Oakland University
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Meadow Brook Music Society to close first season with concert April 7

Members of Oakland University and the surrounding community are invited to experience world-class music in an exclusive and unique European-inspired setting with a concert by the Meadow Brook Music Society.

This performance marks the final concert in the society's inagural season. The group is a collaboration between Meadow Brook Hall and the Music, Theatre and Dance Department of OU. The show will be held in the two-story ballroom of Meadow Brook Hall.

The piece, "Quartet for the End of Time," was composed by Frenchman Olivier Messiaen and was first performed in freezing temperatures and squalid conditions at a German prison camp in 1941.

The music will be presented by will be presented by four artists from Oakland's faculty: Elisabeth Rowin, George Stoffan, Joan Hovda and Yin Zheng. Prior to the performance, 20th Century music scholar Jessica Payette will present a brief talk about the peice's history. 

 The concert is set for Thursday, April 7, and the evening will begin with a 7:30 p.m. reception followed by an 8:00 p.m. performance.

Tickets are $55 per person. Included in the ticket price is a dessert reception and a wine and cheese afterglow. Due to limited seating, reservations are required. Revenue from ticket sales will support both the preservation of Meadow Brook Hall and a scholarship fund for university music students.

For more information about the Meadow Brook Music Society, call (248) 364-6263 or visit meadowbrookhall.org.
The Meadow Brook Music Society will perform its final concert on Thursday, April 7.

Created by Katherine Land - Deleted (land@oakland.edu) on Wednesday, March 16, 2011
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Article Start Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2011