It's always worth catching up with Ottawa's violin phenom Kerson Leong. ARTSFILE had an opportunity to do just that before the young soloist's appearance at the Music and Beyond Festival on July 12. He'll also perform a piece written for him by John Rutter in
Down by the Ottawa River, perched atop a stony cliff, is the home of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and three summer exhibitions that span the land, history, and media.
The society is at 50 Sussex Dr., nestled between Rideau Falls and the Embassy of France.
One thing about the new Roddy Ellias opera Sleeping Rough: Puppets are at centre stage and for Noreen Young, that's just great.
Young, of course, is a well-known puppeteer, TV producer and personality, who is responsible for shows such as Under the Umbrella Tree.
The Almonte resident
A few years ago Catriona Sturton had an epiphany.
"I was in this hotel room in Fort MacMurray reading an interview about Neko Case, who I have loved for a long time. I got to play harmonica for her once at a show in Halifax. And
Instruments made by the legendary maker Stradivarius are rare and valuable. Imagine, then, playing the rarest of those instruments for four years. That's been the privilege of four young Spanish musicians who make up the string ensemble Cuarteto Qurioga.
The instruments were a gift to the Spanish
It’s been a big year for Marc Djokic. In the past 12 months, the Halifax-born, Montreal-based violinist won the $125,000 Prix Goyer career development grant, was named concertmaster of the McGill Chamber Orchestra and recorded his debut album, to be released this fall on the
To say Shannon Mercer is built for baroque music would not be overstating it.
The Ottawa born, Toronto resident has a soprano voice that is suited to the demands of the music of composers such as G.F. Handel.
"The truth is, when it comes to Baroque music,
Roddy Ellias is certainly well-known in Ottawa as a versatile musician and composer. But opera?
Yep, opera. With a twist.
The creation, called Sleeping Rough, will debut at the Music and Beyond festival in the Arts Court Theatre on July 10. It's about a homeless man named
Guylaine Lemaire just might be the epitome of the multi-tasker. She is the executive director of the Thirteen Strings chamber orchestra, the artistic director of CAMMAC, the mother of four boys and the partner of Julian Armour, the man behind the Music & Beyond festival.