A Brahms Affair

Omega Ensemble

A Brahms Affair

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, Op.73 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.

Join Omega in this concert that celebrates some of the most exquisite and sublime chamber music of the Romantic era. A celebration of chemistry, romance and love that will engage your senses and leave you breathless.


Schumann Fantasiestücke, Op.73
Borodin String Quartet No.1 in A major
Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op.115


Special guest: Alexandra Osbourne Assistant Concertmaster, National Symphony Orchestra, Washington
Alexandra Osborne violin
Veronique Serret violin
Neil Thompson viola
Paul Stender cello
David Rowden clarinet
Maria Raspopova piano

Pre-concert talk: 6.45pm - 7.15pm

Duration: approximately 2 hours, including interval

Ticket Info


Standard $119
City Recital Hall Member $107.10

A Reserve

Standard $99
Concession $69
City Recital Hall Member $89.10
City Recital Hall Member Concession $62.10

B Reserve

Standard $79
Concession $69
City Recital Hall Member $79
City Recital Hall Member Concession $62.10
Under 30 $29
Secondary student $25

A booking fee per transaction applies for this event as follows: Internet $6, Phone $8.
There is no booking fee for tickets purchased in person at the City Recital Hall Box Office.

Details are accurate at time of publication

Image: Bruce Terry

Performance Dates & Times

Thursday 7 September, 2017
7:30 pm
City Recital Hall

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