Ottawa Chamberfest

Coming events

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04/12/2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Following the success of their sold-out concert in 2015, The Tallis Scholars fill Dominion-Chalmers with interpretations of a cappella sacred vocal music that bear their signature supple approach and “brilliant virtuosity” (Ottawa Citizen). The chamber choir’s program is a tribute to the gorgeously detailed polyphony of Renaissance vocal music, and marks the 500th anniversary of [...]
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12/04/2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Known for his engaging interpretations, German violin virtuoso Christian Tetzlaff performs a rare solo recital. Experience the violin companion to Angela Hewitt’s Bach Odyssey as Tetzlaff performs Bach’s sonatas and partitas, including the immense D-minor Chaconne. “Is there a more physically engaged fiddle virtuoso before the public?” – Chicago Tribune Connu pour ses interprétations captivantes, [...]
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22/03/2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - “One of the world’s top orchestras” (Gramophone), Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra returns to the capital with a new program dedicated to the emotive works of Antonio Vivaldi. They are led for the first time in Ottawa by their new music director and Italian violinist Elisa Citterio, praised for her “invigorating” style by the Globe and Mail. [...]
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15/01/2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Beloved among Chamberfest festival and concert series attendees alike, the St. Lawrence String Quartet’s extraordinary dynamism has carried them through nearly 30 years as an ensemble. “Remarkable not simply for the quality of their music making, exalted as it is, but for the joy they take in the act of connection” – New Yorker Très [...]
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12/11/2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Led by artistic director and “master of perpetual movement” (Le Figaro) Thierry Pécou, Ensemble Variances calls on their French roots for an evening of music in motion arranged for small forces: violin, cello, clarinet, piano, saxophone and flute. They feature Ravel, Milhaud, Debussy’s intimately-layered Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, and Stravinsky’s narrative piece L’Histoire du [...]
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01/11/2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Leap in to a folk-punk extravaganza. Lemon Bucket Orkestra’s new album If I Had the Strength chronicles a rebel’s journey home, to the tune of Lemon Bucket’s familiar Eastern European folk inspiration. A classic journey tale, the work also carries the themes from the members’ experience of the ongoing Ukraine-Russia conflict. Toronto’s “Balkan-klezmer-gypsy-party-punk super band” launches their [...]
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23/10/2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Acclaimed for his "astounding colours" (The Guardian), pianist Sir András Schiff has stood atop the world of piano for decades as one of the greats of recent years. The conductor, lecturer, and pianist performs an elaborate and reflective program that features Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms's enchanting 7 Fantasien, Op. 116, and 8 Klavierstücke, Op. 76. [...]
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04/08/2017 @ 7:00 pm - 12:00 am - Andrew Burashko’s Art of Time Ensemble returns with a reprise of their re-imagination of the Beatles’ generation-defining album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Performed in full voice by an ensemble including Craig Northey (The Odds), Andy Maize (Skydiggers), and British pop singer Wesley Stace, Burashko’s project "chooses to rebuild magic, rather than restore it" [...]
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04/08/2017 @ 2:45 pm - 12:00 am - Visiting artists, scholars, and educators share their insights on the day’s musical offerings.
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04/08/2017 @ 1:00 pm - 12:00 am - Returning by popular demand, the Eybler Quartet digs up the works of baroque composers and breathes new life into them, playing Vanhal and Asplmayr as they were meant to be played - on period instruments and side-by-side with two recognized greats: Haydn and Beethoven. Prepare for "music that is alive, pulsing with rhythm" (Musical Toronto) [...]
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03/08/2017 @ 10:00 pm - 12:00 am - "A sad morning, every morning." Based around the emotional impact of the upheaval in Syria, Home Within is a 60-minute audiovisual performance, bringing together Syrian composer and clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and Syrian-Armenian visual artist Kevork Mourad in counterpoint. Together, their work explores the Syrian revolution and its aftermath in an abstract journey to redefine home. [...]
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03/08/2017 @ 7:00 pm - 12:00 am - A cornerstone of our festival, the Gryphon Trio has long established itself as a must-experience on our concert calendar. Their repertoire this evening includes the Ottawa premiere of a new commission from Vincent Ho, Gryphon Realms, and a performance of Brahms’s lyrical A major Quartet, featuring leading British violist Graham Oppenheimer.
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03/08/2017 @ 2:45 pm - 12:00 am - Ahead of their ground-breaking performance at tonight's Chamberfringe, clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and visual artist Kevork Mourad chat about their project, Home Within, a 60-minute audio-visual performance focusing on the emotional impact of the upheaval in Syria. Broadcaster Eric Friesen will uncover the nooks and crannies of Azmeh and Mourad's creative process, exploring a world where [...]
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03/08/2017 @ 1:00 pm - 12:00 am - Accomplished percussionist Beverley Johnston and violinist Marc Djokic come together for an inimitable partnership of percussion and violin. Strings meet marimba, vibraphone, and musical saw in a melodic, contemporary programme of specially-commissioned arrangements and compositions. There’s nothing quite like these interpretations of Telemann and Pärt - don’t miss this one.
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03/08/2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 am - Celebrate 150 years of music with Ensemble Made in Canada. Bring the Kids! events are free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome, but adults with children will be given priority admission.
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02/08/2017 @ 10:00 pm - 12:00 am - Restless wanderers and acclaimed violinists Carissa Klopoushak and Edwin Huizinga make the world their dreamscape. Tonight’s setlist is a melting pot of violin and fiddle music for every music lover, from early classical to Eastern European folk.
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02/08/2017 @ 7:00 pm - 12:00 am - Beloved for their "remarkable range of technical excellence and emotional sweep" (The Globe and Mail), the Penderecki String Quartet celebrate their 30th anniversary at Chamberfest. Tonight, they play tribute to their vast history, including a piece by their namesake, Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki, and Schumann’s prismatic String Quartet no. 3.
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02/08/2017 @ 2:45 pm - 12:00 am - To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ottawa Chamberfest, composer Rob Kapilow will be turning one of Ottawa’s most famous works of art into music, and he would like your help. It all begins with your input at this unique opening conversation, which offers the Chamberfest audience the rare opportunity to be a part of a [...]
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02/08/2017 @ 1:00 pm - 12:00 am - From 1867 to 2017, Ensemble Made In Canada celebrates 150 years of music, featuring Mahler, Witte, and the Canadian premiere of Stewart Goodyear’s Piano Quartet.
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01/08/2017 @ 10:00 pm - 12:00 am - Cris Derksen brings an energetic evening of cello, weaving her classical training together with electronics and her Aboriginal ancestry. She’s joined by master hoop dancer Nimkii Osawamick and percussionist Jesse Baird. "Electrified and covered in flecks of gold, you exit gasping for air." - Weird Canada
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01/08/2017 @ 7:00 pm - 12:00 am - Marking 25 years since the beloved Argentinian composer’s death, Astor Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires is brilliantly paired with its European inspiration, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Often staged and recorded only in fragments, Piazzolla’s epic tribute to his home country is performed with Vivaldi’s perennial classic, by Viennese virtuoso violinist Julian Rachlin and the festival [...]
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01/08/2017 @ 5:30 pm - 12:00 am - Canadian Art Song Project founders tenor Lawrence Wiliford and pianist Steven Philcox are joined by soprano Allison Angelo in a program of lyrical Canadian music.
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01/08/2017 @ 1:00 pm - 12:00 am - Dedicated to one of his first supporters, Count Ferdinand von Waldstein, Beethoven’s serene Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53, or the "Waldstein" Sonata, is considered one of his most notable sonatas. But what makes it notable? Why do its melodies touch us? Why do they invoke the peace of dawn? Rob Kapilow [...]
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01/08/2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 am - Become an auditioner, an orchestra, a chorus, or even a performer on stage with opera singer Kyra Millan and pianist Tina Faye. Bring the Kids! events are free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome, but adults with children will be given priority admission.
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31/07/2017 @ 10:00 pm - 12:00 am - Join Kyra Millan and her accomplice Tina Faye on a soprano’s exhilarating and hilarious journey from barely being able to speak in public to becoming an opera singer. Become the auditioner, orchestra, or chorus - or even share the stage with a world-class coloratura soprano.
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31/07/2017 @ 7:00 pm - 12:00 am - "With just one voice to a part, polyphonic lines are sharply etched and perfectly weighed throughout" (BBC Music Magazine). Each singer acclaimed in his own right, this pan-European a capella group is celebrated for their stylish and harmonic approach to early music. Tonight, the prolific five piece group, boasting members from Austria, Belgium, England, Germany [...]
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31/07/2017 @ 3:00 pm - 12:00 am - Explore the sonic range of today’s most creative musical minds at Chamberfest’s annual New Music Now miniseries. New Music Now is a celebration of the breadth and vitality of today’s new classical culture.
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31/07/2017 @ 1:30 pm - 12:00 am - Explore the sonic range of today’s most creative musical minds at Chamberfest’s annual New Music Now miniseries. New Music Now is a celebration of the breadth and vitality of today’s new classical culture.
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31/07/2017 @ 12:00 pm - 12:00 am - Explore the sonic range of today’s most creative musical minds at Chamberfest’s annual New Music Now miniseries. New Music Now is a celebration of the breadth and vitality of today’s new classical culture.
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30/07/2017 @ 10:00 pm - 12:00 am - The Swiss Piano Trio and clarinetist Peter Stoll explore the intimate eastern mysticism of Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s masterpiece, Scheherezade. Florian Noack’s chamber arrangement and a classical art video collage by director Arthur Spirk play off each other in a kaleidoscopic dreamworld inspired by the Arabian Nights.
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30/07/2017 @ 7:00 pm - 12:00 am - Hollywood director Stanley Kubrick brought new dimension to films such as The Shining, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and A Clockwork Orange by harnessing the depth and power of well-known classical works. Eric Friesen hosts an evening celebrating the legendary director’s musical choices, with an all-star cast including Hinrich Alpers, the Gryphon Trio, the Cecilia String [...]
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30/07/2017 @ 1:00 pm - 12:00 am - Rolling in from Parry Sound’s Festival of the Sound, clarinetist and artistic director James Campbell brings violinist and violist Gil Sharon, pianist Martin Roscoe, and the Land’s End Ensemble along for an afternoon of beautiful music making. Their performance includes expert interpretations of Bruch, Brahms, and Mozart’s intimate "Kegelstatt" Trio, as well as Allan Bell’s [...]
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30/07/2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 am - "Fierily forward-looking yet sensitive" (Gramophone), the Swiss Piano Trio is acclaimed for their emotional power and precision. Set today on the beautiful grounds of Beechwood Cemetery, their program includes Swiss composer Wettstein and Brahms’s introspective and intense Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor.
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29/07/2017 @ 10:00 pm - 12:00 am - David Braid’s music is "hauntingly beautiful" (The Globe and Mail). With compositions built to widen the palette of chamber, the JUNO-winning pianist and a top-notch string quartet paint dynamic strokes of classical-jazz revelation.
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29/07/2017 @ 7:00 pm - 12:00 am - The Cecilia String Quartet make a welcome return to our stage, joined by "highly expressive lyric tenor" (Victoria Times Colonist) Lawrence Wiliford. Together, the string quartet and tenor will give the Ottawa premiere of Marjan Mozetich’s ravishing Songs to Whitman, and the Cecilias will close the program with a pillar in the chamber music repertoire, [...]
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29/07/2017 @ 2:45 pm - 12:00 am - In anticipation of our Stanley Kubrick mash-up the following night, Jan Harlan takes us inside his work as Stanley Kubrick’s executive producer. Discover how Kubrick and Harlan integrated classical music into storylines, and created movie moments that remain among the most memorable in film history. Pianist Hinrich Alpers plays excerpts from Kubrick’s film scores.
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29/07/2017 @ 1:00 pm - 12:00 am - Hinrich Alpers returns to Chamberfest with his renowned energy and versatility in tow. Alpers’s program is entirely dedicated to French genius Maurice Ravel, whose work in the German pianist’s hands is "first-class" and "nuanced" (Calgary Herald).
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29/07/2017 @ 10:00 pm - 12:00 am - Xenia Concerts, with the Cecilia Quartet and Lawrence Wiliford, are specifically designed to be welcoming for children on the autism spectrum and their families; the concerts achieve this objective by eliminating many of the conventions associated with classical music performances including audience silence and stillness. Instead, Xenia Concerts welcome freedom of movement and conversational interaction [...]
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28/07/2017 @ 10:00 pm - 12:00 am - Meet Kishi Bashi: a one-man music machine, mixing violin loops and layered singing to build a perfect blend of classical music and contemporary pop. Tonight, he’ll perform with a little help from his friends in the Rolston String Quartet (winners of the Banff International String Quartet Competition) - La Nouvelle Scène is the place to [...]
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28/07/2017 @ 7:00 pm - 12:00 am - Recently named the fifth best choir in the world (Gramophone Magazine), the Choir of Trinity College Cambridge makes their first appearance in Ottawa in nearly 20 years. "A heavenly experience" (New York Times) with more than 600 years of history in Cambridge, England, the 35-piece choral group is known around the world for their performances [...]
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28/07/2017 @ 2:45 pm - 12:00 am - For centuries, Canadian musicians have been central to international music, their contribution evolving with our nation’s mosaic. Over three afternoons, Robert Harris recalls key Canadian moments on the world’s musical stage, and shares stories about the role of newcomers to this country in establishing Canada’s cultural institutions and music scene.
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28/07/2017 @ 1:00 pm - 12:00 am - In their own rights, trumpeter Guy Few and violinist Mark Fewer are celebrated as "buoyant" (The Globe and Mail) and "“genre-bending" (National Post) performers. The immensely gifted artists come together with pianist Stephanie Mara for a diverse program that will sweep their audience into a multi-coloured world of gypsy folk, pure classical, and bewitching jazz.
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27/07/2017 @ 10:00 pm - 12:00 am - From Leonard Cohen to Randy Newman to Ron Sexsmith, the Gryphon Trio and "commanding yet intimate" (Billboard) soprano Patricia O’Callaghan cross into the contemporary with a night of dark tales of hardship and moody nostalgia.
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27/07/2017 @ 7:00 pm - 12:00 am - With an undeniable chemistry and joy that has carried them through seven years of joint performances, the Montréal Guitare Trio (MG3) and the California Guitar Trio (CGT) return. The contrasting sounds of steel and nylon strings meet in ground breaking arrangements of progressive rock, world, jazz, and classical music that brought Chamberfest to a triumphant [...]
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27/07/2017 @ 2:45 pm - 12:00 am - For centuries, Canadian musicians have been central to international music, their contribution evolving with our nation’s mosaic. Over three afternoons, Robert Harris recalls key Canadian moments on the world’s musical stage, and shares stories about the role of newcomers to this country in establishing Canada’s cultural institutions and music scene.
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27/07/2017 @ 1:00 pm - 12:00 am - The most recent winners of the Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Rolston String Quartet offer a "musical sound treasure" (Südwest Press), performing Mozart’s dynamic "Spring" Quartet and the second of Beethoven’s three eccentric "Rasumovsky" quartets.
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27/07/2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 am - How is a fanfare made? Trumpeter Mike Fedyshyn takes a break from leading the world's brass sections to share the story of the trumpet. Bring the Kids! events are free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome, but adults with children will be given priority admission.
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26/07/2017 @ 10:00 pm - 12:00 am - Known for a percussive and improvisational style on the piano, Ottawa favourite John Stetch pushes the boundaries of classical and jazz, with "imaginative, rigorous, and truly personal takes" (Joseph Lin, Julliard String Quartet) on Chopin, Bach, and Mozart.
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26/07/2017 @ 7:00 pm - 12:00 am - The Canadian National Brass Project is true Canadiana: drawing from the first chairs of North America’s best orchestras and led by Canada’s premiere horn soloist James Sommerville, the all-star brass ensemble shines a light on Canada’s foremost composers. The project returns to Chamberfest with a programme that features well-loved classics and a new piece by [...]
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26/07/2017 @ 2:45 pm - 12:00 am - For centuries, Canadian musicians have been central to international music, their contribution evolving with our nation’s mosaic. Over three afternoons, Robert Harris recalls key Canadian moments on the world’s musical stage, and shares stories about the role of newcomers to this country in establishing Canada’s cultural institutions and music scene.
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26/07/2017 @ 1:00 pm - 12:00 am - It’s much more than the bassline. From Schumann and Bach to jazz standard "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square," Joel Quarrington, one of the world’s foremost bassists, puts the double bass’s best foot forward alongside fellow bassist Dave Young and pianists Bernie Senensky and Jamie Parker.
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26/07/2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 am - Percussion quartet Architek shares the endless possibilities of creating sound. Bring the Kids! events are free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome, but adults with children will be given priority admission.
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25/07/2017 @ 10:00 pm - 12:00 am - Four missing pages. One big mystery. After Canadian musician Theodore Molt met Ludwig van Beethoven in December 1825, the pages from Beethoven’s notebook detailing their meeting were torn out and destroyed. Betrayal? Pride? Scandal? Tom Allen makes his best guess in a programme of music, drama, history, video, and informed speculation featuring soprano Patricia O’Callaghan, [...]
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23/07/2017 @ 7:00 pm - 12:00 am - One of the world’s finest and most active quartets returns with a bold program to inspire any admirer of essential chamber music. This evening performing Haydn, Dvorák, and Beethoven’s resplendent Op. 131, the Miró Quartet’s breathtaking intensity is sure to bring our audience to their feet.
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23/07/2017 @ 5:30 pm - 12:00 am - Emerging and established artists offer free, 45-minute "snapshot" performances and discussions for those attending the evening's gala performance.
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25/07/2017 @ 1:00 pm - 12:00 am - They’ve been called Canadian chamber’s "mad percussive scientists" (The Coast). Join Architek Percussion in an exploration of the haunting sound of minimalist, “electroacoustic” music, drawing from an instrumental spectrum ranging from drums and cymbals to beer bottles and tin cans.
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24/07/2017 @ 10:00 pm - 12:00 am - Scored for chorus and five soloists performing in English, Cantonese, Ukrainian, and Hungarian, Sweat brings the audience into the heart of a contemporary sweatshop. Improvisation and percussive spoken text contrast the world of the factory floor with the dreams of the women who labour there. Plunging headfirst into the ethical conundrums of the garment trade, [...]
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24/07/2017 @ 7:00 pm - 12:00 am - Daughter of Florence and Queen of France, Catherine de Medici was undoubtedly the most powerful and controversial woman in Europe during the 16th century. A great believer in the power of artistic display to manifest her influence, she held sway over France for many tumultuous decades. Early music ensemble the Toronto Consort presents Catherine’s musical [...]
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24/07/2017 @ 2:45 pm - 12:00 am - The squeeze box. The windjammer. The Stomach Steinway. Alexander Sevastian looks into the history of his instrument of choice: the accordion. He’ll accompany the story with compositions of his own, as well as Russian folk songs with acclaimed bass Robert Pomakov.
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24/07/2017 @ 1:00 pm - 12:00 am - Berlin was a crossroad for young composers in the 1700s. These emerging virtuosos came to Germany’s capital seeking inspiration, the excitement of the royal court, and, most importantly, the mentorship of Johann Sebastian Bach. On her five-string baroque cello and joined by lauded Italian organist Lorenzo Ghielmi, Elinor Frey explores the "Sensibility (Empfindsamkeit)" - fleeting [...]
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23/07/2017 @ 10:00 pm - 12:00 am - In 2016, Danny Michel was invited by Col. Chris Hadfield for a journey through the Arctic aboard Kapitan Khlebnikov, a Russian icebreaker. Over their 18-day voyage, he wrote and recorded an entire album: Khlebnikov. Now, Michel presents his love letter to the north, his travels, and the icebreaker itself, with brass and string accompaniment written [...]
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23/07/2017 @ 7:00 pm - 12:00 am - He’s been called "a virtuoso who begins where others leave off" by the Washington Post, gifted with "the most perfect piano-playing conceivable," according to the Guardian. Renowned British pianist Stephen Hough plays a rare Canadian recital. In his Chamberfest debut, the true Renaissance man of the keys performs a treasure trove of classical piano, featuring [...]
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23/07/2017 @ 5:30 pm - 12:00 am - Emerging and established artists offer free, 45-minute "snapshot" performances and discussions for those attending the evening's gala performance.
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23/07/2017 @ 4:00 pm - 12:00 am - In a major initiative from the Royal Conservatory of Music, the New Canadian Global Music Orchestra explores and celebrates the cultural diversity and pluralism of Canada, connecting us and communicating in ways that words, politicians, and spiritual leaders cannot, and helping us to find a common language. Hailing from all corners of the globe – [...]
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23/07/2017 @ 3:00 pm - 12:00 am - Turkwaz is a unique combination of four musician/singers immersed in diverse musical traditions – from mysterious Sufi devotional love songs to rousing Thracian dance music. Each performer brings a distinct voice to the group. Maryem Hassan Tollar draws on her Arabic language heritage, Jayne Brown and Sophia Grigoriadis bring their experience with Greek music to [...]
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23/07/2017 @ 3:00 pm - 12:00 am - Montreal's SOMA String Quartet gives a free afternoon performance at the National Gallery of Canada's outdoor amphitheatre.
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23/07/2017 @ 2:00 pm - 12:00 am - Scored for chorus and five soloists performing in English, Cantonese, Ukrainian, and Hungarian, Sweat brings the audience into the heart of a contemporary sweatshop. Improvisation and percussive spoken text contrast the world of the factory floor with the dreams of the women who labour there. Plunging headfirst into the ethical conundrums of the garment trade, [...]
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23/07/2017 @ 1:00 pm - 12:00 am - Guitarist Kevin Breit, cellist Matt Brubeck, and percussionist Jesse Stewart give a free afternoon performance of improvisational jazz at the National Gallery of Canada's outdoor amphitheatre.
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23/07/2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 am - Now in its second year, Chamberfest’s Career Development Residency (CDR) invests in tomorrow’s artistic leaders by providing them with real-life entrepreneurial opportunities to program concerts and organize community outreach events. One of three participating ensembles this year, Montreal’s SOMA Quartet - equipped with two beautiful instruments from Canada Council for the Arts - begins your [...]
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22/07/2017 @ 7:30 pm - 12:00 am - For more than 50 years, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada (NYO Canada) has enjoyed a reputation as Canada’s orchestral finishing school, devoted to the discovery and training of our country’s best young classical musicians. This summer, as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations, the NYO kicks off its Edges of Canada pan-Canadian tour, performing [...]
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22/07/2017 @ 3:00 pm - 12:00 am - Emerging artists Zachary Pulak and Andrew Harris show off percussion's best in a free afternoon performance at the National Gallery of Canada's outdoor amphitheatre.
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22/07/2017 @ 1:00 pm - 12:00 am - An annual feature of Chamberfest, Rising Stars showcases Ottawa’s finest emerging talent and provides a professional performance opportunity within the context of Canada’s largest chamber music festival. A panel of visiting artists judges each young musician’s performance. The two top performers receive cash scholarships to continue their studies in music.
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22/07/2017 @ 1:00 pm - 12:00 am - Guitarist Kevin Breit, cellist Matt Brubeck, and percussionist Jesse Stewart give a free afternoon performance of improvisational jazz at the National Gallery of Canada's outdoor amphitheatre.
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12/11/2016 @ 7:30 pm - Chamberfest favourites the New Zealand String Quartet return for an evening of essential chamber music. Featuring quartets by Haydn, Farr and Rachmaninoff, the evening will close with one of the greatest chamber works of all time, Schubert’s sublime cello quintet in C major. Comptant parmi les formations les plus appréciées de Chamberfest, le Quatuor à [...]
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16/03/2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Angela Hewitt’s Bach Odyssey is nothing short of epic. It takes her across the world and home to Ottawa, performing the complete piano works of J.S. Bach in twelve recitals over four years. Her hometown concerts begin at the Chamberfest Concert Series, venturing into his Fantasias, Capriccios, and Inventions. Presented in partnership with the National [...]
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18/03/2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Angela Hewitt’s Bach Odyssey is nothing short of epic. It takes her across the world and home to Ottawa, performing the complete piano works of J.S. Bach in twelve recitals over four years. Her journey continues with a recital of his six French Suites, which are stunning in their simplicity. Presented in partnership with the [...]
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10/04/2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - One of the top sopranos in the world, Karina Gauvin transports audiences with her incredible, toned range. With “a voice like liquid gold” (Seen and Heard International), the Canadian soprano joins Les Boréades de Montréal in a programme of baroque beauty featuring the works of Henry Purcell. Figurant parmi les sopranos les plus illustres du [...]
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23/11/2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Lauded for their beautiful and polished tone, violinist extraordinaire Angèle Dubeau’s string ensemble La Pietà puts the spotlight on the musical excellence of Canadian female musicians. Tonight, they perform their very best: a diverse repertoire in 90 minutes including Antonio Vivaldi, George Enescu, Philip Glass, and genre-jumping superstar Ludovico Einaudi. Loué pour ses merveilleuses et [...]
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01/11/2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Known for their zeal for showcasing new Canadian works, Véronique Lacroix’s Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal (ECM+) champions the innovative musical mind. The ensemble’s biennial Generation contest fosters young composers at the beginning of their careers, allowing them to create music and see their work performed across Canada. This year’s tour features the work of Taylor [...]
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11/02/2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Hailed by the Washington Post as “the best two-guitar team in existence, maybe even in history,” the Brazilian guitar duo of Sérgio and Odair Assad specializes in bringing together the classics of Europe and those of Latin America. Over their nearly 40 years, the pair have set the standard of guitar performance with their incomparable [...]
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15/12/2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - World famous tenor and broadcaster Ben Heppner hosts an evening of favourite carols and stories that will warm the hearts of audiences young and old. Featuring conductor Jean Sébastien Vallée in his debut with the Ottawa Choral Society, star soprano Mireille Asselin, and an ensemble of Ottawa’s finest brass and percussion players. Presented in partnership [...]