Saturday for the End of Time

Music review
Music review

Live at LICA will welcome members of world-famous Hallé Orchestra to the Great Hall at Lancaster University on Saturday evening.

The Hallé Soloists are an elite chamber group made up of principal players.

A love of chamber music has brought these virtuoso musicians together, led by Hallé leader Lyn Fletcher.

They will perform a programme of French works by Ravel, Debussy and Messiaen for the Lancaster International Concert Series.

The individual performers shine as soloists in the first half of the concert, then combine for Messiaen’s poignant Quartet for the End of Time.

The piece was written during the Second World War while the composer was in a prisoner of war camp.

Under extraordinary conditions the work was premiered in 1941 to an audience of 400 prisoners and guards.

The music is regarded as one of the great masterpieces of the 20th century.

Tickets £17.50, various concessions available.

For details call 01524 594151 or see www.liveatlica.org