Pre-concert conversation at 7:15 p.m.
Wu Qian, piano; Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin; Mihai Marica, cello; Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet
“I saw a mighty angel descend from heaven, clad in mist.” So begins Olivier Messiaen’s introduction to this work, composed and premiered in a prisoner of war camp, which transcends its medium to become one of music’s most powerful, life-changing experiences. Brahms in his most introspective mood, and Stravinsky nodding to the Classical style, lead to Messiaen’s mesmerizing, mystical depiction of the apocalypse, amid bird calls, the sound of seven trumpets and a final, hypnotic affirmation of immortality.
- Brahms: Sonata in F minor for clarinet and piano, Op. 120 (1894)
- Stravinsky: Suite italienne for violin and piano (1932)
- Messiaen: Quatuor pour le fin du temps for clarinet, violin, cello and piano (1941)
Since 2006, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center has been a residency partner with Drew University, bringing distinguished classical artists to The Concert Hall at the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts. This partnership is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation.
Single tickets are $60. Groups of 10 are $50 each. A limited number of educational tickets are available for $15 each when purchased at the door with a current educational ID. Three-concert subscription price: $155.
Visit drew.edu/boxoffice or call 973-408-3176 to purchase tickets.