YORBA LINDA, Calif., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Artistic Voyage's 2010/11 Chamber Music series continues with a performance on Sunday, December 12th, 2010, featuring Olivier Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time." Performers include members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Assistant Principal Cellist Ben Hong and Violinist Robert Gupta, Pacific Symphony's Principal Clarinetist, Benjamin Lulich and Artistic Director/Pianist Yana Reznik. Renowned author and Time Magazine's Music Critic Michael Walsh will survey Messiaen signature work prior to the concert; "For many people, the gateway to Messiaen's world is the Quartet for the End of Time," Alex Ross, New Yorker Magazine.
Before the concert on Sunday evenings, patrons are treated to a complimentary wine reception with tasty hors d'oeuvres and an art gallery showing by local artists presented by Lark. These evenings often feature different vintages so patrons who come regularly will discover new wine, chamber music and new art before their concert experience.
Messiaen wrote of his piece, "Conceived and written during my captivity, the Quartet For the End of Time was directly inspired by a citation from the Apocalypse. Its musical language is at its heart immortal, spiritual, Catholic. This quartet consists of eight movements. Why? Seven is the perfect number, the creation through six days sanctified by the divine Sabbath: the seventh of this repose prolongs itself into eternity and becomes the eighth of flawless light of unalterable peace."
Newly formed last year, Artistic Voyage has pursued a singular artistic vision, combining a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to expanding the arts in our community venues in Southern California. In the process, Artistic Voyage is fast becoming one of the most celebrated and influential ensembles in Southern California collaborating with many highly talented musicians, composers and artists.
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Sunday, December 12, 2010, 6:30PM
Messiah Lutheran Church
4861 Liverpool Street, Yorba Linda
Wine Down Sunday's with Artistic Voyage
Artistic Director/Pianist Yana Reznik
With special guest, author, Michael Walsh
Ben Hong, cello
Robert Gupta, violin
Benjamin Lulich, clarinet
Wine Tasting & Gallery Viewing 6:30 pm
Performance 7:30 pm
Tickets: $30 Adult, $15 College Student
For Tickets go to: http://artisticvoyage.org/tickets.html or call 714.528.0920 Mon - Thurs from 9am - 4pm, Fri 9am - 1pm.
Contact: Vanessa Butler, 213.446.0774
Vanessa Arts Public Relations
SOURCE Artistic Voyage