<em>Renascence</em>

Concert Program VII

Renascence

With the passage of time, artists can disappear into obscurity while some emerge as immortal. The American George Crumb, who passed away in 2022, is undoubtedly in the pantheon of composers whose legacies are eternal. In this program, his cataclysmic Black Angels, a passionately anti-war statement for amplified string quartet, balances Olivier Messiaen’s Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time), a devoutly spiritual, mystical work composed in a prisoner of war camp. And to open, J. S. Bach consecrates the concert hall with two of his most deeply felt, final works.

PROGRAM

Johann Sebastian Bach(1685–1750)
Contrapunctus XIV from The Art of Fugue for String Quartet, BWV 1080 (1742–50)
Johann Sebastian Bach(1685–1750)
Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein for String Quartet, BWV 641 (1714–15)
George Crumb(1929–2022)
Black Angels (1970)
Olivier Messiaen(1908–1992)
Quatuor pour la fin du temps (1940–41)
Thursday 8Aug 2024
  • Concert Program VII

    Renascence

    Tickets: $85 full-price | $25 under age thirty

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  • Saturday 10Aug 2024
    • Concert Program VII

      Renascence

      Tickets: $60-$85 full-price | $25 under age thirty

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    • Koret Young Performers Concert III*

      12:30 PM
      Spieker Center for the Arts

      Tickets: Free

    • *Prelude Performances and Koret Young Performers Concerts feature young artists from the Chamber Music Institute. Admission is free. read more