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The Pegasus String Quartet, UCF’s elite graduate string quartet under the direction of Ayako Yonetani, performs Rachmaninoff’s Unfinished String Quartet No. 1 and the Florida premiere of a quintet arrangement of Chausson’s Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet, featuring UCF professor of piano, Sun-A Park.

The second half of the concert features UCF professors Ayako Yonetani, violin; Keith Koons, clarinet; David Bjella, cello; and Sun-A Park, piano, performing Messaien’s Quartet for the End of Time, inspired by a passage in the Book of Revelation. Messaien wrote the piece while a prisoner of war in 1941, and it was premiered by inmates of the concentration camp. The work is considered mystical and spiritual and showcases Messaien’s compositional innovations.

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