Presented by Omega Ensemble


Concert Postponed: Omega Ensemble’s Continuum

Due to ongoing restrictions, we regret to advise that Omega Ensemble’s Continuum on Thursday 16 September has been postponed until 2022.

Ticketholders can either retain their current ticket for the rescheduled concert, or receive a refund through their original point of purchase. If you have any questions or concerns about this concert postponement, please contact our Ticketing Services team at

Event details

‘Omega Ensemble more than lives up to the hype.’ – Limelight Magazine

French composer Olivier Messiaen’s poetic and hauntingly beautiful Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time) remains one of the most significant and captivating works of the 20th century. In 2021, marking 80 years since its cold and dark premiere, performed while captive in a WWII concentration camp, the work’s themes of isolation, resilience, and music as a universal language, remain captivating to audiences and relevant to current world circumstances.

This important work is accompanied by the world premiere of a new commission by Yorta Yorta Dja Dja Wurrung composer, actor, and academic, Lou Bennett AM, titled Ngair-nur, ngar-kur (to hear, to see), along with Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s transfixing Spiegel Im Spiegel.

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David Rowden clarinet & Artistic Director
Paul Stender cello
Veronique Serret violin
Clemens Leske piano


Arvo Pärt
Spiegel Im Spiegel

Lou Bennett AM
new work (world premiere)

Olivier Messiaen
Quartet for the End of Time (80th Anniversary)


This production is part of the following series: