Chamberfest 2012 stars 450 artists

| June 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
Janina Fialkowska, recipient of the Governor General’s 2012 Performing Arts Award, will play Schubert and Chopin on August 4.

Janina Fialkowska, recipient of the Governor General’s 2012 Performing Arts Award, will play Schubert and Chopin on August 4.

The 19th annual Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival takes place between July 26 and August 9. This summer’s edition presents more than 450 artists and 100 concerts and events over 15 days of musical celebration in the nation’s capital.
Canadian Brass opens Ottawa Chamberfest 2012, July 26 at Dominion-Chalmers United Church, with its legendary musical theatrics: the first of several high-profile performances that include Nash Ensemble of London (July 28); Janina Fialkowska (August 4); Louis Lortie and Augustin Dumay (August 7); and France’s rock-star chambristes, Quatuor Ebène (August 9), who also display their impressive Jazz chops at an August 8 Late Night concert at Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts.

 

Award-winning Canadian actor and playwright Gordon Pinsent, shown here at the May 21 launch party for Ottawa Chamberfest 2012, makes his debut at Chamberfest this year.

Award-winning Canadian actor and playwright Gordon Pinsent, shown here at the May 21 launch party for Ottawa Chamberfest 2012, makes his debut at Chamberfest this year.

Star power abounds at Ottawa Chamberfest 2012, as iconic Canadian actor Gordon Pinsent takes the stage July 30 with James Parker, of the Juno® award-winning Gryphon Trio, to narrate The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns and Strauss’ musical treatment of Tennyson’s Enoch Arden. Also on tap is Arcade Fire bassist Richard Reed Parry (August 4), who performs his avant-garde compositions with Montreal’s Warhol Dervish, an unorthodox chamber music collective featuring some of Canada’s most interesting and creative young musicians.
Complete programming details are available at www.OttawaChamberfest.com. A 56-page festival guide is available as a digital download from the website, or in print form by calling Ottawa Chamberfest at 613-234-6306. Passes, flex plans, miniseries, and single tickets may be purchased at the Ottawa Chamberfest box office (4 Florence Street, Suite 201), online at www.OttawaChamberfest.com/tickets, or by calling 613-234-6306.

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