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The OMNI Ensemble Thirtieth Anniversary Gala
Sunday, June 10, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
Please join The OMNI Ensemble for our Thirtieth Anniversary Gala on June 10, 2012 with Special Guest Artist multi instrumentalist/composer David Amram.
The Gala will take place in last year's beautiful garden setting in Midwood Park, immediately following the Flatbush Victorian House Tour and the Art in the Garden Flatbush artists show.
Drinks and hors d'oeuvres at 6:00 pm, and a concert at 7:00 pm
Musicians include David Wechsler, flutes and midi wind controller; Brian Snow, Cello; James Johnston, Keyboard, and guest artist Caroline Chin, Violin.
Repertoire will include David Amram's Dirge and Variations for violin, cello and piano, and Variations on Red River Valley for flute and piano, a trio sonata by J.S. Bach, Elliott Carter's Tre Duettini for violin and cello, Ladislas Rohozinsky's impressionist Quatre Piéces for flute and violin, David Wechsler's Variations On A Neanderthal Theme, Renaissance music and improvisations.
A 50% discount on Gala tickets will be given to participants of the tour or the art show.
Come enjoy a wonderful evening under the stars with great company and beautiful music!
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The OMNI Ensemble
The OMNI Ensemble is a chamber music group created to perform a uniquely flexible repertoire. From the Renaissance to the contemporary Avant-Garde, the ensemble presents programs of enormous variety, all designed to provide their audience with a musical diversity not ordinarily encountered in a single musical event. Flutist/Music Director David Wechsler’s crossover style utilizes electronically treated acoustic instruments as well as the Midi wind controller for his performances and compositions. Cellist Brian Snow’s vast experience as a chamber, symphony, soloist and theater performer provide a new dimension to OMNI’s electronic and improvisatory pieces. Pianist James Johnston combines a fluency of virtuoso piano music of the past with the synthesizer as an expressive concert instrument. This variety of styles and personalities endows The OMNI Ensemble with its unique perspective.
Since 1983, the OMNI Ensemble has produced a successful concert series noted for its innovative combination of programming and guest artists. These have included Composer/Instrumentalist David Amram, Mezzo Sopranos Katherine Ciesinski, Charlotte Hellekant and Misa Iwama, Harpsichordists Gerald Ranck and Rebecca Pechevsky, Performance Artist John Kelley, Kumongo player Jin Hi Kim, Saxophonist Roy Nathanson and accordionist Guy Klucevsek. Commissioned composers have included David Lang, Lee Hyla, Michael Bushnell, Eric Klein, Allen Campbell, David Lang, Lee Hyla, Michael Bushnell, Eric Klein, Allen Campbell, David Wechsler and Jim Lahti.
The OMNI Ensemble has released two CDs, entitled the "OMNI Ensemble plays the Music of Jim Lahti." and "Cave Paintings-The OMNI Experiment". The CDs are available by contacting the host.
The group has appeared on NPR, WNYC radio, The Voice of America, Hawaii Public Radio, WKCR, and WQXR, as well as Westchester Public Access television