Legendary pianist Menahem Pressler and the extraordinary New Orford String Quartet complete our 2013-14 Concert Series season with an adventurous programme of Vivier (String Quartet No. 1), Beethoven (String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major, Op. 74), and Schumann (Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44). “Menahem Pressler’s joyous pianism… is from another age and is a virtually forgotten sensibility. He is a national treasure.” (Los Angeles Times)
The Ottawa Chamber Music Society (OCMS) is one of the world’s leading international presenters of classical music. Since its founding in 1994, the OCMS has made chamber music accessible to listeners of all ages, backgrounds, and means. Its signature event is the annual Ottawa Chamberfest held every summer for two weeks: 110 events, 450 artists, over 90,000 attendance in a variety of venues in Canada’s capital city. As well as Chamberfest, the OCMS presents a year-round concert series, arts education and outreach programs, and other innovative community programming partnerships.
Play for pleasure with your string or piano ensemble at the 2014 Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival.
The ACE (Amateur Chamber Ensemble) Workshop at Ottawa Chamberfest 2014 is a comprehensive learning experience for recreational musicians in preformed chamber ensembles.
Benefit from daily coaching by celebrated artists. Rehearse, enjoy dozens of truly exceptional concerts, and meet other chamber music enthusiasts—all during the excitement of the world’s largest chamber music festival, in Canada’s national capital.
Recapture the exhilarating artistry of the 2013 summer festival with a subscription to five world-class Chamberfest Concert Series performances.