Presented by Omega Ensemble
‘One of Australia’s most forward-thinking Ensembles’ – Limelight Magazine
About this concert
When performing his own music, the great Romantic showman Frédéric Chopin preferred the private apartments of friends and patrons to the grand concert halls of Paris, often arranging his thrilling Piano Concertos for quintets.
In this tradition, Omega Ensemble opens their 2021 Season with a program of three “quincertos”, including Chopin’s first piano concerto performed by acclaimed pianist Clemens Leske, Gordon Kerry’s new Clarinet Quintet performed 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 and performed by flautist Sally Walker for whom the original concerto was written.
Please note, details of further programs in Omega Ensemble’s 2021 Season will be released in early 2021.
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David Rowden Clarinetist / Artistic Director
Sally Walker Flute
Clemens Leske Piano
Anna Da Silva Chen Violin
Neil Thompson Viola
Paul Stender Cello
Clarinet Quintet (Melbourne Premiere)
Flute Quintet ‘Night and Now’ (Melbourne Premiere)
Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11 (for Piano and String Quartet)
This production is part of the following series:
Friday 26 March 2021 2.30pm & 7pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 mins (no interval)
Standard $69 ($59 Concession)
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