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OSO violinist Natalie Deschesnes with one of the new 3D-printed instruments. Photo: Ottawa Symphony Orchestra (Facebook).

Live Stream: Ottawa Symphony Orchestra is first in world to premiere 3D-printed acoustic instruments—11.04.18

By Greggory Clark on November 3, 2018

Live stream begins at 12:45pm on Sunday November 4, 2018.


A first-of-its-kind concert will be held in Ottawa this weekend. The Ottawa Symphony Orchestra will have the music world’s attention during the feature event of its 3D StringTheory Project.

Their concert at Ottawa City Hall will be streaming live for anyone to see the first-ever public performance by a string ensemble playing 3D-printed acoustic instruments. To date, no acoustic 3D ensemble has featured this way.

Watch a preview in the YouTube player embedded below.

Under the direction of Maestro Alain Trudel, the 3D StringTheory concert will involve a number of firsts. In a portion of the program which is free for the public, four chamber music ensembles featuring orchestral and 3D-printed instruments will perform Bach arrangements by Maestro Trudel.

“We are very excited,” says Trudel. “This innovative concert will be a first for the city’s orchestra.”

A ticketed portion of the program has already sold out—but you can tune in to the OSO’s live stream. That includes the world premiere of an eight-woman ensemble playing acoustic, 3D-printed string instruments.

What follows is a world premiere of Singularity, an original by Canadian composer Harry Stafylakis, commissioned by the OSO. Sunday’s show will also mark the OSO’s first performance of Frank Zappa’s Naval Aviation in Art?.


The live stream will start at 12:45pm on Sunday November 4, 2018. See here for a full schedule of events.