Dr. Robert Spring, Professor of clarinet in the HIDA School of Music at Arizona State University, will perform Messiaen’s masterpiece, Quartet for the End of Time, with violinist, Dr. Aihua Zhang, cellist Dr. Wesley Skinner, and pianist Dr. Yi-Chun Kuo. All proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Music at Trinity program and the restoration of Trinity Cathedral’s Schantz organ. Tickets are $20 and available for purchase at the door or button below.
Messiaen composed Quartet for the End of Time while he was a prisoner of war in German captivity at Stalag 8-A and performed it there on January 15, 1941 with three fellow musician prisoners. This hour-long moving work concludes with a solo violin line literally ascending to heaven.