CANCELLED - Omega Ensemble - Brahms, Bruch and Smalley

Image: Keith Saunders
Sunday 31 October 2021
6 days from now
6.30 - 8.00pm
1hr 30mins no interval

Due to current NSW Government COVID 19 restrictions, this event has been cancelled. Ticket holders have been contacted. 

Bookings required

Omega Ensemble are one of Australia’s foremost professional chamber music groups. Founded in 2005 by clarinettist David Rowden, the Ensemble have fast became 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).

About The Music

When Johannes Brahms wrote his two Sonatas for Clarinet and Piano in 1894, he published an accompanying version written for viola. He, like many composers since, considered the two instruments to be interchangeable in their unique range and depth of expressiveness, and the two works remain important foundational works for both instruments equally.

In this revealing program, the two Sonatas are presented side-by-side for both clarinet and viola with the late Australian composer Roger Smalley’s Trio, which uses fragments from Brahms’ Sonatas to construct a vibrant work that is, at once, full of Romantic gestures and contemporary complexity. The ever-popular Concerto for Clarinet and Viola by Max Bruch accompanies these works in a setting for trio, arranged by the composer.

Featured Artists

David Rowden
Neil Thompson
Clemens Leske

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Please note, Newcastle Art Gallery is venue only. Enquiries relating to bookings and payment need to be directed to the Event Organiser.


Newcastle Art Gallery
1 Laman Street
Cooks Hill