Event Date: Aug 29, 2021 - May 22, 2022
Location: Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre, 355 Cooper St, Ottawa ON
After 650 days without live performances, the OSO will return to the stage on August 29th! This special season, which was developed entirely by the new Artistic Planning Committee, includes a rich selection of repertoire, like Jessie Montgomery’s Strum, Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 9, Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto, Amy Beach’s Gaelic Symphony, Joan Towers’ Fanfares for the Uncommon Woman, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto, Shostakovich’s 10th Symphony and much more!
Solstice Strings to Equinox – Sunday August 29th, 2021 • 7:00 PM
Conducted by Ottawa’s own Sean Rice and featuring twenty OSO string players, “Solstice Strings to Equinox” celebrates and reflects on all the changes we have experienced over the last year.
Sunday Socials – Sunday September 19th, 2021, November 28th, 2021, January 28th, 2022, & April 3rd, 2022 • 3:30 PM
This year, five OSO wind players will be coaching and working with select Carleton University Music students as part of Carleton’s undergraduate studies. In partnership with the university, the OSO will be presenting this group in four mini-concerts throughout the season! These concerts are short and the company is sweet! Stick around afterwards if you’d like to mingle and meet the musicians!
Snapshots – Sunday October 3rd, 2021 • 3:30 PM
Conducted by Véronique Lussier, this exciting concert will mark the OSO’s return to the stage for the first time as an orchestra since 2019. We are also thrilled to be able to present the winner of the 2020 Senécal-Mozart Prize, bassoonist Nicolas Richard! Snapshots will feature a chamber orchestra of approximately 40 players.
To the Girl Who Wants to Compose – Sunday March 6th, 2022 • 3:30 PM
In honour of International Women’s Day, the OSO presents a concert conducted by Janna Sailor featuring six epic works composed by women. Join us for an afternoon of big sound and beautiful music!
Winter Blooms – Sunday May 1st, 2022 • 3:30 PM
Alain Trudel returns to conduct the OSO for this grand season finale of classic Russian masterworks, including a performance of Prokofiev’s 1st Piano Concerto by renowned local pianist David Jalbert. To open this concert, the OSO has commissioned a new brass & percussion fanfare as an homage to Prokofiev. A world premiere not to be missed!
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