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Songs of Travel: Voyage

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 8:00 pm

Town Hall Theatre

Daria van den Bercken, piano
Bogdan Sofei, violin
Jakob Koranyi, cello
Macdara O’Seireadáin, clarinet
Alex Petcu, percussion
Rachel Croash, soprano

HAWAR TAWFIQ Voyage (world premiere) 
MESSIAEN Quartet for the End of Time


Building empathy for our planet and its people: This concert juxtaposes a major work from the twentieth century, Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, composed while Europe was in the midst of the Second World War and the composer was in a prisoner-of-war camp in Silesia, with a brand new work for the same forces by Kurdish composer Hawar Tawfiq, who first came to The Netherlands as an unaccompanied minor and asks questions such as “What does travelling do with us?” and “Where does the fear of change come from?”

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