Paul Halley lives in Nova Scotia's Mahone Bay these days with a sailboat at the ready.
It's a short commute to his jobs in Halifax, one leading The University of Kings College Chapel Choir and the other as the music director at The Cathedral Church
Music and Beyond is short on woman solo instrumentalists in its coveted 7:30 p.m. slots this year, and even shorter on women composers. While Chamberfest, which starts July 25, will be marking the 400th Barbara Strozzi anniversary and the Clara Schumann 200th, neither composer is
The Ottawa art community is mourning Blair Sharpe. The painter and educator died on Monday in the Bruyere hospice after a battle with acute myeloid leukemia.
The Ottawa School of Art, where Sharpe taught for some 40 years, expressed condolences in a Facebook post.
"The staff, students,
When former National Post theatre critic Robert Cushman reviewed (positively) Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt’s uber-popular 2 Pianos 4 Hands in 2011, he noted that it was the third time he’d seen the show but that he’d forgotten the extent to which the drama-cum-music-cum-comedy piece
Ottawa native Jennifer Loveless is the organist at Ottawa's Notre Dame Cathedral. Her instrument has just been refurbished and members of the community can hear it in action in four concerts this summer. The first is on July 16 as part of the Music and
Jacob Siskind, the legendary music critic of the Ottawa Citizen, was always a little tough on Brian Law.
The persistent criticism from the notoriously hard-nosed Siskind was that Law did too much. And that meant he didn't prepare things properly.
"I liked Jacob on a personal level,"
Here's how you build a band in Ottawa.
Last year, JW Jones was performing at the annual the Ottawa Boys and Girls club fundraising event called Ringside for Youth. So were Jeff Rogers and Jamie Holmes in their regular duo Beats and Keys.
As Rogers tells it,
You might know Yehonatan Berick as an upstanding member of the club of classical violinists.
After all he is soloist, a chamber musician and teacher, these days, at uOttawa. In his repertoire are such pieces as Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas, Paganini’s 24 Caprices, Ysaÿe's Six Solo Sonatas,
Matt Andersen was in a minivan in Georgia headed to South Carolina with a couple of other road warriors.
The multiple Maple Blues Award winning singer-songwriter was talking about his new album, the title of which seemed kind of appropriate for a guy from the Maritimes
At some point, every artist may choose, consciously or subconsciously, to explore or to stagnate.
There are artists in Ottawa today whose work is practically indistinguishable from what they created 10 or 15 years ago. Repeating oneself may allow an artist to make a living through