by John de Dios
Above: A Quartet for the End of Time as performed by a different set of musicians.
The past few weeks, UA Presents at the University of Arizona has presented a "Classical Music Night" at the Crowder Hall at the School of Music on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
This week is no different. This week will feature 'A Quartet for the End of Time." The backstory of how this musical program was composed is made for the movies.
written while the composer was imprisoned in an internment camp. Premiered with the camp’s German officers seated in the first row, the quartet’s unusual instrumentation resulted from the available musicians among Messiaen’s fellow prisoners.
Rarely heard in live performance, this stunning work will be performed by some of chamber music’s most respected artists.
Tickets are available for purchase online or at the box office.
The event also has a collaborative presentation at the UA Student union Bookstore, located at 1209 E. University Blvd., on March 8, 2014. Info below.
The Confluencenter for Creative Enquiry presents:
The “Choiceless Choice” and the Children of the Holocaust
March 8th in the UA Student Union BookStore, Lower Level
The traumatic events of the Holocaust as seen through the eyes of children are presented in musical settings from chamber music to musical theater. Dr. Susan Crane (History) examines the concept of options in an unsettled world and the options open to the “choiceless.” Music will include I Never Saw Another Butterfly, a song cycle based on poetry by Jewish children who lived in the Theresienstadt ghetto and I Remember,set to the writings of Anne Frank. Presented in collaboration with UApresents’ performance of “Quartet for the End of Time.”