on stage of the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center for this intimate concert. Seating is limited — please get your tickets today.