Faust + Omega
- Date: Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 7:30pm
- Venue: City Recital Hall Angel Place — 2 Angel Place, Sydney, NSW
- Tickets: Adults: $65 | Concessions: $55 | Under 30: $29 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 8256 2222
Germany’s esteemed Faust Quartet tour to Australia to join with Omega Emsemble, culminating in a performance of the glorious Mendelssohn String Octet. Dimitri Ashkenazy (clarinet), who has thrilled audiences in past seasons, also augments the Ensemble to perform the rarely heard Martinu Serenade for Two Clarinets, Violin, Viola and Cello.
Hailed by the press for its "high playing culture in all dynamic areas, its awareness of musical processes and its highly developed sense of sound", the Faust Quartet has rapidly developed into one of the most noteworthy string quartets of its generation.
Dimitri Ashkenazy began playing the piano at age six and then progressed to the clarinet under the tuition of Giambattista Sisini, with whom he continued studying when he entered the Conservatory of Lucerne in 1989. Since completing his studies, Dimitri has gone on to perform widely, both as a soloist and chamber musician. As an active chamber musician, he has performed with the Kodály and Faust Quartets and with partners such as Barbara Bonney, his brother Vovka and his father Vladimir Ashkenazy.
Join Omega Ensemble and these special guests for an evening of stunning repertoire.
Featured non-Australian music: Debussy, Martinu, Mendelssohn
Featured Australian Works
||Clarinet quintet : Songs from the bush (2009) by Ian Munro|
— performed by Faust Quartet and Omega Ensemble
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