You are browsing the archive for Summer Festival.

Borodin String Quartet to perform at Music and Beyond

3:44 pm in Festival News, Festivals in the News

Courtesy of the Ottawa Citizen

\"Borodin

[Photograph by: Thomas Muellercomp , Supplied Photo]

OTTAWA — The Borodin String Quartet will be among the star attractions at the Music and Beyond festival this summer, performing the complete string quartets of Tchaikovsky and Brahms over three evenings.

“Ottawa audiences are in for a musical treat that they will remember for years to come!” said the festival’s director, Julian Armour, in a statement.

The Borodin String Quartet was founded in 1945 in the former Soviet Union by four students at the Moscow Conservatory. It is one of the world’s most renowned and longest lasting string quartets. Although it has undergone many personnel changes throughout its existence, the quartet’s members have all been graduates of the Moscow Observatory and have preserved a unique performance tradition, focusing on the masterpieces at the very heart of the quartet repertoire.

Read more: Borodin String Quartet to perform at Music and Beyond

And the winner of today’s pair of tickets to the National Women’s Show is …

9:15 am in Industry News

Renuka Bauri! She was the lucky name drawn from those who replied that it is indeed Steve Martin playing at TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival this year with Steep Canyon Rangers.  Stay tuned for the entire line-up on April 11th . And thank you to everyone who participated this week.

Renuka please call Kimberly, Marketing and Communciations Coordinator at Ottawa Festivals to arrange pick-up of your tickets, 613.233.1085 x115

And the winner of today’s pair of tickets to the National Women’s Show is …

10:17 am in Industry News

Sarah Jayne!  Thanks for letting us know how much you love Hope Volleyball Summerfest.  And thank you to everyone who entered and shared their favourite Ottawa Festivals.  check out Facebook this afternoon around 2:30 for one last chance to win tickets.

Sarah please call Kimberly, Marketing and Communciations Coordinator at Ottawa Festivals to arrange pick-up of your tickets, 613.233.1085 x115.

Westfest’s Domicile Main Stage Moves to Bigger Space

11:46 am in Festival News, Festivals in the News, News Release

\"\"

In its eighth year running, Westfest, Westboro Village’s Festival of Music, Art and Life, is making a few changes that will ensure this year’s experience is one to remember.

This spring, from June 10-12, Westfest’s Domicile main stage will return to the eastern end of Westboro Village, at the corner of Byron and Kirkwood Avenues. The Domicile main stage will open each day of the festival at 5 pm, leaving the daytime for families to enjoy the many “On The Street” features of Westfest. As street activities wind down, the party will start on the main stage with an excellent line-up of artists performing each night.

For years, the community greenspace at the corner of Byron and Kirkwood Avenues has been left unused, waiting for an event like Westfest to bring it back to life. This space, which features a grassy hill for naturally elevated seating, was reserved for community use when the nearby Real Canadian Superstore was built. Until now, it has remained virtually unused.

Westfest Founder and Producer Elaina Martin says the new location will provide an audience area four times the size of the previous location, making the festival experience safer and more comfortable for everyone. In addition, she said the entire audience area at this year’s Domicile main stage will be fully licensed. “The new Domicile main stage space will give attendees a truly full festival experience; the comfort of having a drink while still experiencing an intimate show in a safe setting – all while also not having to peek around trees or buildings to do so!\”” Elaina said. Last year saw more than 5,000 music fans attend Westfest’s Domicile main stage area; while the audience continued to grow, the space became too small.

After a year of searching for the right candidate, a new Executive Director, Natalie Hanson, has been named to the Westboro Village BIA, leaving past executive director Elaina Martin free to focus on Westfest. This will be the second year that the festival has operated with full autonomy from the Westboro Village BIA. The Westfest team looks forward to a continued relationship with the BIA, and Ms. Hanson.

As always, there will be many ways to get to the new site of the Domicile main stage. For attendees using OC Transpo, the nearby Westboro Transitway Station is a short walk south to the stage. A secure bike park will be available, and on-street parking is available where designated on nearby streets.