The End of Time



Ensemble Liaison & Friends is a unique concert series presented by three internationally acclaimed musicians – David Griffiths (clarinet), Svetlana Bogosavljevic (cello) and Timothy Young (piano).

Their first concert series in 2007 established the ensemble as a tour de force, renowned for imaginative and innovative programming, setting the trend for brilliant collaborations with leading artists. As their name suggests, collaborations form the basis of their artistic and musical vision with many fine musicians, singers, dancers, actors, puppeteers, conductors, choirs and improvisers from across Australia and beyond working with the ensemble since their inception to much critical acclaim.

Synesthesia literally means ‘joined perception’. Many composers and musicians experience this condition where hearing is simultaneously perceived as colour. Ensemble Liaison will provide the audience with another sensory perception alongside the musical experience with the assistance of award winning lighting designer Paul Jackson and their interpretation of Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. Also on the program is Stravinsky’s own concert arrangement of The Soldier’s Tale – a story of a soldier who trades his fiddle to the devil in return for unlimited economic gain. This concert also features the world premiere of a new work by Samantha Wolf, winner of the Melbourne Recital Centre and University of Melbourne Composition Award for 2017.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Ensemble Liaison


Igor Stravinsky
The Soldiers Tale (Trio Version)

Samantha Wolf
New Work (world premiere)

Robert Schumann
Adagio and Allegro, Op.70

Olivier Messiaen
Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du temps)


This production is part of the following series:

Local Heroes 2017

Now in its sixth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series brings together Melbourne’s best artists in a year-long festival of chamber music.

Ensemble Liaison & Friends

Ensemble Liaison is a unique chamber music partnership formed in 2006 between David Griffiths (clarinet), Svetlana Bogosavljevic (cello) and Timothy Young (piano).

Cast & Crew


David Griffiths


Timothy Young


Svetlana Bogosavljevic


Dene Golding



Paul Jackson

lighting design