Wednesday 31st March 2010, 7:30pm
Kathron Sturrock ~ piano
Zoë Beyers ~ violin
Benjamin Hughes ~ cello
Julian Farrell ~ clarinet
The Fibonacci Sequence is now well established as one of the foremost chamber ensembles in Britain. Composed of musicians of international repute, it is able to provide trios, quartets, quintets, octets or more. For this reason we do not have a group photograph.
The group is named after Leonardo of Pisa, known as Fibonacci, a great mediaeval mathematician. The series of numbers named after him occurs throughout the natural world in the most extraordinary way, appearing as if by magic in petals of flowers, branches of trees, spirals, and many more complex ways. The relation of the numbers to each other is directly connected to the Golden Section, held by many to determine the most harmonious proportions in art and music.
This concert features Olivier Messiaen’s iconic work, Quartet for the End of Time which is a symbol of the strength of the human spirit in adversity, of inner freedom maintained against all odds through spirituality and art. He created Quatour pour la fin du temps while he was in a German prisoner-of-war camp in Silesia in 1940-41. Fibonacci Sequence website