The Wind Beneath Your Wings

The Wind Beneath Your Wings

Omega Ensemble’s next performance is not a rendition of the Bette Midler tear-jerker, but Beethoven’s Seventh. With a 9-piece Wind Ensemble this arrangement is certainly a unique and complex rendition of the timeless masterpiece. The performance will feature two Oboes, two Clarinets, two French Horns, two Bassoons and a Contabasson. That’s certainly a lot of wind.

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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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