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Omega Ensemble | Night and Now (Melbourne)

26 March 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT

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One event on 26 March 2021 at 7:00 pm

$39 – $69

Concertos, Quintets and World Premieres

When performing his own piano concertos, the great showman Frédéric Chopin preferred dark and smoky salons to the grand concert halls of Paris. As a matter of practicality, Chopin arranged his own concertos for small ensembles, often performing with string quartets in the private apartments of friends and patrons.

In this tradition, Omega Ensemble’s 2021 Season opens with a program of stunning “quin-certos”, including Chopin’s first piano concerto performed by acclaimed pianist Clemens Leske in an intimate arrangement for piano quintet.

The program also features new works by two of Australia’s most celebrated composers, including a premiere performances of Gordon Kerry’s Clarinet Quintet by Clarinettist David Rowden, and the world premiere of Elena Kats-Chernin’s ‘Night and Now’, a new flute quintet based on her Flute Concerto (2015), originally written for flautist Sally Walker who will also premiere this new arrangement.

PROGRAM

Frédéric Chopin
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11 (for Piano Quintet)

Elena Kats-Chernin
Flute Quintet “Night and Now” (after Flute Concerto) [World Premiere]

Gordon Kerry
Clarinet Quintet

 

In support of those Australian performing artists who remain without financial support, 10% of your ticket to this concert will be donated to Freelance Artist Relief Australia.

 

Details

Date:
26 March 2021
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
$39 – $69
Book Now:
https://www.omegaensemble.com.au/events/night-and-now

Venue

Melbourne Recital Centre
Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
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