Ottawa Chamberfest expands its 2021 lineup


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June 10, 2021 – OTTAWA – Afro-Cuban jazz. Baroque murder mystery. Guitar, harp, and string quartets.  Beethoven. Brahms. Macedonian folk music. Jazz Manouche. Newfoundland reels. Sea shanties.  

The second release of the Chamberfest 2021 lineup is packed with music and culture from around the world, including artists like Lara St. John, Simon Trpčeski, John Kofi Dapaah, Carson Becke, JUNO winners The Fretless and OKAN, and more.

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Canada’s greatest chamber artists are at the forefront at Chamberfest’s summer festival celebrating the art of the small ensemble. Ottawa’s internationally acclaimed chamber music festival takes place July 22 – August 4. 

Chamberfest’s latest series of concert announcements includes the much-loved Chamberfringe, the Beechwood Series, the newly-created Live from… Series, and a special Chamber Chats: Festival Edition, with exclusive access for passholders. The festival will  also expand its local partnerships this summer, with series at Steinway Piano Gallery  Ottawa and Wellington’s legendary Record Centre. These events add to the impressive set of Marina Kun and Bytek Signature Series concerts launched in May, which included concerts by Gryphon Trio, Isabelle Bayrakdarian, Jens Lindemann, and more. 

As the pandemic transformed our lives this past year, it also transformed how Chamberfest programmed its summer festival. Carissa Klopoushak, Chamberfest’s Artistic Director, expressed her excitement at the quality, variety, and flexibility of this summer’s programming. 

“Our hybrid model of in-person and livestream performances continues,” said Klopoushak.  “And we’ve introduced an array of new content for audiences accessing at a distance – ensuring that whether audiences join in person, from the comfort of their living rooms, or outdoors, they’ll enjoy an invigorating lineup of performers and programmes.  

“The breadth of the artistry gracing our many stages is breathtaking – there’s truly  something for everyone. The spirit of our summer festival is unstoppable!” 

The organization is currently working alongside other Ontario presenters to gain more  clarity on provincial COVID-19 health regulations and how they will impact live music  through the summer. Chamberfest is committed to doing its part to keep our community safe. 

Livestream passes are now on sale, and in-person tickets will go on sale in early July. Additional Community Engagement and Education content, including Sensory Friendly and  Bring the Kids! programming, will be announced on the website soon.

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