The past reconsidered and the present reconfigured: That was the promise of Omega Ensemble’s second tour of the year which featured two world premieres and culminated in an outstanding performance of Max Richter’s hugely popular 2012 deep dive into Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.

Playing to a City Recital Hall audience packed out on two of its three tiers, charismatic Omega regular violinist Véronique Serret took solo honours in that work as well as New York composer Jessie Montgomery’s new piece, Concerto Grosso, which Omega co-commissioned with Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival and Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Here she was joined by the ensemble’s Artistic Director David Rowden on clarinet in a free-wheeling duet over a ripieno orchestra, with Omega’s numbers swollen to 18 musicians including harp and keyboard/synthesiser.

Omega Ensemble (David Rowden, centre) performs Re:Classical. Photo © Jay Patel

The group performed another of her works, Strum, in their Ecstatic Dances tour last year and that left many of the audience wanting to hear more of the 42-year-old composer’s works. Inspired by folk music, that piece got its title from the repeated pizzicato strumming effects of the various strings and...