Day 9 of Chamberfest was one of the strongest days yet.
The Midday Matinée saw Chamberfest Artistic Director Carissa Klopoushak, pianist Meagan Milatz, and horn player Louis-Pierre Bergeron perform Elizabeth Raum’s Pantheon and Brahms’ Horn Trio in E-flat Major at the lovely McKay United Church.
And attendees at The Record Centre were reminded that one of the best cellists working today lives right here in Ottawa. Raphael Weinroth-Browne has been exploring with electroacoustics for a while now, looping his cello to create, according to Chamberfest, “a unique musical synthesis like no other.”
The major performance of the night was the Gryphon Trio, Nordic Voices, and the mezzo-soprano Marion Newman, who performed a long program of Nordic composers, including the world premiere of Henrik Hellstenius’ My Different I’s, and a few works from Mahler and Dvorak.
Those who made it to Chamberfringe were in for a spectacular show. Cris Derksen, a Cree-Mennonite cellist from northern Alberta, led her quartet in an interdiscplinary show highlighting cello, drums, and hoop dancing.