Ensemble Mirage

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8pm, doors open 7.30pm

Saturday, 17 September 2022


Herbert Howells: Rhapsodic Quintet, Op 31
Jean Françaix: Quintette
Tchaikovsky/arr. Takemitsu: Herbstlied (Autumn Song)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major, K581

Ensemble Mirage is a dynamic flexi-ensemble, focusing on the fantastic range of mixed wind-string-piano chamber music. From trios to octets – working with a small group of dedicated, passionate and award-winning chamber musicians – they aim to expand the standard chamber repertoire, bringing to light many often over-looked works. Each programme focuses on a particular instrumental combination, presenting the well-known works alongside more rarely-heard pieces for that chamber medium.

In this programme they focus on the clarinet quintet.

Finalists in the 66th Royal Overseas League Mixed Chamber category and Making Music Selected Artists ('Matthew Scott and Friends'), they were also St. John’s Smith Square Young Artists and held an Aldeburgh Chamber Music Residency. Evolving from Trio Mirage – Royal Academy of Music Chamber Fellows and Harold Craxton Prize winners – the ensemble grew to explore larger repertoire, resulting in the foundation of Ensemble Mirage.

Individually, members are award-winning artists in their own right, active across all areas of the profession from solo, chamber and orchestral, to outreach work and performing with many of the UK’s top orchestras. With many members alumni of the Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital Scheme and Making Music’s Award for Young Concert Artists, the ensemble has grown and performed in various combinations for music societies and festivals throughout the UK.

Tonight's ensemble comprises:
Matthew Scott - clarinet
Alexandra Lomeiko - violin
Rosemary Hinton - violin
Emily Pond - viola
Michael Newman - cello

How to get tickets

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Concert ticket: £22

Members, children and students up to age 25 (on presentation of a valid student card): FREE

Tickets can be booked online via WeGotTickets (subject to 10% admin fee), or via the Membership Secretary.

NHS offer: £5 (on presentation of ID at the door or booked through the Membership Secretary)

OCMS welcomes sponsors for any element of our concerts. Please contact the Chairman if you would like to become one.

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