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The OMNI Ensemble Begins its 2017/2018 35th Anniversary Concert Season

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The OMNI Ensemble will begin its 35th season of concerts at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The program will feature Woodwind Quintet music. The music for most of this concert is transcriptions of wonderful pieces in the repertoire of orchestral music and jazz. Works featured will be Ravel's Le Tombeau De Couperin arranged by Mason Jones, Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite arranged by Ron Krentzman, J.S. Bach's Concerto No. 2 After Vivaldi arranged by Mordechai Rechtman, jazz pieces by Thelonius Monk, John Coltrane and Michael Brecker arranged by David Wechsler, and Paul Hindemith's (composed, but not arranged) Chamber Music for Five Woodwinds. Musicians performing are David Wechsler, flute, Christa Robinson, oboe, Jeff Adler, clarinet; Sara Schoenbeck, bassoon; and Eric Davis, horn.

Continuing as the chamber music group in residence at the Brooklyn Conservatory, the OMNI Ensemble will continue to perform concerts of enormous variety all designed to provide their audience with a musical diversity not ordinarily encountered by one chamber music group. Throughout the season they perform in the recital hall at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.

This concert is being streamed live over this link: bqcm.org/live click on 'Upcoming Shows' and pick the one for November 11, OMNI Ensemble. A little button will say "Watch Live!"

Tickets at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music are $15.00, $10.00 for students and senior citizens. Tickets for BCM are available in advance or at the door prior to the performance. For direct purchase of tickets on line please visit our web site: www.theomniensemble.org

The Brooklyn Conservatory is located at 58 Seventh Ave. at the corner of Lincoln Place in Park Slope, Brooklyn. It is in easy access of public transportation, Q or B train to Seventh Ave., or IRT #2 and 3 to Grand Army Plaza. For further information and ticket reservations, call 718 859-8649.

The OMNI Ensemble is a chamber music created to perform programs of enormous variety, with music ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century, including Western classical music, jazz, and electronic and improvised music, all designed to provide their audience with a musical experience not ordinarily encountered in a single music event. Since its inception in 1983 the group has featured many guest artists including multi instrumentalist/composer David Amram, performance artist John Kelley, Singer Erika Banks, Kumongo player Jin Hi Kim, Saxophonist Roy Nathanson, Mezzo Sopranos Catherine Ciesinski and Charlotte Hellekant, Harpsichordists Gerald Ranck and Rebecca Pechevsky, and keyboardist Marco Benevento. The group has commissioned works by David Lang, Lee Hyla, Allen Shearson, & Michael Bushnell, and performed new pieces by Jim Lahti, Eric Klein, David Wechsler. and John Cheek.

This concert is made possible, in part with funds from the, The New York State Council on the Arts, and Con Edison.

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