|Sent on:||Thursday, November 13, 2008 3:36 PM|
"Quartet For the End of Time"
French composer Olivier Messiaen wrote his dramatic "Quartet for the End of Time" while interned in a Nazi prisoner-of-war camp in 1940-41. He and his fellow prisoners were the first to perform the piece. This weekend, the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble celebrates Messiaen's centenary with two performances of this moving and spiritual work. See "Quartet for the End of Time" on Friday, November 14 at the Unitarian Church in Montpelier, $5-18; and Saturday, November 15 at the McCarthy Arts Center at St. Michael's College, Colchester, $5-$20. All concerts begin at 8 p.m. with a 7:15 p.m. pre-concert talk by VCME director Steven Klimowski. The program also includes two small works by Elliot Carter. Click here for more information.