Angela Hewitt crosses the midway mark of her epic Bach Odyssey

Seventh Chamberfest/NACO co-presentation on Oct. 18 to feature Hewitt’s acclaimed interpretation of Book II of the Well-Tempered Clavier

Angela Hewitt returns next week to the Chamberfest Concert Series to kick off the second half of her Bach Odyssey. In one of her most celebrated interpretations, Hewitt will perform the entire second book of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier in a marathon three-hour concert.

Her recital of part 8 will take place in January, also at Dominion-Chalmers, and include the Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor – considered to be among Bach’s greatest masterpieces.

In her only Canadian performances of a 12-part series, whose other presenters include London’s Wigmore Hall and New York City’s Kaufmann Concert Hall, Hewitt is in the process of performing every piece the ubiquitous German composer produced for the keys – from the most familiar to the sometimes forgotten.

Angela Hewitt: Bach Odyssey VII is part of the 2018-19 Chamberfest Concert Series, and presented in partnership with the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Tickets are available online at, by phone at 613-234-6306, or in person at 4 Florence St., Suite 201.

7:30 p.m., Thurs. Oct. 18

355 Cooper St. (O’Connor and Cooper)

Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, Nos. 1-24, BWV 870-893

Angela Hewitt, piano
Ottawa Chamberfest

Ottawa Chamberfest
Celebrating 25 years, Ottawa Chamberfest brings together the boldest names in small ensemble and solo performance for musical celebration in the nation’s capital throughout the year with a Concert Series and Community Engagement and Education programming, culminating in the Chamberfest summer festival. The world’s largest festival of its kind, the Ottawa Chamberfest summer festival is a 2018 Festivals and Events (FEO) Ontario “Top 100” and winner of seven consecutive Lieutenant-Governor’s Awards for the Arts.