Quartet for the End of Time


Sun 26. July 2020, 17.00


Matthew Hunt (clarinet, UK)
Tim Crawford (violin, UK)
Marcel Johannes Kits (cello, Estonia)
Sophia Rahman (piano, UK)


‘Any adversity makes artists move closer to what is important, essential.’ Arvo Pärt

The same is true for audiences.

Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time was written in Görlitz at POW camp Stalag VIII-A, and premiered outdoors in the rain on 15 January 1941. Messiaen later recalled: “Never was I listened to with such rapt attention and comprehension”.

Distinguished clarinettist Matthew Hunt, well known to Estonian audiences from his many appearances at the Pärnu Music Festival, exceptional young musicians British violinist Tim Crawford and Estonian cellist Marcel Johannes Kits join forces with pianist Sophia Rahman in the ideal setting for listening in new times of adversity.


Entrance with the centre's ticket.
NB: only 75 people will be allowed in our hall due to the official regulations. It is possible to reserve the seats through or (+372) 33 53 000.