Transcendent Messiaen


Joseph Strug Concert Hall Thu, Jun 6 7:30 PM


Tonight, we enter the unique world of Olivier Messiaen, one of the 20th Century’s most extraordinary composers. Internationally acclaimed soprano Jane Archibald will perform Messiaen’s ecstatic love songs to his first wife, then an all-star cast play the famous and deeply moving Quartet for the End of Time, written during a freezing winter in WWII when Messiaen was a prisoner-of-war in German-occupied Poland.

Olivier Messiaen: Poèmes pour Mi
Jane Archibald, soprano
Simon Docking, piano

Olivier Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time
Mark Lee, violin
Dominic Desautels, clarinet
Cameron Crozman, cello
Louise Bessette, piano