Haydn and Mozart

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Haydn and Mozart
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A double feast of quartets and quintets of grand masterpieces, watershed moments and world premieres.

Date and Time 2:30PM | Sun | 19 Feb 2017
VenueUtzon Room, Sydney Opera House


String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10

Ben Hoadley
Clarinet Quintet World Premiere

String Quartet Op. 64, No. 5 ‘The Lark’

Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581

110 mins including interval

About The Music

Of Haydn’s eighty-three string quartets The Lark is a perfect representative of the entire genre. Like the majority of string quartets throughout the history of the form, its four movements provide a superior entertainment in four acts, aptly described as ‘a story, a song, a dance and a party.’  When Debussy composed his String Quartet in G minor in 1893, it led the charge in freeing music from its Classical boundaries and looked ahead to the future. Pierre Boulez said that Debussy freed chamber music from ‘rigid structure, frozen rhetoric and rigid aesthetics.’ Also featured in this concert is Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A major recorded on Omega’s debut ABC Classics CD. In addition, Omega will give the premiere of Ben Hoadley’s Clarinet Quintet.

Seating in the Utzon Room is unreserved. Member’s of the Omega Ensemble Patrons’ Program are given preferential seating.

Pre-Concert Talk

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