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Juno Award nominee Blake Pouliot. Photo: Jeff Fasano.

Season Preview: Chamberfest announces their 2019–2020 Concert Series lineup

By Greggory Clark on July 21, 2019



This weekend, Ottawa Chamberfest organizers revealed their 2019–2020 concert series lineup. Outside of the annual festival, which occurs July 25 to August 8 this summer, the 12-show series runs from October to May at the Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre and National Gallery of Canada. Tickets go on sale today, July 21.

Boasting an abundance of Canadian Juno Award winners and nominees, plus a handful of international artists, a major highlight is the November 4 and March 11 concerts by Ottawa-born pianist Angela Hewitt. The internationally renowned soloist continues her Bach Odyssey, a five-year series (!) that has her performing every one of Bach’s solo piano works ever published. Hewitt embarked upon the series in 2016.

The Miró Quartet, another Chamberfest favourite, opens the 2019–2020 concert series on October 1 with a program including Mozart, Schumann and Bartók.


Miró Quartet (Oct. 1, 2019)

Pacific Baroque Orchestra with Karina Gauvin (Oct. 25, 2019)

Angela Hewitt: Bach Odyssey X (Nov. 4, 2019)

Octagon Ensemble (Nov. 24, 2019)

Tallis Scholars (Dec. 9, 2019)

Philippe Sly: Winterreise (Jan. 20, 2020)

Charles Richard-Hamelin with Apollon Musagète Quartet (Feb. 3, 2020)

Blake Pouliot (Feb. 25, 2020)

Angela Hewitt: Bach Odyssey XI (Mar. 11, 2020)

Steven Isserlis (Apr. 17, 2020)

National Youth Choir of Canada (May 12, 2020)

An Evening Curated by Yosuke Kawasaki (May 29, 2020)

Visit for the complete schedule and lineup. Ticket prices range from $16–60.