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Wednesday 6th November 2013
‘Night Moves’ is to receive a premiere in an eight-hands-at-two-pianos setting, performed by a new ensemble led by award winning pianist Nadia Lasserson...
Tightly scored, and driven by some extremely incisive rhythmic motifs, it attempts to describe urban nocturnal activity, seen and heard through different eyes & ears...
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Wednesday 6th November 2013
‘You Could Hear the Olive Trees Groan’, a new work for clarinet and piano being specially written for classical clarinetist Margaret Archibald...
is inspired by themes of re-growth and re-birth, and in particular by a lithograph from Colorado artist Richard Mello, which pictures a gnarled olive tree that has endured all kinds of extreme cold weather...
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Wednesday 6th November 2013
Michael is very excited to be writing several concert hall commissions, which will have their premieres throughout 2014
First there’s a new work for guitars called ‘Night Play’, composed for the newly formed, up-and-coming Accord Guitar Duo. Jiva Housden & George Savory-Tarlton make up this talented ensemble...
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Friday 7th June 2013
Jazz on the West Coast...PLUS new commissions...
Following on from his New York shows last year, Michael will be in the US once again this summer...
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Thursday 30th May 2013
The Pheasantry @ Pizza Express
Michael appears as a special guest along with Daniela Clynes, Melinda Hughes, Ana Maria Velez, Aimua Eghobamien and Adam Glasser - with Andrew Cleyndert on double bass.
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Sunday 14th October 2012
The Pheasantry, King’s Road, Chelsea
After a successful New York cabaret debut last spring, followed by his well received US West Coast shows in Portland in the summer, British jazz pianist, cabaret singer, and award-winning composer Michael Omer makes a welcome return to The Pheasantry in Chelsea...
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February - April 2012
The Metropolitan Room (February 26 & March 4, 2012) & Don't Tell Mama (April 13 & 20, 2012)
After a near sell-out show at The Pheasantry in London's Chelsea in January, Michael Omer's next cabaret shows in 2012 were at major cabaret venues in New York.
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Thursday 27 January 2011
Mozart’s Birthday Premiere:

The arrivals hall at Southampton Airport was transformed into a performance space when Michael Omer led the first performance given by the London Mozart Players combined with local Woodlands Community College, of their piece - "Fly Away Mozart - K5054" ....
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Monday 9th November 2009
Michael Omer's music to launch the new Onishenko Exhibition at the Smithfield Gallery London in November 2009

This follows the highly successful 'Sounds of Light' event at London's RIBA in May.
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Thursday 7th May 2009
Sounds of Light – Press Release
A Unique Evening of Art Set To Music

On Thursday 7 May 2009, the Florence Hall at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) was the venue for an exclusive evening event setting out to intertwine the art and music of two gifted talents. The potent and emotive oil paintings of Prague-based artist Alexandr Onishenko was accompanied by the music of London-based composer Michael Omer. These original compositions were directly inspired by the paintings themselves and written to celebrate and explore the experience of each image.
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Tuesday 3rd October 2006
Orchestra Extravaganza
Listen Up! is a partnership between the Association of British Orchestras, BBC Radio 3, Creative Partnerships and Making Music, which supports and champions the voluntary music sector.  Orchestras of all shapes and sizes, amateur to professional, are in the mix. If you can persuade them, they’ll even perform in your living room.
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Thursday 4th January 2001
British composer writes piece inspired by radio waves from the stars
By Steven C. Johnson Associated press writer - Interviewed by phone from Latvia
British composer Michael Omer has written an orchestral piece based on the buzzes, bleeps and clanging sounds that a Soviet-era telescope in Latvia makes as it receives radio waves from outer space.

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Tuesday 21st November 2000

British composer writes piece inspired by radio waves from the stars
by William Horsley, European Affairs Correspondent ©BBC News
At last I have heard the Music of the Spheres. In ancient times philosophers imagined that the music that accompanies the movement of the heavenly bodies must be transcendentally refreshing to the human soul.
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June 2000
Young Performers Remember Teacher Astronaut At Fourth Of July Barbican Concert
The Barbican Hall is the venue for an exciting and unusual Fourth of July concert at 1pm lunchtime.
The young and talented performers of the Brass Band and Chamber Choir of the junior department from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama join forces for an ambitious space-inspired work.

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