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Quartet for the End of Time

June 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Prelude at 6:45 p.m.:

Haydn: String Quartet Op. 76, No. 5
Thalea String Quartet

In June 1940, French composer Olivier Messiaen was captured by the German army and imprisoned in a war camp. After meeting three other prisoners who were also musicians, he composed his piece Quatuor pour la fin du temps for piano, clarinet, violin and cello, an unusual combination for the time. The piece premiered in 1941 to 400 combined prisoners and guards performed in the rain with Messiaen on piano and the three others playing decrepit instruments. 77 years later, the Festival will present this groundbreaking and moving piece featuring Leila Josefowicz, Paul Watkins and John Novacek.


Artists: Alessio Bax, John Novacek, James Tocco, Leila Josefowicz, Ani Kavafian, Robert deMaine, Paul Watkins

Watkins, Tocco

Debussy, arr: Prelude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Tocco, Bax

Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor
Bax, Kavafian, deMaine


Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time)
Josefowicz, Watkins, Novacek

Ticketing Information:
General Admission | $42
35 & Younger General Admission | $12

Date: June 14, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Event CategorySubscription
Venue Name: Kirk in the Hills
Address: 1340 W. Long Lake Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 United States

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Phone: 248-626-2515