Local, volunteer-run organization Girls+ Rock Ottawa has organized a Gig Planning 101 workshop in partnership with local women-powered show production organization Debaser. The workshop will take place May 27.
The magic of Harry Potter comes to Ottawa, courtesy of the Ottawa Pops Orchestra (OPO). OPO is a collective of musicians redefining the popular orchestral experience. Whether you are a Potter fan or not, their performance on May 18 achieved their goal of making music accessible and enjoyable for the entire community.
Here’s some great Canadian music to discover.
Danielle Allard is hosting a CD release party on Saturday, May 19.
Even among classic music aficionados the names Karl Goldmark, Joseph Achron and Robert Kahn would probably draw a blank stare. After hearing some of their compositions played May 6 at MacKay United Church, one could only hope to hear more of them.
Making reference to the first time they played Ottawa, Tyler Connolly mentioned Zaphod Beeblebrox. “We were the opener and maybe four people showed up, five if you count the bartender.”
Chamberfest has rounded out their 2018 program with dozens of concerts being added to the 15-day summer music festival.
In town for the second time since last fall, The Beaches have created a true fan base in Ottawa. This will definitely not be the last sold out show they perform here.
The MacKay Concert Series concludes its current season on Sunday May 6 with Hebrew Lullaby, a program of lyrical and romantic pieces for violin and piano featuring Leah Roseman and Dina Namer.
Claudia Salguero is set to perform, alongside a number of notable local musicians, for a new Latin jazz show titled MADRE TIERRA at the National Arts Centre on May 5 and 6, 2018. This show promises to be a passionate and powerful take on the subject of Mother Earth and what it means to Claudia Salguero musically, and includes original compositions.
Canadian roots and blues artist Suzie Vinnick played the National Arts Centre Fourth Stage on Thursday evening and spoke with NAC Presents Executive Director Heather Gibson for the first live “We Love Canadian Music” podcast.
BON-FIRE is happening August 17–18, 2018 at Rideau Pines Farm.
Local band Amos the Transparent is celebrating a decade as a band by releasing a new album: Anniversaries. Ten years as a band is an impressive feat, one that deserves a befitting celebration – like getting their own beer. The band is teaming up with Big Rig Brewery to release Amos Anniversaries beer.
Since 2013, Artists’ Legal Services Ottawa (ALSO) has organized several free legal information sessions annually, for artists in the national capital region, on topics from copyright to contracts, tax to labour issues. They will be hosting a conference on May 5 to provide proactive legal advice.
Protest the Hero played the first of two shows Friday night at the Brass Monkey for The Fortress 10th anniversary tour.