A Taste of Omega: The Bassoon

City Recital Hall

A Taste of Omega: The Bassoon


Get to know the performers and instruments of Omega Ensemble, in our captivating lunchtime series, A Taste of Omega. Take time out from your busy day with exquisite chamber music performed by some of the finest musicians in the country.

Many people have different views of the bassoon; some might know it from the opening passages of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring in which it plays in its extreme highs. Some might know it from Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf as the instrument that represents the grandfather. In fact, the bassoon is capable of producing impassioned and lyrical sounds, especially in the hands of Omega’s resident bassoonist, Ben Hoadley.

Join Ben in a curious concert featuring this grand woodwind instrument as he performs Poulenc’s iconic Sonata for clarinet and bassoon, Glinka’s Trio pathétique alongside his own composition Four Preludes for bassoon, clarinet and piano.

An interesting and engaging program that will leave you well acquainted with this reedy instrument.


Poulenc Sonata for clarinet and bassoon
Hoadley Four Preludes
Glinka Trio pathétique


Ben Hoadley bassoon
David Rowden clarinet
Maria Raspopova piano

Duration: approximately 1 hour, no interval 
Feel free to BYO lunch

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Ticket Info

All tickets $15

Details are correct at time of publication

Image: Charles Brooks

Performance Dates & Times

Wednesday 31 May, 2017
12:30 pm
City Recital Hall

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