TRANSIT will present two programs of works at the Detroit Institute of Art on May 4. The Friday Night Live! concert will take place in the Rivera Court, which features a stunning 27-panel fresco of industrial Detroit by Diego Rivera.
We will present two programs. The 7:00 program is Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. This masterpiece, like our second program, is scored for violin, clarinet, cello, and piano. It was written and premiered in a Prisoner of War camp in 1941. Messaien’s exquisite and brilliant writing takes the listener through a journey of colors, emotions, and other-worldly sounds.
The 8:30 program features works by living composers which also feature the sublime and the exquisite:
Albertas Navickas: Midsummer Music (2006)
Scott Wollschleger: Folding (2012)
Leah Maria Villarreal: Piano Trio I (2010)
Richard Carrick: Sonic Tapestry Communications (2010)
David Biedenbender: Red Vesper (2014)
Mary Kouyoumdjian: Sedna Beneath the Sea [Requiem, Above Waters] (2011)
Detroit Insitute of Arts: Friday Night Live! series
Friday, May 4: programs at 7pm and 8:30
5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI
Free with admission to museum