Review: Brahms and the Clarinet (Omega Ensemble)

Review: Brahms and the Clarinet (Omega Ensemble)

The Brahms, of course, was the main fare of the afternoon and the Ensemble combined tightly and impressively throughout its four movements. Perhaps the best description of this work is contained in Eusebius Mandyczewski's letter to Brahms: “It’s as though the instruments were in love with each other.” That feeling certainly came across in this performance. 

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Review: Four Last Songs

Review: Four Last Songs

This was a stand-out delivery from a difficult work and demonstrated Omega’s ability at navigating the most difficult and tricky musical passages, while at the same time making them seem the easiest thing in the world.

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Review: Lee Abrahmsen shines with Omega Ensemble

Review: Lee Abrahmsen shines with Omega Ensemble

"You would think with a piece of this complexity a conductor would be necessary but the ensemble handled it magnificently without. It always felt secure and tight. The piece was a lot of fun; congratulations both to Ford and the ensemble. It deserves to be part of the repertoire, I hope to hear it again some time."

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