Join us for this very special performance of Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time at The Match, November 22, 2015, featuring ROCO clarinetist Maiko Sasaki.
This large and intensely moving piece was composed by Messiaen while he was held in a Nazi prisoner of war camp in 1941. The world premiere was performed by the 31-yearold Messiaen and 3 other prisoners, in the rain, on decrepit instruments, for an audience of fellow prisoners and guards. Messiaen declared that the work was inspired by of one of The Book of Revelations’ grandest, most inspiring passages.
Maiko Sasaki – clarinet
Makiko Hirata – piano
Ertan Torgul – violin
Courtenay Vandiver Pereira – cello
Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston
3400 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
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