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Omega Ensemble | Continuum – Melbourne

16 September 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEST

French composer Olivier Messiaen’s poetic and hauntingly beautiful Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time) remains one of the most significant and captivating works of the 20th century. In 2021, marking 80 years since its cold and dark premiere performed in a WWII concentration camp, the work’s themes of isolation, resilience, and music as a universal language, remain captivating to audiences and relevant to current world circumstances.

This important work is accompanied by the world premiere of a new commission by Yorta Yorta Dja Dja Wurrung composer Lou Bennett AM titled ‘Ngair-nur, ngar-kur (to hear, to see)’, along with Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s meditative Spiegel Im Spiegel.


Arvo Pärt
Spiegel Im Spiegel

Lou Bennett AM
Ngair-nur, ngar-kur (to hear, to see) [World Premiere]

Olivier Messiaen
Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time) – 80th Anniversary

Duration: 90 mins without interval (approx.)


16 September 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Melbourne Recital Centre
Primrose Potter Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre, 31 Sturt Street
Melbourne, victoria 3006 Australia
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