Event Date: Oct 13, 2021 - Dec 6, 2021
Location: Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre 355 Cooper St + Virtual
Part One of the 2021-22 Concert Series continues with its well-loved hybrid format, inviting you to choose from two in-person performances of each concert at limited capacity, and the option to enjoy evening livestream concerts.
The 2021-22 Concert Series is broadcast live from Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre with world-class audio-visual production and live-streamed. Each of these intimate “front row” concerts will showcase a program of approximately 60-75 minutes in length, with no intermission, followed by an interactive Q&A session with the artists. “Front row” livestreams are at 7pm.
October 13: Lara St. John and Matt Herskowitz – matinee at 2:00PM + evening at 7:00PM
Drawn together by a passion for performance across genres, violinist Lara St. John and pianist Matt Herskowitz stand at the height of their musical generation. Fresh off their latest collaboration, “The Key of A,” St. John and Herskowitz match her striking expression to his vibrant tone in a program ranging from folk arrangements to new works by composer Jesse Montgomery to César Franck’s Sonata in A Major.
November 2: Gidon Kremer at 75: From Bach to Piazzolla – matinee at 2:00PM + evening at 7:00PM
“No one has done more to bring Eastern European composers to light in the west than Gidon Kremer.” – New York Times. Latvian violin legend Gidon Kremer has made bold musicianship his life’s work. For his 50th birthday, he gave the world a 23-piece chamber orchestra formed of the Baltic region’s most promising, responsive, and focused young musicians – the Grammy-winning Kremerata Baltica. For his 75th, he brings his orchestra to Chamberfest.
November 17: Dover Quartet – matinee at 2:00PM + evening at 7:00PM
Armed with their “beguiling freshness and spontaneity” (The Strad), BISQC winners and Grammy nominees the Dover Quartet make their much-anticipated return to Chamberfest. Known for their precise balance of tone, technique, and sensitivity, they’ll play pillars of the string quartet: Schubert, Brahms, and iconic African-American composer William Grant Still.
December 6: La Notte di Natale: Christmas, Corelli, and the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank – matinee at 2:00PM + evening at 7:00PM
The Canada Council of the Arts Musical Instrument Bank is a true treasure trove for exceptional musicians like violinist Timothy Chooi and cellist Cameron Crozman. Active and imaginative, generations of these artists have taken the Bank’s iconic instruments on new journeys and made them sing. In this unique and festive concert, past and present laureates come home for the holidays, with a strings-driven program including Corelli’s Christmas Concerto.
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