In the Community
At Chamberfest’s Adapted Concerts (formerly Sensory Friendly Concerts), artists create welcoming concerts for children and people with sensory sensitivities, on the autism spectrum, or with other considerations. Stretch breaks, visual aids, storytelling, and movable seating promote a creative and safe space to have fun with music.
Concerts in Care
In partnership with the Health Arts Society of Ontario (HASO), Chamberfest produces professional concerts to provide seniors isolated from our arts community with the experience of high-level musical performance in their own long-term care homes.
Chamberfest’s Palliative Care initiative is a partnership with the Roger Neilson House, a hospice for pediatric palliative care on the grounds of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). The program shares music with children at the House on a bi-weekly basis.
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.
A few notes:
- they are intended for kids (and guardians!) of all ages
- guardians/parents must attend to their kids
Chamberfest’s City Series brings chamber music out to our community all year long! Join us for Chamber Pints, kid-friendly Bring the Kids! concerts, and other immersive experiences held in venues across the Ottawa region, from bustling bars to community centres, and even outdoor farms. City Series programming is in partnership with local community organizations and featuring local and regional artists, all with our signature programming blend of core classical music and eclectic cross-genre experiences that push the boundaries of chamber music.