Chameleon Arts Ensemble
January 30 @ 7:30 pm
Chameleon Arts Ensemble presents an evening of chamber music in Salem State’s intimate Recital Hall. The program includes:
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun for flute and piano – Claude Debussy
Duo No. 1 in G major for violin and viola, K. 423 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Quartet for the End of Time for clarinet, violin, cello and piano – Olivier Messiaen
Messiaen’s epic masterpiece, composed while he was captive in a German prisoner of war camp during World War II, stands as one of history’s greatest musical achievements. The work transports the listener to a place between earthly suffering and the ecstasy of heaven, between measured time and boundless eternity, between sound and silence. Likewise, Debussy prolongs the exquisite moment between sleep and waking, and Mozart’s effortless mastery shines through.
Boston University professor of music Andrew Shenton will present a lecture about Messiaen’s work on Wednesday, January 29 from 4:30-6 pm in the Berry Library titled, “Messiaen, Eschatology, and the End of Time.” The lecture will include music examples and an outline of the program of the Quartet, as well as a discussion of the holocaust and the eschatology of war. The lecture is free.
Presented in association with Salem State’s Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
$15 seniors and non-SSU students 18 and above
Under 18 free admission
Purchase tickets: www.salemstatetickets.com or 978.542.6365