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Ottawa Chamberfest Returns With Numerous & Ingenious Take On Chamber Music

Ottawa Chamberfest Returns With Numerous & Ingenious Take On Chamber Music


L-R (top to bottom): Gryphon Trio; Angela Hewitt; Wallis Giunta; James Ehnes; Sarah Slean (Photos courtesy of Ottawa Chamberfest)
L-R (high to backside): Gryphon Trio; Angela Hewitt; Wallis Giunta; James Ehnes; Sarah Slean (Photographs courtesy of Ottawa Chamberfest)

Ottawa Chamberfest is again to deliver enchanting, entertaining and thought-provoking artists to the nation’s capital from July 20 to August 3, 2023.

The road-up consists of native artists and competition favourites, together with acknowledged masters, and rising Canadian and worldwide stars. Right here’s a take a look at a number of the particulars.

The Concert events

Signature Sequence

These live shows characteristic large-scale collaborations between world-renowned musicians.

James Ehnes & NACO: Bach Concerti (Thursday, July 20)

The Grammy Award-winning violinist and longtime buddy of the Fest opens Chamberfest in a program of Bach’s violin concertos, with fellow soloists together with Luc Beauséjour (harpsichord), Joanna G’froerer (flute), and Chip Hamann (oboe), together with the Nationwide Arts Centre Orchestra underneath Alexander Shelley.

Sarah Slean & Ironwood Quartet (Sunday, July 23)

four-time JUNO- and two-time GEMINI-nominated artist and composer Sarah Slean is joined by the Ironwood Quartet (violinists Jessica Linnebach and Emily Kruspe, cellist Rachel Mercer, and Chamberfest’s Inventive Director and violinist/violist Carissa Klopoushak) in a live performance of Sarah’s unique compositions, together with the world premiere of three new works for voice, piano, and string quartet.

Gryphon Trio @30 (Thursday, July 27)

The famend trio celebrates 30 years of music with a program that features alternatives taken from Haydn’s Trio in C main, Dvorak’s well-known Dumky Trio, and Ukrainian composer Skoryk’s Melody, together with work by Ottawa’s Kelly-Marie Murphy and Robert Rival, the latter in an Ottawa premiere. This system additionally consists of Schubert’s intimate but towering Trio in B-flat Main.

Wallis Giunta & Mates (Friday, July 28)

Wallis Giunta is a real worldwide famous person with Ottawa roots. The celebrated mezzo will carry out a program of Maurice Ravel’s Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé to Leonard Bernstein to Luciano Berio’s people music preparations, with stops at Chausson and Mazzoli alongside the best way. Pianist Hinrigh Alpers provides his interpretations to the combination, together with the Chamberfest Ensemble.

Angela Hewitt: Bach & Mozart Extravaganza! (Monday, July 31)

Ottawa’s personal Angela Hewitt returns to Chamberfest to carry out with Chamberfest Artists-in-Residence and the Chamberfest Competition Orchestra. They’ll be taking part in Mozart’s Woodwind Quintet, and Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, alongwith Mozart’s Concerto for Three Pianos. Hewitt will likely be joined by Silvie Cheng and Katherine Dowling for the latter masterpiece.

New Music Now

This miniseries options live shows that remember new works and modern classical tradition.

HATCH (Saturday, July 22)

Continuum Up to date Music gives the HATCH summer-intensive mentorship program for early-career composers, and this system will embody new compositions written and carried out by the younger artists.

Throwbacks (Wednesday, July 26)

From the primary interval designated “New Music”, the early 1930, the live performance options music by Viennese composers Arnold Schonberg and Anton Webern, together with the not often heard Suite, Op. 29 by Arnold Schoenberg, written for 3 clarinets, violin, viola, cello, and piano.

Mashup (Saturday, July 29)

A program spotlighting twenty first century works for strings, experiments for harp and electronics, and new works commissioned by Chamberfest, together with Marie Claire Saindon’s Ferme les Yeux, carried out by Chamberfest Artist in Residence Nadia Sirota and others.

Marina Kun Sequence

Supported by Marina Kun (of the Kun Shoulder Relaxation), this collection showcases one of the best of chamber music right this moment.

  • Introducing Isidore String Quartet (Friday, July 21)
  • Hinrich Alpers: The Late Beethoven Piano Sonatas I (Saturday, July 22)
  • Canadian Nationwide Brass Venture (Monday, July 24)
  • Mark Fewer, Jeanie Chung, & Thalea String Quartet (Tuesday, July 25)
  • Hinrich Alpers: The Late Beethoven Piano Sonatas II (Wednesday, July 26)
  • Soirée Baroque with Chloe Kim, Melisande McNabney, Cameron Crozman & Michel Angers (Saturday, July 29)
  • Lafayette Quartet’s Remaining Bow, that includes James Campbell (Sunday, July 30)
  • CANTUS: My Journey Yours (Tuesday, August 1)
  • Introducing Viano Quartet (Wednesday, August 2)

Noon Matinées

These midday hour and early afternoon live shows happen at quite a lot of Ottawa venues.

  • Meghan Lindsay & Carson Becke (Friday, July 21 at 12 p.m.)
  • Introducing Ensemble Obiora (Saturday, July 22 at 12 p.m.)
  • Introducing Ukrainian pianist Illia Ovcharenko (Sunday, July 23 at 2 p.m.)
  • Duo Concertante: Sense of a Lady (Monday, July 24 at 12 p.m.)
  • House Time Continuo: Pachelbel’s Fugues (Tuesday, July 25 at 12 p.m.)
  • J.S. Bach’s Lengthy Stroll within the Snow: Tom Allen & Mates (Wednesday, July 26 at 12 p.m.)
  • Constantinople: Da Vinci’s Bridge (Thursday, July 27 at 12 p.m.)
  • Presenting Trio INK (Friday, July 28 at 12 p.m.)
  • Parting Wild Horse’s Mane: Ironwood Quartet with Tai Chi types (Saturday, July 29 at 12 p.m.)
  • Salon Live performance that includes Chamberfest Artists-in-Residence (Wednesday, August 2 at 12 p.m.)
  • Katherine Dowling: The Elegy Venture (Wednesday, August 2 at 12 p.m.)
  • Wanderlust: Lara Deutsch & Adam Cicchillitti (Thursday, August 3 at 12 p.m.)


These live shows happen in Beechwood Cemetery, within the Sacred House of its lovely historic grounds.

Beth Silver & Jenna Richards: The Final of the Romantics (Sunday, July 23)

Beth Silver (cello) and Jenna Richards (piano) are Chamberfest regulars who push the boundaries of chamber music. The Final of the Romantics focuses on music that has melancholic, sensuous and ethereal moods, from Boulanger to Chopin to Villa-Lobos, with conventional Klezmer tunes within the combine.

Guitarist Jason Vieaux (Sunday, July 30)

Grammy-winning artist Jason Vieaux takes the classical guitar to new heights, and has acquired worldwide popularity of his performances.

Different Competition Goodies

Together with the live performance collection, Chamberfest gives audiences

  • Chamber Chats: The Competition Version options interactive interviews with musicians on-line and in individual.
  • Convey the Youngsters: free live shows at Metropolis Corridor that can train the youthful set as they entertain.
  • The Document Centre Sequence: an off-the-cuff house the place artists can experiment and work together (observe that no seating is on the market).
  • Livestream live shows from the Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre in Ottawa.

The ultimate evening’s live performance (a part of the Marina Kun collection) gives Toronto’s punk Slavic dance band the Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Montreal-based classical pianist Philip Chiu, cellist Bryan Cheng, and Ukrainian people noir duo Balaklava Blues.

Tickets and extra info [HERE].


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