Lee Abrahmsen & Omega Ensemble

Lee Abrahmsen & Omega Ensemble

Critically acclaimed soprano Lee Abrahmsen joins Sydney’s Omega Ensemble for a chamber recital exploring works by Schubert, Strauss and Poulenc.

Date and Time28 Apr 2016, 6:00PM
VenueMelbourne Recital Centre

Program

Poulenc
Chanson d’Orkenise Banalités
Hôtel Banalités
Voyage à Paris Banalités
C Deux Poèmes de Louis Aragon
Violon Trois Poemès de Louise de Vilmorin
Fleurs Trois Poemès de Louise de Vilmorin
Les Gars qui vont a la fête Chanson Villageoises

R. Strauss
Ruhe meine Seele! Op. 27 No.1
Heimliche aufforderung Op. 27 No.2
Morgen Op. 27 No.3
Cäcilie Op. 27 No.4

Poulenc
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano

Schubert
Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (The Shepherd on the Rock)

About The Music

Richard Strauss is today best known for his grand orchestral works and operas, but was in fact also a brilliant miniaturist. Strauss’ Four Songs Op.27 were the result of a wedding gift that Strauss composed for his wife Pauline, a soprano. Francis Poulenc is arguably the best known 20th century art song composers. Poulenc chose modern poems, texts free from tired imagery and romantic clichés, and often replete with humour and a quintessentially modern sense of irony. This concert also features his colourful clarinet and piano Sonata, and concludes with Schubert’s much loved Shepherd on the Rock.

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