Omega Ensemble: Chopin, Kerry and Clara at Melbourne Recital Centre
TBA
Thu Jun 18th, 2020

Omega Ensemble: Chopin, Kerry and Clara
Melbourne Recital Centre

Omega Ensemble: Chopin, Kerry and Clara program includes: Frédéric Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor (arr. for Piano and String Quintet); Gordon Kerry - Clarinet Quintet his World Premiere; Clara Schumann - Piano Trio in G minor.

The supreme pianist-composer, Chopin was in fact not the showman performer his virtuosic music would suggest, instead preferring local salons to the grand concert halls of Paris. With Chopin at the piano, the composer's larger works, including his two piano concertos, were performed far more frequently in private with small ensembles than in public with large orchestras.

Chopin’s breathtaking first concerto is presented here in a beautiful arrangement for piano and string quintet that captures all the romance of the original.

This fiery work is accompanied by Clara Schumann’s emotional Piano Trio, considered by many to be her most challenging work, and the world premiere of a new Clarinet Quintet by award-winning Australian composer Gordon Kerry written for Artistic Director and Clarinetist David Rowden.
Address: Corner of Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street, Melbourne 3000
Price: TBA
Date: Thursday Jun 18th, 2020 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Melbourne Recital Centre
Corner of Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street, Melbourne 3000 Victoria