Omega Ensemble: Russian Romantics (Sydney) at Sydney Opera House
TBA
Multiple Sessions

Omega Ensemble: Russian Romantics (Sydney)
Sydney Opera House

A spectacular face-off between giants of Russian Romanticism

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Quintet for Piano and Winds in B-flat major
Anton Rubinstein - Quintet for Piano and Winds in F major
Sergei Rachmaninoff - Preludes [Selections]

Closing the 2020 Season with Romantic colour and bravura, acclaimed Australian pianist Clemens Leske leads the Ensemble in a program that puts two Russian masterworks for piano and winds head-to-head.

A rare example of 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 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 virtuoso piano writing amply reflects the composer’s recognition in his own lifetime as one of the world’s greatest pianists.

These works are accompanied by selections from Rachmaninoff's dazzling Preludes.
Address: Bennelong Point, Sydney 2000
Price: TBA
Date: Saturday Dec 12th, 2020 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Sessions
Sessions
Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point, Sydney
Starts: Sat Dec 12, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point, Sydney
Starts: Sat Dec 12, 2020 at 6:30 PM
Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point, Sydney 2000 New South Wales