Young to old(er), contemporary to medieval—that’s what Chamberfest-goers got to see on Day 6. The day opened with a performance in the National Arts Centre Atrium by the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, with the young flutist Arin Sarkissian taking centre-stage.
European phenoms Quatuor Danel played popular string quartets from Haydn, Shostavokich, and Beethoven at MacKay United Church. In the evening, Vancouver’s Arkora Ensemble presented an enchating program called Resounding Hildegard, which combined music from contemporary Canadian composers with the religious works of Hildegard von Bingen (1098–1179) and several other selections of medieval and Renaissance music. The night ended with Toronto’s BLISK ensemble performing at La Nouvelle Scène.