The OMNI Ensemble
The OMNI Ensemble is a chamber music group created to perform a uniquely flexible repertoire. From the Renaissace 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. This variety of styles endows the group 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 and Charlotte Hellekant, Harpsichordist Gerald Ranck, Performance Artist John Kelley, Kumongo player Jin Hi Kim, Saxophonist Roy Nathanson and accordiionist Guy Klucevsek. Comissioned composers have included David Lang, Lee Hyla, Michael Bushnell, Eric Klein, Allen Campbell, David Wechsler and Jim Lahti. The OMNI Ensemble recently released our fist CD entitled the OMNI Ensemble plays the Music of Jim Lahti. The OMNI Ensemble has appeared on National Public Radio, WNYC FM radio, The Voice of America, Hawaii Public radio, WKCR, and WQXR, as well as Westchester Public Access television.