Sydney chamber group Omega Ensemble has announced an exciting 2019 season, which includes no fewer than four world premieres, a chamber-sized Mahler symphony arrangement, and a children’s piece for wind quintet by Luciano Berio. The ensemble’s season is divided between its two main venues, with the Master Series in the Sydney Opera House’s Utzon Room and the Virtuoso Series at City Recital Hall.
The Omega Ensemble. Photo © Keith Saunders
Omega’s 2019 kicks off in the Utzon Room in February with Beethoven’s Trio, which presents Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No 1 and Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht(in an arrangement for violin, cello and piano) with Beethoven’s Opus 38 Trio in E Flat Major. The Virtuoso Series takes Mozart as its jumping off point, with a program featuring the composer’s K.452 Piano Quintet, Gran PartitaSerenade and Piano Sonata No 11 at City Recital Hall in April.
June will see the world premiere of a new work by Australian composer (now based in Los Angeles), music producer and video game orchestrator Nicole Brady, alongside music by George Palmer, Andrew Anderson and Brahms, in the...