Fri Jul 29 21:00
Cris Derksen Quartet
A talent with an undeniably modern sound, Cris Derksen effortlessly weaves her background in classical music, her Indigenous ancestry, and a modern electronic twist into a result that defies genres. Derksen’s quartet comprises cello, dancer, drummer, and singer for an experience that walks the line between traditional and contemporary.
- Cris Derksencello & composer
- Rebecca Benson vocals
- Stef Schneider drums
- Marie-Celine Charron hoop dancer
Experience five magnificent programs featuring spectacular vocals, impeccable skill, and collaborations between world-renowned musicians at Ottawa’s Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre.
Signature Series: supported by Bytek Volkswagen & Carling Volvo
Concerts immersed in Beechwood’s history and beauty, from its beloved sanctuary to the expansive grounds, complemented by the serene hours of the early morning.
These performances are outdoors. You will need to bring your own seating and weather protection if desired.
Sunrise Concerts are made possible with the generous support of Beechwood Cemetery.
New Music Now is a celebration of the breadth and vitality of today’s new classical culture. Explore the sonic range of today’s most creative musical minds at Chamberfest’s annual miniseries.
This series celebrates Canada’s world-class standard in chamber performance, featuring core string ensembles, solo piano, and opera amidst folk influences. Thanks to the generosity of Marina Kun (of Ottawa-based and internationally-loved Kun Shoulder Rests), these concerts take place at Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre.
Late-night concerts cross genres and art forms, pushing the boundaries of chamber music into Afro-Cuban influences, Slavic and Scandinavian folk tunes, and more.
Hosted by broadcaster Eric Friesen, Chamber Chats: Festival Edition features interactive interviews with festival musicians both online and in person.In-person attendance for Chamber Chats is available for passholders only! You will be asked to show your pass before entering this event.
The online Zoom events are free and open to the public.
Showcasing seasoned professionals and fresh faces to the scene, Chamberfest’s new series offers a refreshing midday escape at stunning local venues.
Concerts and excursions are immersed in Beechwood’s history and beauty, from its beloved sanctuary to the expansive grounds.
Many of these performances are outdoors. You may need to bring your own seating and weather protection if desired.
The Beechwood Series is made possible with the generous support of Beechwood Cemetery.
Celebrate the piano at the home of our longtime partners, Steinway Piano Gallery Ottawa.
The Steinway Series is made possible with the generous support of the Steinway Piano Gallery Ottawa.
Eclectic programming resonates against a backdrop of vinyl, vintage speakers, and reel-to-reel at legendary music destination and beloved Wellington staple, The Record Centre. Here, artists are at play: exploring and expanding their creativity in this casual space.
Seating will not be available.
This summer, our hybrid festival features a rich offering of online content broadcast live from Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre in Ottawa.
Chamberfest’s Community Engagement and Education pillar (CEE) engages community members of all ages through a diverse range of meaningful music experiences. Whether on stage, online, or on the streets, CEE changes lives through music.