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A Conversation On Time And Eternity: Messiaen’s Quartet For The End Of Time

A Conversation on Time and Eternity: Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time

(8:00AM EST | 2:00PM CEST | 8:00PM HKT)

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(In Cantonese 粵語主講)

The first event of the Messiaen series will be hosted virtually by HKU Music Department’s Professor Chan Hing-yan, with guest speaker Professor Henry Shiu of Emmanuel College, a theological college in the University of Toronto. They will share their thoughts on various aspects of Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, ranging from the composer’s unique musical language, inspiration from nature, devout Catholicism, to how his message of time and eternity resonates with us today.



Prof. Henry Shiu
Emmanuel College, University of Toronto

Prof. Chan Hing-yan
Department of Music, The University of Hong Kong


Zoom Lecture

FREE via online registration


  • The programme is approximately 1.5 hours.
  • The event link will be activated 3 days prior to the commencement of the event upon successful registration. Please click on “EVENT PORTAL” on your electronic ticket to watch the online lecture.
  • Programmes and artists are subject to change.

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