Ottawa Chamberfest Celebrates 30 Years In 2024 With Numerous Line-Up

L-R (clockwise): Angela Hewitt at Ottawa Chamberfest (Photo: Curtis Perry/Courtesy of Ottawa Chamberfest); Violinist Blake Pouliot (Photo courtesy of the artist); The Danish String Quartet (Photo courtesy of Ottawa Chamberfest)
L-R (clockwise): Angela Hewitt at Ottawa Chamberfest (Photograph: Curtis Perry/Courtesy of Ottawa Chamberfest); Violinist Blake Pouliot (Photograph courtesy of the artist); The Danish String Quartet (Photograph courtesy of Ottawa Chamberfest)

Ottawa Chamberfest returns to rejoice 30 years of bringing lovely music to the nation’s capital. This yr’s Chamberfest takes place from July 25 to August 8, and consists of mainstage headliners, together with the late night time Chamberfringe lineup, and Signature Sequence, which sees worldwide stars collaborate with rising Canadian artists.

“Chamberfest is popping 30 and we’re able to rejoice!” says Carissa Klopoushak, Creative Director of Ottawa Chamberfest in an announcement.

“Over the past three a long time, we’ve grown from a plucky upstart right into a trailblazing chief in our area, due in no small half to the numerous artists and patrons who’ve championed our trigger since day one.”

Chamberfest: At A Look

“This summer season, we’ve put collectively an inspiring lineup of native, Canadian, and worldwide giants to rejoice this milestone, that includes many returning Chamberfriends and the subsequent technology of artists we’re championing — a present you’ll see working all through the pageant.

“We now have been constructing towards this pageant for many years, and our viewers grows annually.” says Klopoushak.

Signature Sequence

Signature Sequence live shows happen at 7 p.m. at Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre

Artwork of Time Ensemble: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Membership Band (July 25)

The Artwork of Time Ensemble shall be making their remaining Ottawa look to reimagine the long-lasting Beatles album, that includes the voices of Steven Web page, Chris Murphy, Andy Maize, and Ottawa’s Jeremy Fisher.

Canadian Brass: All You Want is Love (July 28)

Ashley Corridor-Tighe (trumpet) is the brand new addition to worldwide favourites the Canadian Brass, and solely the second-ever lady to hitch the ensemble. They’ll play a crowd-pleasing program of classical and pop faves.

Two Pianos, Two “Hams”: Marc-André Hamelin & Charles Richard-Hamelin (July 30)

Canada is house to 2 piano legends with the identical final title, and who’re really unrelated. Marc-André Hamelin and Charles Richard-Hamelin come collectively for a Chamberfest first to carry out Mozart, Chopin, C.P.E. Bach, Medtner, Chaminade, and Gershwin.

Angela Hewitt and the Chamberfest Anniversary Orchestra: Mozart & Brahms (August 3)

The pleasure of Ottawa returns to Chamberfest to carry out a carry out of Mozart and Brahms with the Chamberfest Anniversary Orchestra and younger Canadian pianist Carter Johnson. Hewitt is within the midst of her monumental Mozart Full Piano Concertos mission, which can proceed till 2026.

Cheng2Duo with James Campbell: Kindred Spirits (August 7)

Siblings Bryan and Silvie Cheng carry out a program of their favorite composers, together with Ottawa’s JUNO-nominated Dinuk Wijeratne, Sibelius, Grieg, and Sulkhan Tsintsadze. Clarinetist James Campbell joins the duo for Bruch’s Eight Items for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano.

Cheng2 Duo (Photo: Andrej Grilc)
Cheng2 Duo (Photograph: Andrej Grilc)

Marina Kun Sequence

The Marina Kun Sequence options gifted Canadian and worldwide artists in efficiency at Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre,. This yr’s theme revolves across the ideas and realities of migration, gender, transformation, and the strain between previous and current.

Brooklyn Rider & Soprano Ariadne Greif: Chalk and Soot (July 26)

Brooklyn Rider returns pay homage to their namesake, “Der Blaue Reiter,” with a program that features 4 newly commissioned works and the music cycle Chalk and Soot. The group can even current Schoenberg’s Second String Quartet, that includes American soprano Ariadne Greif.

Ottawa Bach Choir: Flights of Angels (July 27)

The JUNO Award-winning Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) performs Bach, Bruckner, Isabella Leonarda, Clara Schumann, Monteverdi, Purcell, Pärt, and Taverner.

Gryphon Trio: Breathe (July 29)

The trio will carry out the work of latest American composers Reena Esmail and Paul Wiancko, paired with Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in D Minor.

Blake Pouliot & Mendelssohn’s Octet (July 31)

Toronto-born violinist Blake Pouliot performs with piano virtuoso David Jalbert within the first half, after which with the Ironwood Quartet and different musical associates for Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings.

Emily D’Angelo & Sophia Munoz in Recital (August 1)

Multi-award-winning mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo is joined by wanted collaborator pianist Sophia Munoz in a program to be introduced, recent from their debut at Carnegie Corridor.

Danish String Quartet with Johannes Rostamo: Schubert & Adès (August 2)

The famend Danish String Quartet return for the fourth and remaining instalment of their Doppelgänger mission, through which they pair a Schubert work with a brand-new fee. This summer season, together with Finnish cellist Johannes Rostamo, they carry out Schubert’s String Quintet alongside its doppelgänger Wreath for Franz Schubert by British composer Thomas Adès.

Allison Au & Migrations Ensemble (August 4)

The Toronto-based award-winning saxophonist, composer, arranger, and singer performs her JUNO-nominated album Migrations, impressed her household historical past of immigration to Canada, in its entirety.

Operatic Fluidity: Handel Arias with Arion Baroque (August 5)

The Arion Baroque Orchestra performs a program exploring the ‘Operatic Fluidity’ of gender via a few of Handel’s most lovely arias. It’s historic reality that Handel wrote the arias to be carried out by castrati. Arion reveals new sides to Handel’s characters as Amelia Keenan, contralto, and countertenor Ian Sabourin carry out roles of the other gender.

Echo Chamber: A World Reworked (August 6)

“A World Reworked” shares the story of Matthew Shepard, a younger man from Laramie, Wyoming who was killed due to his sexuality in an immersive Echo Chamber efficiency that mixes music and dance.

Chamberfest’s thirtieth Anniversary Celebration: Ironwood Quartet, Philip Chiu, Radia (August 8)

Chamberfest winds down with a thirtieth birthday celebration that features the world premiere of Kevin Lau’s Music of the Quaking Aspens, commissioned by Chamberfest, together with Dvorak’s Piano Quintet in A serious.

L: Composer, cellist Cris Derkson & Rebecca Benson; R: singer The Arion Baroque Orchestra (Photo: Martin Girard)
L: Composer, cellist Cris Derkson & Rebecca Benson; R: singer The Arion Baroque Orchestra (Photograph: Martin Girard)


Chamberfringe is a late-night collection that begins at 9:30 p.m. in quite a lot of various venues.

  • Moskitto Bar mixes up Ukrainian, Balkan, Iraqi Center-Jap, and French Celtic music (July 26, La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins)
  • Vocalist, dancer, and choreographer Tamar Ilana fronts Ventanas in performances of Sephardic and Balkan music and dance in 20 languages (July 27, The Gladstone)
  • Eclectic JUNO Award-winning supergroup string quartet The Fretless with particular visitor singer Winnipeg-based singer-songwriter Madeleine Roger (July 28, The Gladstone)
  • Native Synth composer Nick Schofield’s recreates his newest launch Ambient Ensemble, utilizing tape-slowed piano components layered with synthesizers with Ottawa’ musicians Philippe Charbonneau, Mika Posen (Merganzer), and Yolande Laroche (Orchidae)(August 1, Membership SAW)
  • JUNO-nominated Cree cellist Cris Derksen performs solo and quartet works with drum machines and loop pedals, Powow singers, hoop dancers, and cello, with singer Rebecca Benson, and associates (August 2, Membership SAW)
  • Toronto’s Moneka Arabic Jazz performs Maqam-influenced melodies and African grooves, led by Ahmed Moneka, whose music and storytelling contact on his experiences as an Afro-Iraqi refugee (August 3, The Gladstone)
  • Montreal’-based Kleztory have carved out a global fame for progressive preparations of conventional music from Jap European shtetlech—small Jap European villages or “ghettos” in Yiddish (August 4, The Gladstone)
  • Ottawa-based cellist and composer Raphael Weinroth-Browne is thought for virtuosic taking part in and improvisation on stage and within the studio, combining classical coaching along with his love for progressive metallic and Center Jap music (August 5, The Gladstone)

Discover extra particulars about Ottawa Chamberfest, and tickets, [HERE].

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