Philip Chiu replaces Dutcher in Chamberfest concert series

Philip Chiu. Photo courtesy Chamberfest

Ottawa Chamberfest is heading into spring with seven more livestreamed concerts including one important change. The talented Canadian pianist Philip Chiu will now perform March 22 instead of Jeremy Dutcher, whose appearance has been cancelled because of travel difficulties. The fest also is offering a new way to put together a package of concerts with a flexible pass options for the remainder of the series. For more information:

Here’s the lineup: 

March 13: A program of Mozart, Braden, Britten, and Brahms performed by members of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Anna Petersen, oboe, Yosuke Kawasaki, violin, Manuela Milani, Paul Casey, viola, David Marks, viola, and Rachel Mercer, cello.  

March 22: Canadian pianist Philip Chiu performs Claude Debussy, John Burge, Amy Beach, and Franz Liszt. Chiu has performed with many leading musicians including James Ehnes, Jonathan Crow, Andrew Wan, Pascale Giguere, Raphael Wallfisch, Regis Pasquier and Alex Klein. He has recently released an album of Canadian composer John Burge’s 24 Preludes for Solo Piano.

April 6: Silvie and Bryan Cheng (Cheng2 Duo) perform the second half of their tribute on the occasion of Beethoven’s 250th birthday. 

April 19: Montreal’s Collectif9 presents Rituæls, a show that spans the centuries from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century. 

April 24: Echo Chamber  combines the intimacy of chamber music with the beauty of contemporary ballet. 

May 10: The Ironwood Quartet presents a concert of  standard and contemporary repertoire. 

May 31: Chambersphere – The annual series closes with an immersive experience designed to challenge the boundaries of the small ensemble. 

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Peter Robb began his connection with the arts community in Ottawa in the mid-1980s when he was the administrator and public relations director of the Great Canadian Theatre Company. After a long career in journalism with the Ottawa Citizen where he served in a number of different posts he returned to the arts when he became the Citizen's arts editor.