Ottawa Chamberfest presents

Echo Chamber

Broadcast from Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre

Music and dance intertwine in a dramatic collaboration that merges the intimacy of chamber music with the physical beauty of contemporary ballet.

Aaron Schwebel, violin

Canadian violinist Aaron Schwebel has performed throughout the world as a chamber and orchestral musician. His warm, charismatic musical personality and versatility as a performer have led him to pursue a variety of roles and collaborations, with a particular love for chamber music.

A native Torontonian, Aaron holds the positions of Associate Concertmaster with the Canadian Opera Company and Concermaster with the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra. In the past, Aaron has performed as guest concertmaster with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, and Orchestra London. Aaron works regularly as an extra with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the National Arts Centre Orchestra.

Aaron did his studies at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music and Indiana University. Teachers include Jonathan Crow, Yaela Hertz, Mauricio Fuks, and Andre Roy. Upon graduation from McGill, Aaron was awarded the Schulich School of Music’s Golden Violin Award.

During his studies at McGill, Aaron co-founded Chamber Music Without Borders (co-director 2008-2010), a student-run outreach initiative that presents concerts, workshops, and other musical events in the Montreal community.

Aaron Schwebel is the force behind Echo Chamber, the creator of this immersive experience that seamlessly merges chamber music and contemporary dance. I’ve known Aaron since we were both students at McGill in Jonathan Crow’s studio. He’s a brilliant musician, wonderful violinist, and just such a creative and community-minded individual. I couldn’t be more thrilled to share this unique experience with Chamberfest audiences! – Carissa Klopoushak, Interim Artistic Director

Carissa Klopoushak, violin
Robert Stephen, choreographer, dancer
Derek Piquette, dancer
Kelly Shaw, dancer

Leclair: Sonata for two violins in E minor, Op. 3, no. 5
Ysaÿe: Sonata for Solo Violin, Op. 27, No. 2 “Jacques Thibaud”
I. Obsession (Prelude: Poco vivace)
Saariaho: “Nocturne” for Solo Violin
Bach: Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004
V. Chaconne

Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm

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