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Classical Music

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 […]