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Quartet for the End of Time at the Temple of Dendur

Bethany Taylor / 9th March 2016 / Journal

Alan Gilbert performs on violin alongside New York Philharmonic principals and Artist-in-Association Inon Barnatan in a special performance of Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Temple of Dendur. The Sunday, March 13 concert also features Principal Cello Carter Brey and Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill. It will be livestreamed to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, free to attend with museum admission.

``Messiaen is one of my heroes,`` says Alan. ``His music touches a spiritual side that is important to explore whether or not you are religious.`` As a violinist and violist, Alan has performed chamber music with New York Philharmonic musicians almost every season since 2009.

Quartet for the End of Time brings the culmination of the New York Philharmonic’s Messiaen Week (March 7-13), which honors the legacy of French composer and organist Olivier Messiaen through performances of his works, from the symphonic to solo works, as well as music by those whom he influenced.

Banner Photo: © Chris Lee

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