Pianist John Kofi Dapaah, violinist Johnny Gandelsman, and the NAC Orchestra highlighted Day 2 of Chamberfest in Ottawa.
National Arts Centre Orchestra
Welcome to the weekend folks! Hopefully you’ve recovered from Bluesfest because we’ve got a jam packed weekend up ahead!
Chamberfest returns to Ottawa with another incredible lineup for their 2022 summer season.
Alright friends, we’re still very early in summer but numbers are creeping up again for COVID-19 cases, so please take precautions while you enjoy your activities, so we can keep this going. There are plenty of shows, events, festivals and activities, but we’d like for things to continue and to avoid lockdowns and such… so let’s all mask up when indoors or in crowds and we can make up for the past two summers of postponements and pauses!
Pops Conductor Jack Everly returns to the NAC Orchestra after two years for a night of showtunes from two of the best songwriters of the twentieth century: Lerner and Loewe.
This particular rendition of the play is an all-Canadian version of the classic story where Clara is not only joined by the Prince, the Mouse King, and the Sugar Plum Fairy; there are also Mounties, hockey games with snowball fights, and of course, Filbert the Bear.
In case you missed it live, visit nac-cna.ca to watch the concert on-demand.
Whatever the weather may hold, your vaccine status may be, or your comfort level with the people-ly-ness of events, the nation’s capital has got a selection of food, tunes, arts, culture and activities for you this weekend!
A few suggestions for your weekend.
This week in the Future of Ottawa series, we’re taking a deep dive into four of Ottawa’s most unique music communities—what they’re like now and where things are heading. Read on for a guest post from Carissa Klopoushak on the future of classical music in Ottawa.
We’ve come a long way since our Weekend Roundup: social distancing edition was published around this time last year. This weekend, let’s focus on the positives… there’s a lot!
Well it’s not quite December, but we’re firmly into holiday events. With so many of our favourite annual events online, it’s easier than ever to take them all in.
With a daily performance every weekday at noon the NACO Lunch Break playlist is going to hit one hundred videos this week.
Interview: New NAC Orchestra managing director Arna Einarsdóttir talks about why she’s so excited to work at the new and improved NAC
It’s like when you take a plant from a small pot and put it into a bigger one, and it spreads its leaves and it blossoms and it’s just so beautiful. I feel like this is exactly what’s happening with the NAC and with the orchestra as well.
We’re dashing right along towards the holidays and there’s no time like the present to get outside and enjoy the sights and sounds! From holiday markets to Christmas lights to decorated window displays, there’s sure to be something to put you in a festive mood.