The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: From Beginning To End
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The last date listed for The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: From Beginning To End was Friday October 3, 2008 / 7:30pm.
“Everyone listened reverently, with an almost religious respect. …Not one person stirred” recalled the cellist who played the premiere of Messaien’s extraordinary Quartet for the End of Time. That concert, one of history’s most moving and unique, took place in a frigid hall at the Nazi camp where the composer was interned in the winter of 1941. From that moment on, the Quartet for the End of Time has been acclaimed as one of the 20th century’s greatest works, and this season’s performance commemorates the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Beginning with the creation, via Milhaud’s irrepressible, jazz-inflected score, the program then calls on two of France’s most remarkable composers — Boulez and Ravel — before concluding with Messiaen’s apocalyptic vision of the end of time.
About the Ticket Supplier: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln CenterThe Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) is one of twelve constituents of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the largest performing arts complex in the world. Along with other constituents such as the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Lincoln Center Theater, and The Metropolitan Opera, the Chamber Music Society has its home at Lincoln Center, in Alice Tully Hall. Through its performance, education, and recording/broadcast activities, it draws more people to chamber music than any other organization of its kind.
CMS presents annual series of concerts and educational events for listeners ranging from connoisseurs to chamber music newcomers of all ages. Performing repertoire from over three centuries, and numerous premieres by living composers, CMS offers programs curated to provide listeners a comprehensive perspective on the art of chamber music. The performing artists of CMS, a multi-generational selection of expert chamber musicians, constitute an evolving repertory company capable of presenting chamber music of every instrumentation, style, and historical period (see Artists of the Society and Guests). Its annual activities include a full season of concerts and activities, national and international tours, nationally televised broadcasts on Live From Lincoln Center, a radio show broadcast nationwide, and regular appearances on National Public Radio's Performance Today.