348 S. Fifth Street Highlands NC 28741 US

Start date: Saturday, July 20 2024.


 On Saturday, July 20, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Resource person: Audra Bullard - office@clehighlands.com


This course will explore a unique work in music history: a composition for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano first performed in a German prisoner-ofwar camp on 15 January 1941 before several thousand prisoners. While incarcerated, the thirty-one-year-old Messiaen ruminated on the abyss, the angel announcing the apocalypse, and the end of time in an astonishing musical creation. This magnificent and haunting piece will be performed at the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival the weekend of July 20-21. If you plan to come to the concert, this class will immeasurably enhance your enjoyment of this performance.

Presenter: Ben Arnold, a musicology professor at the University of Kentucky, specializes in the music of Franz Liszt (The Liszt Companion, Greenwood Press) and the topic of music and war (Music and War, Garland Press). He serves as the Journal of the American Liszt Society editor and frequently performs as a collaborative pianist with soprano Elizabeth Packard Arnold.

Notes: Cancellation Policy Please let us know immediately if you are unable to attend a class. There is no refund for cancellations within two (2) weeks prior to a scheduled class. Programs that include food, beverage or art materials must be canceled within three (3) weeks prior to receive a refund. CLE reserves the right to cancel a program if the minimum enrollment has not been met or for circumstances beyond our control, and participants will be notified, a complete refund will be issued. All classes are held in the CLE Lecture Hall at the Peggy Crosby Center unless otherwise noted. In the event information has changed from the published brochure, it will be posted on our website and in our e-blasts. Addresses for “private home” venues will be provided to registrants within 2 days of the program date.

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