Inspired: An Evening of Chamber Music for Strings, Piano and Clarinet

Saturday, April 8, 2023 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The UCF Pegasus String Quartet and faculty from the School of Performing Arts presents Inspired, a concert featuring works for piano, clarinet and strings.

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.

Each spring, UCF hosts a large-scale celebration of creativity at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. This year, UCF Celebrates the Arts explores the intersection of arts and technology, and showcases our students, faculty and alumni through dance, concerts, cabaret, lectures and discussions, film, chamber music, family-friendly events, visual arts and more. The festival has events and exhibits for all ages and interests, and with half of the events being free, is an ideal opportunity to try something new. Fantastic possibilities lie ahead at UCF Celebrates the Arts, April 2-15 at Dr. Phillips Center! Learn more at 

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