Acclaimed violinist Veronique Serret and pianist Clemens Leske join forces for a powerful presentation of Beethoven’s Spring Sonata. This work for violin and piano celebrates new directions in music bridging the Classical and Romantic periods.
A turning point in her career, the premiere of Louise Farrenc’s exuberant Nonet allowed her to receive pay equal to her male counterparts. A trailblazer for other female composers to come. Also included in the program is Schubert’s Notturno, which is a gift of melody in all its glory.
The evening concludes with one of Australia’s favourite composers, Elena Kats-Chernin and one of her most treasured works, Russian Rag, mixing the popular rag style with Russian flavours in a special arrangement for Omega Ensemble.
“…[Veronique] Serret’s playing is flawless.” - Time Out Sydney
Schubert Notturno for Piano Trio in E-flat major, Op.148
Beethoven Violin Sonata No.5 ‘Spring’
Farrenc Nonet in Eb major, Op.38
Kats-Chernin Russian Rag (Nonet arr. by the composer for Omega Ensemble)
Veronique Serret violin
Neil Thompson viola
Paul Stender cello
Alex Henery double bass
Sally Walker flute
Nicola Bell oboe
David Rowden clarinet
Todd Gibson-Cornish bassoon
Michael Dixon horn
Clemens Leske piano
City Recital Hall Member $107.10
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