Tue Aug 2 19:00
Introducing Rihab Chaieb
Equal parts passion and precision, Tunisian-born mezzo-soprano Rihab Chaieb has captivated audiences around the world with her vocal clarity and lavish tone. With added forces from the newly minted Chamberfest Artists-in-Residence, the evening is sure to mark an exceptional festival debut for Chaieb.
Chaieb will be joined by a sextet of strings and piano, performing works befitting a hot summer’s eve including Respighi’s musical depiction of a sunset, Berlioz’s take on a summer night, and Schoenberg’s transportive Transfigured Night.
- Rihab Chaiebmezzo-soprano
- Hinrich Alperspiano
- Aaron Schwebelviolin
- Emily Kruspeviolin
- Keith Hammviola
- Carissa Klopoushakviolin
- Leana Ruttcello
- Rachel Mercercello
Ottorino Respighi (1879 – 1936) | Il tramonto (The Sunset) for voice and string quartet, P. 101
Arnold Schoenberg (1874 – 1951) | Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4
Traditional (Andalusian-Arabic), arr. Rosalie Burrell | Lamma Bada Yatathanna
Hector Berlioz (1803 – 1869), arr. David Matthews | Nuits d’été (Summer Nights), Op. 7*
II. Le spectre de la rose
III. Sur les lagunes
V. Au cimetière
VI. L’île inconnue
*This arrangement was commissioned by Christian Gerhaher.
PLEASE NOTE: Signature Series tickets are sold separately and are not Festival Pass, 3-Day Pass, or PIXSIX
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
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These performances are outdoors. You will need to bring your own seating and weather protection if desired.
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The online Zoom events are free and open to the public.
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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.
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Seating will not be available.
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