Hailed as “one of Australia’s most exciting and forward-thinking ensembles” (Limelight), Omega Ensemble returns to New Annual for a heart-racing program of music from important contemporary musical voices. Presenting the Ensemble as a well-oiled virtuosic machine, this performance departs from the traditional concert hall for a one-of-a-kind experience at Newcastle Museum, with the collection’s prized 150-year-old locomotive ’The Buck' serving as a monolithic backdrop to this high-impact musical event.
Bryce Dessner Aheym
Missy Mazzoli Harp and Altar
Christopher Cerrone Nervous Systems [World Premiere] *
Nico Muhly Measured to Fit [World Premiere] **
Alex Turley Zero Sum Game ***
ARTISTS & COLLABORATORS
Artistic director and clarinet David Rowden
Violin Alexandra Osborne, Peter Clark
Viola Neil Thompson
Cello Paul Stender
Piano Vatche Jambazian
Duration 90 minutes
* Commissioned by Omega Ensemble, Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, Third Angle Ensemble and Chatter.
** Commissioned by Omega Ensemble and supported by the 2021 Micro-Commissioning Circle
*** Commissioned by Omega Ensemble as part of the 2021 CoLAB: Composer Accelerator Program