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Pianist and Co-Artistic Director of Omega Ensemble, Maria Raspopova performs in the most intimate of chamber music settings: as solo pianist. Piano favourites from Ballades to the Bourgeois.

In this program she displays her fine ability to play technically demanding works as well as draw out subtle shadings of colour from the piano.

This finely balanced program of music includes Debussy’s deeply intimate and lyrical Claire de Lune and Rachmaninoff’s Etudes-Tableaux Op.33 No.8. The program also includes Chopin’s epic and dramatic Ballade in F minor contrasted by Erik Satie’s delightful Trois Gymnopedies and Prokofiev’s Visions fugitives, recently recorded for Omega Classics.

Maria Raspopova in Recital [Facebook Event] plays Sunday 2 December @ 2.30pm at Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House.

Sergei Prokofiev: Visions fugitives, Op.22
Claude Debussy: Claire de Lune
Frédéric Chopin: Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52
Eric Satie: Trois Gymnopédies
J.S. Bach: Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Etudes-Tableaux Op.33 No.8


Featured Image: Veronique Serret

JOY: is next up for Omega Ensemble, Co-Artistic Directors David Rowden and Maria Raspopova with Featured Artist: Veronique Serret.

Works of new beginnings.

Acclaimed violinist Veronique Serret and Clemens Leske join forces for a powerful presentation of Beethoven’s ‘Spring’ Sonata. This work for violin and piano celebrates new directions in music bridging the Classical and Romantic periods.

Included also is the exuberant Nonet by nineteeth century composer Louise Farrenc, a trailblazer for female composers to come, and Schubert’s Notturno, a gift of melody in all its glory. The evening concludes with one of Australia’s favourite composers, Elena Kats-Chernin and one of her most treasured works, Russian Rag, in a very special arrangement by the composer for Omega Ensemble.

JOY : FARRENC AND BEETHOVEN [Facebook Event] from Omega Ensemble [Facebook] plays September 25, 7.30pm at City Recital Hall.

Franz Schubert: Notturno in E flat major, Op. 148
Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.5 in F major, Op. 24, “Spring”
Louise Farrenc: Nonet in E flat Major, Op. 38
Elena Kats-Chernin: Russian Rag (Nonet arrangement by the composer for Omega Ensemble)


This concert looks like it will be a glorious celebration of chemistry, romance and love that will engage your senses and leave you breathless.

Brahms and Schumann were close friends and they were also both endeared and enamoured with their equal muse, Clara Schumann, a virtuoso pianist and composer in her own right.

Clara, the muse, is evident in all of Schumann’s music and his Fantasiestücke represents the unbridled passion found in the free imagination of the Romantic composer.

Borodin, besides being a composer, was also a chemist and a doctor. His String Quartet No. 1 demonstrates his love and passion for chamber music and displays his affinity for understanding form.

This string quartet is the perfect cohesion of musical ideas from a scientific mind.

The Omega Ensemble invites you to join them at their concert celebrating the most exquisite and sublime chamber music of the Romantic era, including the superlative Clarinet Quintet by Brahms.

Thursday September 7 @ 7.30pm @ City Recital Hall.

Omega Ensemble
Featured Artist: Alexandra Osborne – violin (Appears courtesy of National Symphony Orchestra, Washington)
Co-Artistic Directors David Rowden and Maria Raspopova

For more about A Brahms Affair, visit http://www.omegaensemble.com.au/events/a-brahms-affair
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