POSTPONED: Spring Rhapsody

Due to unavoidable circumstances, next week’s Spring Rhapsody is postponed. From the organisers: “Due to unexpected circumstances we have postponed our “Spring Rhapsody” concert originally scheduled for Saturday, April 28th. We look forward to announcing a new date soon and thank you for your patience and ongoing support !”

The Stars of Cendrillon at SOPAC

Ottawa’s own SOPAC is currently running Massenet’s Cendrillon and their website features bios of the amazing stars of the show and the creative genius behind the opera. You can read all about them here! You can buy tickets for the performances on the evenings of Thursday 15th, Saturday 17th and matinée Sunday 17th February from Eventbrite and […]

Thirteen Strings “Galant! With Elegance and Poise!” Concert

Thirteen Strings “Galant! With Elegance and Poise!” Concert One Night, Two Tickets, Three Masters = An Exceptional Valentine’s Gift The Music of Haydn, Mozart and C.P.E. Bach for your Loved One Wolf-Ferrari’s Romantic Serenade for Strings Completes the Evening Do buy the chocolates and flowers but if you’d like to try something different this Valentine’s Day, […]

Capital Chamber Choir collaborates with Ēriks Ešenvalds

CCC is honoured to be working closely with celebrated composer from Latvia, Ēriks Ešenvalds on February 28, 7:00pm! We have performed many of his works and look forward to this opportunity! You can register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-choral-encounter-with-eriks-esenvalds-in-ottawa-tickets-41474636755?aff=OrpheusOttawaWebsite

Classical music has a problem and that problem is sexual assault

This week, in the light of the revelations about assaults perpetuated by Harvey Weinstein and the denials and cover-ups that ensued from these, I read an article by Dan Kempson. In Opera’s sexual assault secret Kempson, who is a gay, married man, catalogued the instances and manner of physical assault and inappropriate communication executed by […]

Preview: Hewitt plays Whittall’s new composition – Wow!

This morning we were lucky enough to attend the rehearsal of tonight’s Lintu and Hewitt concert at the NAC. The program features Sibelius’ The Océanides as well as his second symphony, but perhaps most exciting is the world premiere of Matthew Whittall’s Nameless Seas, a  composition commissioned jointly by the NAC and PianoEspoo. Conducted by Special guest Hannu Lintu, Chief Conductor […]