In this grim year, we are all getting a lesson in sorrow from the loss of our freedoms and the loss of loved ones. We are mourning almost 9,200 souls taken by the COVID-19 plague.
Yes we are learning much about grief.
Into this black and white
You'd think Carissa Klopoushak had enough on her plate.
She's a violinist with the NAC Orchestra. She's a co-funder of the Ironwood Quartet. She started and remains the artistic director of a music festival in her hometown of Saskatoon, COVID notwithstanding. She's part of the team
The COVID clouds are parting and Ottawa Chamberfest is set to shine some musical light on the fall season.
Traditionally Chamberfest would be packing in audiences for a slew of concerts in the Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre this fall and winter. Not this year, except for
After 13 years as artistic director of the Ottawa Chamber Music Society (OCMS), Roman Borys will step down from his post on Aug. 14.
He will be replaced by the first woman to hold the position — the multi-talented musician and administrator, Carissa Klopoushak, who is
Wherever Dame Evelyn Glennie goes she picks up things with an eye to making music with them.
"At the moment," she said in an interview earlier this year with ARTSFILE, "I am collecting bottle tops and plastic tops
When Bronwyn Steinberg launched TACTICS in 2013, she was responding to what she saw as a critical deficit in Ottawa’s independent theatre community: Insufficient opportunities for artists who had passed the “emerging” phase but whose work wasn’t always ready for the city’s bigger venues.
The annual Kiwanis Music Festival will be postponed until May as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The festival's board made the decision after an emergency meeting Friday night.
The festival will now run from May 2 to 30. This may change as the situation
If Donald Trump ever bans flights from the U.K. to the U.S., Jessica Cottis could consider getting there on her own. She's training to fly R44 helicopters and while it would involve many stops, such a flight is possible. But improbable.
All kidding aside, sadly she
Ottawa singer-songwriter Lynne Hanson tours Europe a lot. She has fans there and has built up an important set of contacts in the U.K. and on the continent.
She is now scrambling, with her band, to get home from Holland after the cancellation of six concerts.
It seemed appropriate that Daisy, Sean Devine’s politically charged drama rooted in the American election of 1964, opened at the Great Canadian Theatre Company on the day that the potential implications of the coronavirus really seemed to take hold here.
The company announced Friday afternoon that