Sydney Living Museums presents Omega at the Mint – a three-part concert series performed by The Omega Ensemble, coinciding with the 'Songs of Home' exhibition.
The Omega Ensemble are one of Australia's foremost professional chamber music groups. Founded in 2005 by clarinettist David Rowden, the Ensemble have fast become a powerful musical force in Sydney, hailed as 'first-rate musicians' (the Daily Telegraph) and 'one of the best chamber music outfits in town' (Sydney Morning Herald).
Tickets are now on sale for this exciting concert series at The Mint. Bookings are essential.
Concert One: Songs of Home
Sunday 22 September 2019, 2pm
A String Trio Arrangement of the Bach Goldberg Variations followed by a new commission.
A String Trio Arrangement of the Bach Goldberg Variations followed by a new commission by UK composer Laura Bowler celebrating the 'Songs of Home' exhibition. The new work reflects on the British experience of emigrating to Australia and the music brought from home. Thanks to Professor Jeanice Brooks, University of Southampton, and Megan Martin, Sydney Living Museums, for their assistance in the development of this work.
Concert Two: Mozart & Beethoven
Sunday 6 October, 2pm
Works for Clarinet and Strings by Bernhard Henrik Crussel, Mozart and Beethoven
Concert Three: Summer Winds
Sunday 8 December, 2pm
Wind Quintets by Holst, Ligeti and Damase
Secure your tickets today at https://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/events/omega-mint. Early bookings are advised. Prices are as follows: General $89 / Members $79. Members Series Ticket (all three concerts): special price of $210 ($27 discount).
Prices are as follows: General $89 / Members $79.
Members Series Ticket (all three concerts): special price of $210 ($27 discount).
Book now to receive two tickets for the price of one to Concert One: Songs of Home on 22 September using code SPECIAL. Simply add 2 Adult tickets and enter the code at check out to receive the offer. Attendees to Concert One will also receive a complimentary ticket to visit the new Songs of Home exhibition at the Museum of Sydney.
Book now to receive two tickets for the price of one to Concert One: Songs of Home on 22 September using code SPECIAL.
Simply add 2 Adult tickets and enter the code at check out to receive the offer.
Attendees to Concert One will also receive a complimentary ticket to visit the new Songs of Home exhibition at the Museum of Sydney.
About OMEGA Ensemble
The Ensemble present some of Australia's most outstanding talents, as well as international guest artists, in a powerful chamber music setting. In addition to their work with the Ensemble, many of Omega's core musicians also hold principal roles in professional orchestras, including Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Opera Australia Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, USA.
The Ensemble's artistic programs are diverse and provocative, presenting music from the late-Baroque to 20th Century, as well as frequent World and Australian premieres. Omega have to date commissioned over 40 works from leading composers, including Elena Kats-Chernin, Andrew Ford, Matthew Hindson, George Palmer and most recently American composer Nico Muhly.
Omega Ensemble perform regularly in Sydney and Melbourne, as well as frequent touring to regional areas and appearances at national music festivals. In addition to performances at home, Omega has also toured to China, with sellout performances and masterclasses at the Beijing Central Conservatory, Chang Chun's JiLin College of Arts and Dalian University.
In addition to concert performances, Omega also maintains a growing On Demand catalogue of live concert videos, available online as well as broadcast on Australia's national airline, Qantas, In-flight Entertainment. The Ensemble's live performances regularly air on radio, including ABC Classic FM and the Ensemble's debut studio album was released on ABC Classics in 2016. In 2018 the Ensemble launched the Omega Classics label for independent release of new studio recordings, and an expansive back catalogue of live recordings.