The past reconsidered and future reconfigured.
Max Richter’s chart-topping global sensation, Four Seasons Recomposed, leads this performance of groundbreaking classical music from one of Australia’s most exciting and forward-thinking chamber music groups, Omega Ensemble.
One of the highest-selling classical music recordings of all time, acclaimed composer and innovator Max Richter expertly retouches, reworks, and reimagines Vivaldi’s Four Seasons masterwork, resulting in a transformative experience that sounds entirely new, and yet satisfyingly full of familiar delights.
This foot-stomping performance also includes a world premiere by American composer Jessie Montgomery, whose infectious music celebrates dance and movement, and Elena Kats-Chernin’s Clarinet Concerto Ornamental Air reimagined in a bold new version for Omega Ensemble and clarinetist David Rowden, packed with virtuosic arpeggios and relentless rhythmic energy.
Max Richter: The Four Seasons Recomposed
Jessie Montgomery: World Premiere*
Elena Kats-Chernin: Clarinet Concerto, Ornamental Air (New Version)**
*Jessie Montgomery commissioned by Omega Ensemble, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Music Festival (Boston) and Aspen Music Festival with the generous support of the Michel-Simpson Foundation and Norman Gillespie.
**Elena Kats-Chernin commissioned by Omega Ensemble and Penrith Performing & Visual Arts with the generous support of Tom and Dalia Stanley, Geoff Stearn and the Newcastle commissioning circle.
Cast & Creatives
David Rowden / Clarinet Solo
Veronique Serret / Violin Solo
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