Chamberfest includes in-person and online content

Canada’s greatest chamber artists are at the forefront at Chamberfest’s summer festival celebrating the art of the small ensemble. As the pandemic transformed our lives this past year, it also transformed how Chamberfest programmed its summer festival. Carissa Klopoushak, Chamberfest’s Artistic Director, expressed her excitement at the quality, variety, and flexibility of this summer’s programming. “Our hybrid model of in-person and livestream performances continues,” said Klopoushak.  “And we’ve introduced an array of new content for audiences accessing at a distance – ensuring that whether audiences join in person, from the comfort of their living rooms, or outdoors, they’ll enjoy an invigorating lineup of performers and programmes. “The breadth of the artistry gracing our many stages is breathtaking – there’s truly something for everyone. The spirit of our summer festival is unstoppable!”

This summer, the hybrid festival features a rich offering of online content, including 25+ concerts from venues across Ottawa, as well as special events exclusive to the Festival Livestream Pass like Chamber Chats: Festival Edition and the international Live From… series. With the majority of events available online, you can experience Chamberfest 2021 from your own home, and replay at your leisure until August 6.

Live from…
Festival Livestream Passholders can exclusively enjoy musical experiences – from full-length concerts to bite-sized adventures – featuring Chamberfriends in Berlin, Antwerp, New York City, North Macedonia, and London. Including Hinrich Alpers, Quatuor Danel, Rob Kapilow, Lara St. John, and Simon Trpčeski.

Chamber Chats: Festival Edition
The exclusive Chamber Chats: Festival Edition is available only to Festival Livestream Passholders. Join host Eric Friesen for interactive interviews over Zoom, featuring chats on music and more, with Chamberfest artists from around the world.

Concert Hightlights
Simon Trpčeski Live from Skopje & London Thursday, July 22 at 9:00am
For renowned classical pianist Simon Trpčeski, there are no cultural or musical boundaries. This recording, created especially for Chamberfest, will feature live solo piano music of his native Macedonia by contemporary composers Buzharovski and Shahov, and excerpts from his latest project MAKEDONISSIMO, which blends Macedonian folk music with highly virtuosic, jazz-influenced riffs and harmonies.

Hinrich Alpers Live from Berlin Sunday, July 25 at 7:00pm
Pianist and long-time festival friend Hinrich Alpers brings his hometown to us in a specially programmed and recorded recital. Brahms and Beethoven will dominate this program, which includes a performance of Beethoven symphonies in Liszt’s transcriptions, hot off the recording press!

Lara St. John Live from New York Tuesday, July 27 at 10am
Phenomenal firebrand violinist Lara St. John shares a special concert programmed and recorded live from Atterbury House, where the Canadian violinist has been hosting a successful series throughout the pandemic. The program will include solo and collaborative material highlighting female and Canadian composers.

Quatuor Danel Live from Antwerp Saturday, July 31 at 10:00am
Chamberfest favourite Quatuor Danel performs Beethoven’s Op. 18, No. 1 and Shostakovich No. 2 in a performance created especially for Chamberfest, recorded live from the string quartet’s home in Antwerp, Belgium.

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