Mahler’s Fourth – Omega Ensemble

City Recital Hall Angel Place – Mahler’s Fourth

With Special Guest Jane Sheldon (Soprano)

Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 is one of the closest to chamber music of all of Mahler’s immense output. This unique arrangement by Klaus Simon from 2007 retains Mahler’s unmistakable orchestral sound within an intimate and innovative chamber setting. This exceptional work draws new life from Mahler’s Symphony.

The Ensemble is joined by New York-based Australian soprano Jane Sheldon for the Symphony’s final movement presenting a child’s view of heaven as a place of serene delight.

Accompanying this German epic are two Australian works including a World Premiere of a Chamber Symphony for ensemble and soprano. This Symphony is composed by Mark Isaacs and was commissioned especially for Omega Ensemble.


Stanhope Songs of the Shadowland
Isaacs Chamber Symphony World Premiere *
Mahler Symphony No.4 (Arrangement for Chamber Ensemble)
Pre-Concert talk from 6:45pm-7:15pm


Jane Sheldon – Soprano

Lisa Osmialowski – flute
David Papp – oboe
David Rowden – clarinet
Ben Hoadley – bassoon
Michael Dixon – horn
Mark Robinson – percussion
Alison Pratt – percussion
Heidi Jones – harmonium
Maria Raspopova – piano
Huy-Nguyen Bui – violin
Anna McMichael – violin
Amanda Verner – viola
Teije Hylkema – cello
Alex Henery – double bass

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