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Classical Music

Orava Quartet I / Quatuor Orava I

An Ottawa first! The Orava Quartet, founded in 2007 by brothers Daniel Kowalik (violin) and Karol Kowalik (cello), Thomas Chawner (viola), and joined in 2011 by David Dalseno (violin), is one of the most exciting string quartets of its generation. Known for their passionate and engaging performances, they have been hailed by The Australian as, […]

Bennewitz String Quartet I

Winners of the 2019 Classic Prague Award for the Best Chamber Music Performance of the year! “Only very rarely does one experience such skillfully crafted and powerful harmonies… Great art.” – Allgemeine Zeitung This is a concert you don’t want to miss! Program: J.S. Bach – The Art of Fugue (excerpts) / L’Art de la […]

Carmina Burana : Carl Orff

Earthy and muscular, lyrical and cynical, Orff’s towering choral masterpiece mines the depths of the human psyche with settings of 13th century poems that cover everything you wouldn’t expect to find in a monastery! Arranged with a contemporary twist for two concert grand pianos and an electrifying percussion array. ARTISTS CAITLIN WOOD, soprano JOHN MAC […]

Sound Stories – A Creative Concert for Children

With “Sound Stories” violist Kathryn Cobbler and violinist Mika Posen will take children on a live musical adventure. Weaving melodies, rhythms, sounds, and electronic effects into stories, this concert will allow audiences to join in the music-making experience through interactive activities. Following the performances, there will be a ‘string petting zoo’ allowing concert-goers to try […]

Emerging Artist Series: Baritone James Coole-Stevenson

This is a unique series at the Alpha Art Gallery in the Byward Market. Young emerging talents, often from Ottawa university music programs, have the opportunity to showcase their talents in a beautiful setting. This is James Coole- Stevenson. “James Coole-Stevenson, baritone, is pursuing a double major in vocal performance and computer science at the […]

MacKay concert blends traditional with the seldom heard

The MacKay United Church chamber music series wrapped up its 2015-16 season with an intriguing blend of well-known classical music and seldom heard selections. In addition to the Silflay String Quartet, a mainstay of the New Edinburgh music scene, celebrated Canadian guitarist Roddy Ellias played one of his own solo compositions and joined with three […]

Cameron Carpenter: Not your grandmother’s organist

Cameron Carpenter is not your grandmother’s organist.  A far cry from the pious image frequently associated with the “church’s instrument”, the mohawked and diamanté styled Carpenter smashes any attempt to typecast while his virtuoso composer-performer talents dazzle the uninitiated and authorities alike. Inspired at the tender age of 4 by images of silent-movie organ-playing accompanists, […]

The Chamber Players of Canada prepare for holiday cheer bringing

As I watched the Chamber Players of Canada rehearse for Saturday’s Christmas concert, I felt myself overcome by something like holiday spirit. Granted, some of my good cheer may have seeped into me, osmosis-like, from the frankly gigantic Christmas tree that towered to my left. But I think that the vast majority of it was […]