Classix Aeterna

14 March 2021 - 19:30

Roman Catholic Cathedral "Holy Virgin Mary, Queen", Iași
Bd. Ștefan cel Mare și Sfânt nr. 26, lași

Classix has debuted in a holy venue, with an event dominated by a strong, powerful Christian approach. Classical music was born in the church and will always come back there, connecting our own human feelings with our daily values and the Divine ideal. A concert presented under the idea of the eternity of time and space, which marked the long-awaited Iași premiere of one of the most important Christian works in the chamber music modern repertoire - Quartet for the End of Time by Olivier Messiaen, preceded by a sonorous meditation entitled Mirror in the mirror (orig. Spiegel im spiegel), under Arvo Pärt’s signature. The elements of artistic interdisciplinarity weren’t missed, as visual projections on the dome of the Cathedral accompanied the entire musical experience in a proper crystal liturgy.

Concert Programme

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828):

Arvo Pärt (b. 1935): Spiegel im spiegel (1978)

Dragoș Cantea - piano Filip Papa - cello

Olivier Messiaen (1908 - 1992):

Quatuor Pour La Fin Du Temps (1941)

Dragoș Cantea - piano

Andrei Chirilă - violin

Mihai Ailenei - clarinets

Filip Papa - cello