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Chamberfest: Dumay, Vanden Eynden partners in sublime perfection

Dominion Chalmers United Church

Friday night

French violinist Augustin Dumay is this year’s Chamberfest literal poster boy, his steely gaze and patrician forehead looming large all over the city. 393 more words


Underrated & Underplayed Part 1: Josef Suk - SYMPHONY No.2 "ASRAEL"

I want to take some time every now and then to write about the great orchestral works that never really make it into the concert hall very often… The brilliant symphonies and other compositions that, for some unknown reason, have never really managed to get a particularly firm foothold in the concert repertoire. 896 more words


Ottawa composer's premiere a breathtaking Delight

Dominion-Chalmers United Church

Reviewed Monday evening

Contemporary choral compositions have impressed me, amused me, annoyed me, and bored me. What they’ve rarely done is move me almost to tears, as did a major new work by the young Ottawa composer Nicholas Piper Monday night. 459 more words


Can't-miss concerts at this year's Chamberfest

Natasha Gauthier’s picks

Augustin Dumay
July 24 at 7 p.m. (Dominion-Chalmers United Church)
The violin sonata is on display when this French master returns to Chamberfest. 1,383 more words

Local Arts

Orchestra Musicians Head Off to Summer Camp

“At this time of year it is a common fantasy for wage slaves who slog to the office in the city: If only work could be relocated to the mountains, or the shore, or maybe a lake.” 16 more words


Berlin Philharmonic Selects Kirill Petrenko to Succeed Simon Rattle

“In choosing Mr. Petrenko, who is best known as an opera conductor, the Philharmonic’s players bypassed a number of more famous maestros and opted for a quiet, diligent musician who has won the admiration of orchestras, critics and audiences.” 17 more words