CANCELLED - Omega Ensemble - Russian Romantics

Image: Keith Saunders
Sunday 5 December 2021
41 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

A rare example of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s departure from orchestral writing, the attention-grabbing Quintet for Piano and Winds embodies the powerful rhythms and boastful textures of the composer's larger works but jam-packed into an ensemble of just five. Anton Rubinstein’s work of the same name presents itself as a strong challenger, in which the virtuosic writing for the piano amply reflects the composer’s recognition in his own lifetime as one of the world’s greatest pianists. These two masterworks are accompanied by an even rarer work from the great Sergei Rachmaninoff's, whose Romances are one of only seven chamber works written by the composer, and presented here in a special arrangement for clarinet by Artistic Director David Rowden.

Featured Artists

David Rowden
Clemens Leske
Sally Walker
Matthew Kneale

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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