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Video of the Week: NACO Lunch Break with violinist Leah Roseman

By Apartment613 on September 23, 2020

Going back to the early days of the COVID-19 crisis in Ottawa, the National Arts Centre Orchestra started a program of “NACO Lunch Break” concerts. As a way to stay connected with musicians in isolation, the series takes you into the homes of NACO members (and guest musicians) for casual performances of their favourite works.

With a daily performance every weekday at noon since mid-March, their YouTube playlist is going to hit 100 videos this week. In this clip, we have the pleasure of listening in on violinist Leah Roseman, who chose to perform a work by the contemporary Russian composer Aleksey Igudesman.

Roseman has been a member of the NACO since 1997. She grew up in Ottawa attending NACO concerts, and enjoys organizing shows as the current Artistic Director for the Mackay Chamber Music Series.

Watch Roseman’s performance in the player below.