The Richard Bonynge Ensemble with Omega Ensemble’s David Rowden to perform at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre

THE Richard Bonynge Ensemble presents Time Present/Time Past, a stunning evening of music, along with guest performer David Rowden of the Omega Ensemble.

The program will feature Robert Schumann’s ‘Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44’, written in an astonishing five-day period and considered to be one of his finest and most influential compositions. In addition, the ensemble will perform Graeme Koehne’s ‘Time is a River’, full of aching nostalgia with cascades of passion and calm mystical lyrics, alongside Brenda Gifford’s ‘Ancestors’ commissioned by Omega Ensemble and Penrith Performing & Visual Arts, earlier this year.

The concert also features a world premiere by emerging, Penrith-based composer Timothy Ford. Timothy was selected to participate in Penrith Con’s Young Composers Program – an initiative to support emerging composers in Western Sydney, particularly the Penrith LGA, by providing them with opportunities to improve their craft, have their music performed and receive feedback from industry professionals.

This is a special evening not to be missed!

Established in 2021, Richard Bonynge Ensemble aims to enrich the community through music. The Ensemble performs a wide variety of repertoire, from well-known pieces, long forgotten works deserving revival and new works from local emerging composers. 

Comprising some of the finest young talents in Penrith the Ensemble gives serious and skilled early career musicians the opportunity to work with industry professionals through workshops and mentoring sessions, and to collaborate with professional chamber ensembles to develop their performance and musicianship skills.

Time Present/Time Past is on at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre on Saturday 19 August at 6:30pm. Tickets: Standard $35. Concession $25. Student $15. Family $50.