Pianist Maria Raspopova joins the Omega Ensemble for their September performance, replacing Daniel de Borah who has had to withdraw from the concert due to unforeseen circumstances. The concert repertoire remains the same.
At the start of the twentieth century, music throughout Europe was a melting pot of styles and influences, with composers holding on to traditions while also being influenced by popular music of the day. Omega presents a concert of diverse early twentieth century repertoire for Chamber Ensemble, from the Romantic flourishes of Ravel, to the dance inspired flavours of Martinů’s La Revue de Cuisine. Accompanying these works are two rarely performed septets by Hummel and Saint-Saens. Omega is delighted to be joined by Russian born pianist Maria Raspopova.
Musicians: Maria Raspopova (piano), Rebecca Chan (violin), Claire Herrick (violin), James Wannan (viola), Paul Stender (cello), Alex Henery (double bass), Jane Rosensen (harp), Lisa Osmialowski (flute), Matthew Bubb (oboe), David Rowden (clarinet), Matthew Payne (bassoon), Michael Dixon (horn), Owen Morris (trumpet)
Omega Ensemble is the City Recital Hall’s celebrated Ensemble in Residence and following a critically acclaimed performance in July, Omega Ensemble will present the exquisite sounds of the early twentieth century, when European music was a melting pot of styles and influences.
The programme: Ravel Introduction and Allegro/ Hummel Septet in D minor/ Saint Saens Septet/ Martinů La Revue de Cuisine
Established in 2005, Omega Ensemble has positioned itself as a formidable force in Australian chamber music. With a dedication to engage the finest Australian musicians, as well as international guest artists, Omega presents some of Australia’s finest musicians in an intimate and stimulating chamber setting. The Ensemble is committed to present some of history’s most beautiful and treasured chamber works, alongside new commissions, rarities and unique settings of the most demanding repertoire. To date the Ensemble has premiered over 24 new Australian works.
In 2015 Omega continue their second year as Ensemble in Residence at City Recital Hall, one of the finest concert venues in Australia.
Tickets: from $29* (additional fees may apply).
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