Phil principal clarinetist, Catherine Hudgins to perform with Ensemble Chamarré during the Plymouth Center for the Arts' Festival on Sunday, October 22, 2017.
Ensemble Chamarré is dedicated to performing the powerful and moving "Quatuor pour la fin du temps" by Olivier Messiaen
Composed during an excruciatingly difficult time while Messiaen was captured and held in a German POW camp during World War II, the Quartet for the End of Time draws its inspiration from the Book of Revelation, birdsong, and the colors of the northern lights. The first performance was held in the camp during the bleak winter of 1941 with Messiaen at the piano, and fellow prisoners playing violin, cello, and clarinet. Ensemble Chamarré seeks to help the listener to experience the context of this extraordinary masterpiece of chamber literature by describing the conditions at the camp and details of Messiaen's experience as it relates to the music.
Performances in 2013 and 2014 were greeted with great enthusiasm from audience members, who described it as "a transforming experience". Listeners may draw inspiration from this musical and spiritual journey of triumph and redemption over despair. Ticket information
Do you have hidden treasure? Back by popular demand on October 28th: Art & Antiques Appraisal Event! And, a great way to support the Phil!
Bring your art, jewelry, etc..down the The Plymouth Exchange and let the experts do their thing! A dream team of appraisers--including Stephen Fletcher from Antiques Roadshow--will be on site to appraise your potential treasures!
The Plymouth Exchange, 44 Court Street, will host appraisals from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a fee of $10 per item with all fees benefitting the Plymouth Philharmonic. Large items or collections may be dropped off in advance by calling Peter Smith at 774-283-4697. Consignments will be accepted during the event with The Plymouth Exchange donating a portion of their proceeds to the Phil after the sale occurs.
Stop by and join the fun! Last year, a bowl valued at $60,000 was the exciting discovery! See photo gallery of last year's appraisal day.