Oct 18 2015
The program includes Olivier Messiaen’s remarkable Quartet for the End of Time featuring longtime Cleveland Orchestra clarinetist Daniel Gilbert joined by three New York City musicians; cellist Edward Arron, pianist Jeewon Park, and violinist Theodore Arm.
Olivier Messiaen’s enduring and improbable masterpiece Quartet for the End of Time for clarinet, strings, and piano powerfully touches the far reaches of human experience. Messiaen wrote it while he was a prisoner of war in a Nazi work camp and was the pianist for the premiere which took place in 1941. The work was performed under the most trying of circumstances: frigid temperatures, inferior instruments, and the squalor in the prisoner camp. It has been called “the most open and vulnerable of all Messiaen’s compositions, its religious certainties balanced with a palpable sense of longing.”
In addition to the Messiaen, two other works will be performed: Montpelier flutist Karen Kevra will be featured in Carl Maria von Weber’s Trio for flute, cello, and piano, in which Weber’s colorful Romantic imagination runs high. Beethoven takes a distinct look back in time in his Op. 11 “Gassenhauer” Trio for clarinet, cello, piano -a work based on an ancient Viennese street song.
This concert is part of the Vermont Arts 2015 initiative, a year-long celebration highlighting the stunning array of arts events across the state.
QUARTET FOR THE END OF TIME….Olivier Messiaen
TRIO for flute, cello and piano…..Carl Maria von Weber
“Gassenhauer” Trio, Opus 11….Ludwig van Beethoven