Music in the Round


Sheffield Chamber Music Festival

Studio Lates: The End of Time

Ensemble 360

Fri 10 May 2019 9:15pm

Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield

Studio Lates: The End of Time

Ticket Info

£14 / £10 Disabled & Unemployed / £5 Students & Under 35s


Programme Information

MESSIAEN Quatuor pour la fin du temps

Inspired by the visionary language of the Apocalypse, the Quartet for the End of Time is imbued with the religious faith that sustained Messiaen during his internment alongside three other French musicians in Stalag 8 prisoner of war camp during the winter of 1940/41. Manuscript paper was provided by a guard, the camp authorities brought in a piano, and the first performance took place on a bitterly cold January evening in front of an audience of fellow prisoners, some of whom were wounded and laid out on stretchers.

From this tortured beginning, a profound 20th century masterpiece emerged.

All ticket-holders are invited to join us for a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink in the Crucible foyer before this concert.

Evening generously supported by Kate Dugdale

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