MOMENTUM: SCHUBERT AND MENDELSSOHN. Omega Ensemble is bringing three revolutionary quintets for their next concert.
Guest cellist Howard Penny joins Omega Ensemble in a performance of Schubert’s ultimate String Quintet in C major. Scored unusually for two violins, viola and two cellos, and completed during the final weeks of Schubert’s life, the ‘Cello Quintet’ ranks among the composer’s greatest accomplishments.
Also included is Mendelssohn’s String Quintet No. 2 displaying some of the composers most dramatic and sober output, as well as British composer David Bruce’s Gumboots, for clarinet and string quartet – a contrastingly tender and delightful piece celebrating the joy of dance.
Program Omega Ensemble:Co-Artistic Directors David Rowden and Maria Raspopova. Guest Artist: Howard Penny - cello (Appearing courtesy of the Australian National Academy of Music) David Bruce Gumboots for Clarinet and String Quartet (2008) [Australian Premiere] Schubert String Quintet in C major, D. 956, “Cello Quintet” Mendelssohn String Quintet No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 87
There is also a Preconcert talk – 6.45pm – 7.15pm by Mark Grandison.
With thanks to the Omega Ensemble, Sydney Arts Guide has a double pass giveaway to MOMENTUM: SCHUBERT AND MENDELSSOHN on Tuesday November 13, 2018 To be in the running, email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with OMEGA ENSEMBLE as the subject AND your full name. Competition closes COB on Monday November 12, 2018 when the winners will be drawn. Only the winners will be notified and the pass will be available from the box office on the night of the performance.