Arts at The Park (AATP)

1010 Park Avenue at 85th Street

New York, NY 10028

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Omega Ensemble to present free classical concert “Gift to the City” on Sunday, October 27th at 3 PM on Park Avenue at 85th Street

Free and open to the public; donations gladly accepted

Arts at The Park is pleased to present the concert “Gift to the City” featuring The OMEGA Ensemble that has presented outstanding young artists to New York audiences since 1973. Their fall “Gift to the City” chamber music concert features a roster of exceptional musicians performing works by Beethoven, Debussy, and Anton Arensky, a protégé of Tchaikovsky. The concert will take place on Sunday, October 27th at 3:00 pm at The Park Avenue Christian Church (known affectionately as “the Park”), 1010 Park Avenue at 85th Street in Manhattan. The concert is free and open to the public; donations are gladly accepted.

The program for the concert includes:

  • 7 Variations on Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen – Ludwig van Beethoven (1712-73)
  • Violin Sonata in G minor – Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
  • String Quartet No. 2 in A minor – Anton Arensky (1861-1906)

Performers are Siwoo Kim, violin; 
Molly Carr, viola;
Brook Speltz, violoncello;
Andrew Janss, violoncello; and
 Doris Konig, piano.

The Beethoven work is his homage to the music of Mozart, variations on a theme from The Magic Flute. As in the opera itself (the subject of the variations is a duet between Pamina and Papageno), Beethoven makes the cello and piano dramatic partners throughout this piece.

The Violin Sonata in G minor of Claude Debussy, written in 1917, was the final work written by this monumental early-20th century composer. The economical work is imbued with deep melancholy but full of colors and contrasts that are characteristic of the composer’s mature compositional style.

Anton Arensky’s String Quartet in A minor is one of the masterpieces of this lesser-known, 19th century Russian composer. Composed in 1895 and dedicated to the memory Tchaikovsky, the work is composed for the rare combination of violin, viola and two cellos, giving it a darker, somber character.

The Omega Ensemble’s mission is to introduce outstanding young artists to the public and to help sustain a beautiful art form for generations of new listeners. Their artists have won international competitions, performed with major orchestras, won Avery Fisher Career Grant Awards, and performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

Arts at The Park, a component of the Park Avenue Christian Church (known as “The Park”), brings together outstanding performers and ensembles from the greater New York City metropolitan area for programs that enrich and inspire and that touch our shared human story and experience. Arts at The Park include live music, theater, political and theological discourse, and family and holiday events. Artistic Director of Arts at The Park is Paul Vasile.


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