The Sydney based chamber group, Omega Ensemble led by their charismatic young Artistic Directors, David Rowden (clarinet) and Maria Raspopova (piano) present Ravel Impressions, a programme of three trios and a quartet. The concert will be preceded by a talk at 6.45 pm.
Performing Ravel’s String Quartet in F major, Fauré’s Piano Trio in D minor, Arensky’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor and Mozart’s Trio in E flat major, the players will explore the intricate shadings of these four strong works.
Omega Ensemble was formed 13 years ago and has built a solid reputation along with a dedicated, growing audience for their spirited and intelligent presentations of the chamber repertoire and their performances of new Australian works.
Maria and David have brought together a hand-picked group of musical colleagues especially for these 4 pieces. This is a group of players whose passion and respect for the music will shine through in their performance. The space and clarity found in smaller ensemble works is a perfect platform for their soaring musicianship both individually and as an ensemble.
The performers: David Rowden – clarinet | Maria Raspopova – piano | Catalin Ungureanu – violin | Airena Nakamura – violin | Neil Thompson – viola | Paul Stender – cello
The programme:Mozart Trio in E flat major ‘Kegelstatt’, K. 498 / Fauré Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 120 / Arensky Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 32 / Ravel String Quartet in F major
Tickets: PREMIUM Adult $119/ A RESERVE Adult $99 Concession $69/ B RESERVE Adult $79 Concession $69/ Under 30 $29 / Secondary student $25