Season Preview 2020

The Omega Ensemble has announced its 2020 season, with brand new works by Australian composers Sally Whitwell and Gordon Kerry amongst the highlights. In the Sydney-based group’s 15th birthday year, the Omega Ensemble will also take regular concerts to Melbourne and Newcastle.

Veronique SerretVeronique Serret. Photo © Keith Saunders

“The music in our 2020 season represents more than 200 years of artistic experimentation, discovery, adversity and triumph,” said clarinettist and Artistic Director David Rowden. “Yet no matter when the creator’s pen first touched the blank manuscript, through performance these works remain entirely new.”

“It’s the power of the individual in performance that makes the music eternally new, and because of this I truly believe chamber music – and an ensemble of individuals – is the art form best suited to this expression,” he said.

The new season will also see a change in artistic leadership. “In 2020, pianist Maria Raspopova has announced she will step-down from her role as Co-Artistic Director, handing the position back to Founder and Clarinettist David Rowden,” Omega’s General Manager David Boyce said. “Raspopova will...