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The OMNI Ensemble Begins its 39th Season

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Brooklyn Conservatory of Music

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THE OMNI ENSEMBLE BEGINS ITS 39th SEASON AT THE BROOKLYN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC WITH A PROGRAM OF WIND OCTETS

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The OMNI Ensemble is pleased to announce the rescheduled concert of their live performance in the recital hall of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music on Saturday evening, December 11, 2021 at 8:00 pm. Music Director/Flutist David Wechsler will be joined by other wind and brass players and a rhythm section for an evening of octets based upon the instrumentation of Stravinsky’s Octet. Works performed will be Igor Stravinsky’s Octet, Cindy Cox’s Cañon, the world premiere of Chad Smith’s Brooklyn Episodes, David Wechsler’s Louie’s Orange Element, and arrangements of Thelonious Monk pieces. 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. Please note: Proof of vaccination against Covid 19 must be shown for admittance to these concertsTickets 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. www.theomniensemble.org or go to https://omnidecem11.eventbrite.com

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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.

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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 John Cheek 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

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