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 […]

The Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) presents Jesu, meine Freude

The Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) presents the final concert of the choir’s season of magnificent choral works: Jesu, meine Freude, Saturday, May 6th, 2017, 8:00PM, at St. Matthew’s Church, 130 Glebe Avenue, Ottawa. “We are looking forward to an evening of rarely performed choral music in a beautiful setting” says Founder and Artistic Director Lisette Canton. […]

TOSCA opens tonight!

Opera lovers are in for a real treat as Ottawa’s Pellegrini Opera prepares for its presentation of Puccini’s TOSCA. The fully staged and costumed opera with chamber ensemble will be performed on March 10 and 11 at 7:30 pm at Dominion-Chalmers United Church (355 Cooper Street, Ottawa). True to its origins, TOSCA will be sung […]