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A Bushwick Bash for the End of Time
Fri, March 17, 2017 7:00 PM, EDT
- 0 of 325 tickets available
- Drinks for sale at this groupmuse
- All guests must be 21
- No bathroom at this event
Let's get real for a second.
In July of 1941, French composer Olivier Messiaen premiered his masterwork, Quartet For The End Of Time, in a prisoner-of-war camp on broken-down instruments, withered and battered by a world at war, to the rapt attention of 400 prisoners and guards - souls who lived every day at the very verge of apocalypse. It has gone on to become recognized as perhaps the preeminent expression of war-time sorrow and horror and hope; and it's a piece that'll reverberate through the ages.
These are not those days. But they are days nonetheless, and this piece is as urgent and as powerful as it was back on that summer day in 1941. So it's with an enormous amount of pride that we're presenting this piece in its intense entirety, for a Massivemuse at The Bogart House, with some of the best talent this city has to offer: Mariko Wyrick - a cellist of both effervescence and gravitas, Brendan Speltz on the violin - one New York's notorious Speltz brothers (who will also be DJing later on...), and Narek Arutyunian - a rising superstar of the clarinet world. And on the keys will be the great Yannick Rafalimanana, one of the founding forefathers of Groupmuse and its movement, flown in from Berlin for the occasion.
Our wonderful friends at The Bronx Brewery are providing many a beer on the house - it'll be their sensational pale ale that they've developed quite a reputation for - and there will be drinks for purchase for those that want to keep rocking, which we hope will be all of you. Because The Bogart House has a world class sound system. And a roof deck. And we'll have a couple of DJs. For the after-Massive.
You can't miss this one.
Olivier Messiaen : Quartet for the End of Time
for violin, clarinet, cello and piano.
Hi all! Looking forward to tonight!
Doors are at 7pm, the music starts a few minutes before 8pm and it's all happening on the 3rd floor of 230 Bogart St.
Come in through the door to the right; we'll have a sign on it.
See you soon!