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Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà, Ludovico Einaudi: Portrait (YouTube)

Two concerts for film buffs this week

By Greggory Clark on November 23, 2016

Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà. One of Canada’s best-selling violinists with La Pietà string & piano ensemble. Dubeau doesn’t write set lists, so anything goes. However we know the ensemble has eclectic compositions from film, TV, and other media in rep, including music from the films Amélie and Star Wars, iconic themes from Downton Abbey and Game of Thrones, and the work of video game composer Maxime Goulet.

7:30pm, Wednesday November 23 at Dominion-Chalmers United Church (355 Cooper). Visit www.chamberfest.com for details. Tickets $30–49 available by phone 613-234-6306 or at the door. 

 


Philip Glass himself will visit Ottawa to receive the 11th Glenn Gould Prize at a night in his honour. The NAC Orchestra and guest conductor Dennis Russell Davies are there to celebrate the iconic American composer in a special concert of his minimalist music. Glass has composed for more than 100 films, as well as operas, symphonies, musical theatre, concertos, chamber music, and solo works.

8pm, Saturday November 26 at the National Arts Centre (53 Elgin). Tickets $42 available online at www.nac-cna.ca and at the box office. $15 Live Rush tickets (for anyone age 13–29) and student discounts are advertised.

 


Bonus pick: Next month the NAC Orchestra will perform The Music of Star Wars, hosted by George Lucas-approved Canadian actor Charlie Ross. Ross is world famous for his One Man Star Wars Trilogy, a solo show which started on the Fringe Festival circuit in 2001 and has been performed over 4,000 times since then. Ross claims to have seen the original trilogy over 400 times.

8pm, December 8–10 at the National Arts Centre (53 Elgin). Tickets $25–104 available online at www.nac-cna.ca and at the box office. $15 Live Rush tickets (for anyone age 13–29) and student discounts are advertised.

 

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