For the End of Time: A New Beginning

Sunday, May 16, 2021

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Live broadcast only; tune to 88.3 FM San Antonio or online at

3:00 PM
Presented By
SOLI Chamber Ensemble
Event Type
Event Contact
Anne Schelleng

SOLI Chamber Ensemble wraps up its season with For the End of Time: A New Beginning – a live broadcast from the Malú and Carlos Alvarez Theater at Texas Public Radio’s new studio.

The broadcast performance is anchored by Olivier Messian’s iconicQuartet for the End of Time. Messian wrote the work for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano while imprisoned during World War II and this broadcast commemorates the 80th anniversary of its premiere in 1941 in Stalag VIII-A, a prisoner-of-war camp in Görlitz, Germany (now Zgorzelec, Poland). The performance will also include Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis’Elegy for those we lost. Originally written as a solo piano work in collaboration with filmmaker Esther Shubinski and released on YouTube as a memorial to victims of COVID-19, Kernis arranged the work for violin and piano for SOLI musicians Ertan Torgul and Carolyn True.

SOLI Chamber Ensemble is honored to partner with Texas Public Radio to bring live music to the greater San Antonio metropolitan community through imaginative performances in the new Malú and Carlos Alvarez Theater.

Ensemble Name
SOLI Chamber Ensemble
Stephanie Key, Ertan Torgul, David Mollenauer, Carolyn True
Olivier Messiaen, Aaron Kay Kernis

Elegy for those we lost (2020/2021)....................................................... Aaron Jay Kernis (b. 1960)

for violin and piano


Quatuor pour la fin du temps (1941).............................................. Olivier Messiaen (1908 - 1992)

for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano

      I.         Liturgie de cristal

     II.         Vocalise, pour l'Ange qui annonce la fin du Temps

   III.         Abîme des oiseaux

   IV.         Intermède

    V.         Louange à l'Éternité de Jésus

   VI.         Danse de la fureur, pour les sept trompettes

 VII.         Fouillis d'arcs-en-ciel, pour l'Ange qui annonce la fin du Temps

VIII.         Louange à l'Immortalité de Jésus

Malú and Carlos Alvarez Theater, Texas Public Radio
321 W Commerce
San Antonio, TX