The last time Stephen Hough, widely considered one of the greatest pianists of his generation (or any generation for that matter) was in Ottawa it was in mid-winter.
"It was so cold I didn't even want to look around. I just went from the hotel to
The story of Kiviuq Returns begins in Iqaluit in the office of the Qaggiavuut! Society.
As Ellen Hamilton, the co-founder and executive director of Qaggiavuut!, says, we "wanted to invigorate the Inuit theatre community in Nunavut."
They work without a performing arts space in the territory, that's something
“From the very first pages of our art history books,” writes National Gallery director Marc Mayer on the very first page of his own new book, “we sense trouble ahead.”
The trouble comes, Mayer explains during an interview, “because of the way we priorize painting and
National Youth Orchestra of Canada: An NYO concert is always exciting because it’s a chance to hear the next generation of top Canadian orchestral musicians and soloists. Famous alumni include clarinet virtuoso James Campbell, Montreal Symphony principal viola Neal Gripp, and NACO’s own principal bass Joel
When the creative originality of Quebec choreographer Marie Chouinard meets the eccentric genius of 15th-century Netherlandish painter Hieronymus Bosch, the result is a strange, fantastic trip through humanity’s darkest nightmares and purest dreams.
Chouinard’s Garden of Earthly Delights, which debuted in Bosch’s hometown last summer, had
You may never look at a shipping container the same way after seeing Old Stock. Starring Halifax singer-songwriter-actor Ben Caplan, a luxuriantly bearded lad with a grand voice and a remarkable flair for entertaining, the music-play hybrid opens with a closed shipping container at centre
Amanda Rheaume grew up in relative privilege in Barrhaven. The Ottawa-based singer-songwriter says that, however, that comfortable life left her feeling that she didn't belong. So she turned to her Metis heritage.
"For me a lot of this has been (realized) in reflection." She says her personal
Andrew Waldron is the author of Exploring the Capital: An Architectural Guidebook to the Ottawa-Gatineau Region. He is also an architectural historian and works for Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions as a heritage conservation manager. He teaches at Carleton University's school of architecture and was a longtime employee
The dance/sound creation called Dollhouse mixes the unique talents of choreographer/dancer Bill Coleman and the sonic skills of avant-garde composer Gordon Monahan, (brother of RBC Ottawa Bluesfest's Mark Monahan and the winner of the 2013 Governor General's Award for Visual and Media Arts). In advance
Rufus Wainwright made his debut with the National Arts Centre Orchestra on Wednesday night and the effect was lush, lyrical and typically bravura.
Wainwright is the kind of artist who writes and performs with intelligence and sophistication, with savoir faire. He is also always reaching for