Omega Ensemble: Two Breaths
- Date: Saturday, 19 February 2022, 7pm
- Venue: Newcastle City Hall — 290 King St, Newcastle, NSW
- Tickets: Adults: $69 | Under 30: $29 | Concession: $59 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 4929 1977
In 18th-century Vienna, Mozart befriended the clarinetist Anton Stadler, whose soft and delicate playing had such a profound impact on the composer that it expanded the possibilities of Mozart’s music and inspired some of his most well-known works for the instrument, including his cherished Clarinet Quintet. Over two centuries later, it was William Barton’s grounding and deeply moving didgeridoo playing that elicited an oeuvre of work from legendary Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe, with the late composer commenting “William offered me a new direction”.
Featuring Mozart’s ever-popular Clarinet Quintet and Sculthorpe’s arresting String Quartet No. 16 (including Barton on didgeridoo), Omega Ensemble's triumphant 2022 Season is marked by the world premiere of a new commission by William Barton for didgeridoo, clarinet and string quartet.
W.A. Mozart Clarinet Quintet, K. 581
Peter Sculthorpe String Quartet No. 16
William Barton New Commission [World Premiere]*
Guest Artist William Barton, didgeridoo
* Commissioned by Omega Ensemble
Featured non-Australian music: Mozart
Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 4929 1977
Featured Australian Works
||String quartet no. 16 : for string quartet with optional didjeridu (2005) by Peter Sculthorpe|
— performed by Omega Ensemble
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