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SUMMER WINDS: BEETHOVEN TO RAVEL

The Omega Ensemble.                                                                                                                                                        Banner image: Sally Walker. Photos: Keith Saunders

A musical voyage for winds with panoramic summer views of Sydney Harbour.  Set sail in a discovery of the mystical and mythical with a celebration of all things woodwind with The Omega Ensemble for one performance only Sunday 25 February @ 2.30pm in the Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House. [Facebook Event]

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THE OMEGA ENSEMBLE PRESENTS THREE PARTS MOZART

This Concert was at the City Recital Hall last Thursday at 7.30 pm. For those who have not been there it  is quite an unusual venue. Whereas the Opera House sits grandly on Bennelong Point at night its shells like grand ghost sails rising out of the dark, the Hall is tucked away, almost hidden in the bowels of  the city.

But while the acoustics of the Opera House are somewhat indifferent the acoustics here are superb and plush regal purple seating and wood panelling make this a delightful concert setting.

Now to the Concert.

There were four items. The first by Haydn, the other three by Mozart.

Le Matin, “the morning” by Haydn is the first of two others: Le Midi (noon) and Le Soir (evening). It was lively performance centred in part on a number of  flute vignettes beautifully played by Eric Lamb. Then followed the Clarinet Concerto played at times somewhat breathlessly by Paul Meyer, but nevertheless an exuberant rendering of this the most wonderful of melodic concertos, written by Mozart in the final year of his life. Continue reading THE OMEGA ENSEMBLE PRESENTS THREE PARTS MOZART