Wed Jul 26 21:30

Nonlinear: Steve Boudreau & Peter Hum

Chamberfest is proud to present the launch of Nonlinear, a duo debut album of original compositions by two of Ottawa’s favourite jazz pianists! Join Steve Boudreau and Peter Hum at La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins as they play a program focused on their joint efforts. Thanks to a grant from the City of Ottawa, Boudreau and Hum took to the studio last fall and the final product, Nonlinear, will be launched at Chamberfest. Expect their performance to showcase a distinctive and highly interactive approach to playing lyrical and dynamic music rich in improvisation.

Known in Ottawa for his work as a local journalist, Hum was bitten as a teen by the jazz bug in the form of music by Keith Jarrett, Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea. Hum has performed with many Canadian jazz legends and featured others in his own projects. Steve Boudreau is also an Ottawa-based pianist who specialises in jazz and popular music. A teacher for over 20 years, Boudreau has toured the United States and Canada extensively and performed as both leader and sideman at various jazz festivals. Hum and Boudreau are prolific collaborators. Both are guests on many albums and have released recordings of their own compositions; Boudreau’s latest trio album, Cherished Possessions, is receiving praise and radio play around the world.

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Signature Series

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.



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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.

Marina Kun Series

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).

Chamberfringe Series
Our late-night Chamberfringe concerts cross genres and art forms, pushing the boundaries of chamber music; offering everthing from mystical Persian music, Scandinavian folk fusion, Yiddish folk song, or a full-on Celtic kitchen party, there’s always something to check out! 

Chamber Chats: Festival Edition

Our Chamber Chats: Festival Edition features interactive interviews with festival musicians both online and in person.

Midday Matinées
Showcasing seasoned professionals and fresh faces to the scene, Chamberfest’s new series offers a refreshing midday escape at stunning local venues.
Beechwood Series

Held within Ottawa’s historic and beautiful Beechwood Cemetery, the Beechwood Series features performances that lend themselves to reflection and contemplation, both in its beloved Sacred Space and on the expansive grounds. The Beechwood Series is made possible with the generous support of Beechwood Cemetery

Bring the Kids
Chamberfest’s visiting artists give fun, family-friendly, and interactive performances that teach young people about music-making in small ensembles. Kids can experience and explore the storied world of chamber music at our summer music festival. Free admission. These performances usually take place at Ottawa City Hall and are intended for kids (and guardians!) of all ages.
The Record Centre Series

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.

Livestream Content

This summer, our festival offers a rich selection of online content broadcast live from Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre in Ottawa.

CEE: Community Engagement and Education

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.

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