SOURCE: Omega Chamber Music Ensemble

January 29, 2007 12:04 ET

The Omega Ensemble Honors Classical Music Radio Personality Robert Sherman at Valentine Benefit

Benefit Concert Held Monday, February 12th, 2007 at New York's Racquet & Tennis Club

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 29, 2007 -- The Omega Ensemble,, a non-profit chamber music group whose mission is to introduce outstanding young artists to the public, hosts a Valentine Benefit in honor of noted classical music personality Robert Sherman on Monday, February 12th, 2007 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at The Racquet & Tennis Club at 370 Park Avenue at 53rd Street.

Omega Honoree Robert Sherman is a broadcaster, writer, teacher and radio personality best known for his work at WQXR-FM Radio (96.3) and AM (1560) where he presided over the "The Listening Room" for 23 years. "The Omega Ensemble has introduced New York to many extraordinarily talented musicians," said Robert Sherman. "I am proud to be honored by an organization that is devoted to recognizing and celebrating promising young artists." Robert Sherman will serve as master of ceremonies for the Valentine Benefit.

The Valentine Benefit will include repertoire by Schubert, Schumann, Cassado, Heuberger-Kreisler, Sarasate and Edwin Finckel. Featured artists include Christina Castelli, a violinist who was named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, receiving a gold medallion from President Clinton in 1996; Denise Dejokic, a cellist from Toronto whose debut recording on Sony Classical won her an East Coast award for "Best Classical Recording of the Year"; Jean Kopperud, a clarinetist and member of Omega since 1981, who also performs with the New York New Music Ensemble, the ISCM Ensemble and is a faculty member at the Juilliard School; and Doris Konig, pianist and founding member of the Omega Ensemble.

"We are honored to recognize Robert Sherman for his unwavering dedication to and promotion of young musical talent," said Doris Konig, Artistic Director, Omega Ensemble.

For tickets to The Omega Ensemble Valentine Benefit, call Kristen Cocoman at 212.786.7348 or email Tax-deductible contributions start at $160 per ticket.

About The Omega Ensemble:.

The Omega Ensemble,, is a non-profit chamber music group founded in 1977. Omega's mission is to introduce outstanding young artists to the public. Omega is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, The Josephine Bay and C. Michael Paul Foundation, The Friars Foundation, other foundations as well as private donors.

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