Thu Jul 21 19:00
Chamberfest 2022: First Light
Chamberfest 2022 – opening in a blaze of light! Join nine of Canada‘s finest chamber musicians in a program which evokes a bold and bright sunrise through two wondrous works for strings: Finnish pianist/composer Olli Mustonen’s Nonet no. 2, which begins like the crispness of a Finnish winter and ends like a warm spring day, and Mendelssohn’s famous Octet, which opens like the sun bursting over the horizon.
Follow this theme of sunrises, sunsets, light after darkness, and the beauty of the night, hinted programmatically throughout many concerts of the festival including our two Sunrise Concerts with Johnny Gandelsman and Julia MacLaine, and the evening with Rihab Chaieb.
- Yolanda Brunoviolin
- Min-Jeong Kohviolin
- Carissa Klopoushakviolin and viola
- Emily Kruspeviolin
- Isaac Chalkviola
- David Marksviola
- Desiree Abbeycello
- Rachel Mercercello
- Travis Harrisondouble bass
Olli Mustonen (b. 1967) | Nonet for Strings No. 2
I. Inquieto — II. Allegro Impetuoso — III. Adagio — IV. Vivacissimo
Bohdana Frolyak (b. 1968) | Dyptych for Strings
I. Proshchai, Svito… (Goodbye, world…) — II. Svitlo Tykhe (The light is quiet)
Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847) | String Octet, Op. 20
I. Allegro moderato con fuoco — II. Andante — III. Scherzo. Allegro leggierissimo — IV. Presto
Carissa Klopoushak currently performs on the beautiful Maggini model 1851 Jean Baptiste Vuillaume violin, generously on loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank.
Emily Kruspe currently performs on a 1900 Stefano Scarampella violin, generously on loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank.
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.
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.
Shows at The Record Centre will be presented by livestream and are part of your Festival Livestream Pass. Single livestream tickets will be available in July. If local COVID-19 regulations allow, there may be very limited in-person opportunities.
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.