Mon Jul 24 19:00
Canadian National Brass Project
The Canadian National Brass Project is true Canadiana. Drawing from the title chairs of fifteen North American orchestras and under the artistic leadership of Canada’s premiere horn soloist James Sommerville, this special collaboration shines a light on Canada’s foremost players and composers. The project returns to Chamberfest with a cleverly curated program bolstered by impeccable technique. Featuring both humorous and powerful interpretations of well-loved classics, work by contemporary composers, and some choral music reimagined for horns, the performance includes Canadian composer Nicole Lizée’s skittishly evocative How to Fake Your Own Death (2015) and Canadian Kevin Lau’s cinematically adventurous CAGE (2016). Like a playfully energizing wind, this all-star brass ensemble promises to deliver a lively and refreshing blast of a concert!
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Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901): Nabucco: Overture
Richard Wagner (1813–1883): “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral” from Lohengrin
Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943): O Magnum Mysterium
Nicole Lizée (b. 1973): How to Fake Your Own Death
Kevin Lau (b. 1982): CAGE
Joan Tower (b. 1938): Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman III
Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978): Sanctus
Giovanni Gabrieli (1557–1612): Sancta Maria
Thomas Tallis (1505–1585): O nata lux de lumine
Anton Bruckner (1824–1896): Locus Iste
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893): 1812 OvertureBuy Passes
Experience five spectacular programs on our Signature Series, featuring large-scale collaborations between world-renowned musicians at Ottawa’s Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre. The 2023 Signature Series is generously sponsored by Bytek Volkswagen & Carling Volvo.
This series celebrates Canada’s world-class standard in chamber performance, featuring core string ensembles, solo piano, brass and vocal ensembles, and more! Taking place at Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre, these concerts are generously supported by Marina Kun (of Ottawa-based and internationally loved Kun Shoulder Rests).