Saturday Aug 31th - End of Times

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31ST, 2019, 8:00PM

End Of Time


CREART MUSIC FESTIVAL
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$25.00
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31ST, 2019, 8:00PM

End Of Time


CREART MUSIC FESTIVAL
PROGRAM

Dai Wei (1989 - )

Mandalas in the Rubble, NY premiere [8’]

Olivier Messiaen (1908 - 1992)

Quartet for the End of Time [50’]

ARTISTS

Adelya Nartadjieva, violin

Julia Yang, cello

Jonathan Cohen, clarinet

Josefina Urraca, piano

 

CreArt presents two works brimming with hope despite being steeped in tragedy by French composer Oliver Messiaen and Chinese composer Dai Wei. Written while a prisoner in a German prisoner-of-war camp in the midst of World War II and premiered by his fellow prisoners and himself, Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time confronts the reality of some of the darkest moments in our history while remaining hopeful through his own deeply-held religious beliefs. Wei’s Mandalas in the Rubble examines the natural destruction of many of Nepal’s temples at the hands of an earthquake in 2015 and celebrates the many Nepali people continuing to worship among the rubble with a genuine sense of hope. Adelya Nartadjieva, Julia Yang, Jonathan Cohen, and Josefina Urraca will perform this emotionally weighted program Saturday, August 31st at 8:00 p.m.