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The Chamber Players of Canada prepare for holiday cheer bringing

As I watched the Chamber Players of Canada rehearse for Saturday’s Christmas concert, I felt myself overcome by something like holiday spirit. Granted, some of my good cheer may have seeped into me, osmosis-like, from the frankly gigantic Christmas tree that towered to my left. But I think that the vast majority of it was […]

Cameron Carpenter: Not your grandmother’s organist

Cameron Carpenter is not your grandmother’s organist.  A far cry from the pious image frequently associated with the “church’s instrument”, the mohawked and diamanté styled Carpenter smashes any attempt to typecast while his virtuoso composer-performer talents dazzle the uninitiated and authorities alike. Inspired at the tender age of 4 by images of silent-movie organ-playing accompanists, […]

MacKay concert blends traditional with the seldom heard

The MacKay United Church chamber music series wrapped up its 2015-16 season with an intriguing blend of well-known classical music and seldom heard selections. In addition to the Silflay String Quartet, a mainstay of the New Edinburgh music scene, celebrated Canadian guitarist Roddy Ellias played one of his own solo compositions and joined with three […]

Mozart!

OCTOBER 2, 2017, 8PM Concert / 7:15PM Pre-concert Chat Ottawa Symphony-East! Series Harold Shenkman Hall, Shenkman Arts Centre Mozart! Martin Mangrum, Winner of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra National Concerto Competition (Horn, 2017) Kelsey Gordon, soprano Rachael Jewell, soprano Jeanine Williams, soprano Adam Kuiack, baritone Kevin Burke, bass-baritone Alain Trudel, conductor Overture, Nozze di Figaro K.492 Second Horn Concerto K.417 Arias Figaro: Non più […]

Inside the Orchestra

Inside the Orchestra Presented by: Ottawa Symphony Orchestra Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm Have you ever wondered what it is like to see into the inner workings of an orchestra? How all those violinists manage to move their bows at the same time with the same intensity? And how all the winds and […]

Dinner Salon

Ottawa Symphony Orchestra Dinner Salon The Ottawa Symphony presents an intimate evening of lavish fine dining and music at Dinner Salon. Hosted at Ottawa’s exclusive Signatures Restaurant, guests will enjoy convivial company and music by Ottawa Symphony players, a complimentary Signature’s cocktail, a unique four-course culinary experience, as well as a silent auction—all in the company of music lovers, […]

Zukerman and Beethoven / Zukerman et Beethoven

After touring the concert halls of the world, Pinchas Zukerman returns for a special guest appearance with the orchestra he led to international acclaim. First, the maestro brings Beethoven and Haydn to life with his prodigious violin technique. Then, he steps to the podium to conduct Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2, written at a time when […]

The Firebird / L’oiseau de feu

The internationally-acclaimed Enchantment Theatre Company makes its NAC debut! An enchanted tree with golden apples. An evil magician conjuring a terrible storm. A beautiful princess and her magical unicorn. See and hear the captivating Russian tale of Prince Ivan and the majestic Firebird as Stravinsky’s famous music comes to life, complete with life-sized puppets, masks […]

Storgårds Conducts Rachmaninoff / Storgårds dirige Rachmaninov

Few musicians in the world have the skill to master Dmitri Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1. The original soloist reportedly begged the composer in rehearsal: “For God’s sake Dmitri, give me eight bars of rest, so that I can wipe the sweat off my neck!” Thrill to the prowess of violin sensation Alina Ibragimova as […]

Alice Sara Ott Plays Grieg / Alice Sara Ott joue Grieg

From the concert halls of Europe to the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor has always been a hit with the crowds. An instant success when it premiered in 1869, the concerto quickly took its place in the classical music repertoire. It crossed over to rock ’n’ roll in 1961, when […]

ORKIDSTRA HOLIDAY CONCERT – VANIER HUB

Join the kids of OrKidstra for their second-ever Holiday Concert (Vanier Hub) on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 6 PM at Ottawa Technical Secondary School (485 Donald Street)! This concert will feature OrKidstra’s newest students performing a wonderful array of sing-a-long holiday favourites, classical, jazz and world music! FREE – donations welcome.

Linnebach and/et Bartók

Smetana Overture to The Bartered Bride  Bartók Violin Concerto No. 2  Dvořák Symphony No. 7 Embark on an orchestral journey to Central Europe, in this evening dedicated to three composers who brought the music of peasants to the opera houses of the world. Dvořák, the son of a Bohemian innkeeper, wove the rustic melodies of […]

Storgårds Conducts Rachmaninoff | Storgårds dirige Rachmaninov

Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 3 Few musicians in the world have the skill to master Dmitri Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1. The original soloist reportedly begged the composer in rehearsal: “For God’s sake Dmitri, give me eight bars of rest, so that I can wipe the sweat off my neck!” Thrill […]

The Firebird | L’oiseau de feu

The internationally-acclaimed Enchantment Theatre Company makes its NAC debut! An enchanted tree with golden apples. An evil magician conjuring a terrible storm. A beautiful princess and her magical unicorn. See and hear the captivating Russian tale of Prince Ivan and the majestic Firebird as Stravinsky’s famous music comes to life, complete with life-sized puppets, masks […]

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