Holiday Hours

The Ottawa Chamber Music Society will be closed for family time, from 23 December at 3PM through to January 5, 2015. We wish you and yours a safe and very merry holiday season. See you 14 January 2015 for Angela Hewitt in Recital.


Year-end Giving

Since 1994, audiences have enjoyed chamber music concerts of the highest calibre, presented by the Ottawa Chamber Music Society.

Members like you help us to present Ottawa Chamberfest and our fall/winter Concert Series, commission new music, and enrich the lives of children and families with our arts education and outreach programs.

As you plan your year-end giving, please remember the Ottawa Chamber Music Society. Let’s make music beautiful together.


Wolfgang’s Tonic

Introducing Wolfgang’s Tonic, the new digital music magazine of the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival. Get the latest classical music news, reviews, new music videos, concert photos, playlists, and culture commentary – featuring criticism by Richard Todd.

Angela Hewitt

Angela Hewitt in Recital


Angela Hewitt, “the pre-eminent Bach pianist of our time” (The Guardian), returns to Chamberfest for a sumptuously intimate recital of the Baroque master’s colourful Partita No. 5 in G major, BWV 829; Liszt’s chef-d’oeuvre, Années de pèlerinage: deuxième année: Italie; and Beethoven’s deeply profound Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Op. 110. Expect, as well you might, a performance of magnificent poise, immaculate precision, and graceful tone.

Alcan String Quartet


Chicoutimi-based Alcan String Quartet has developed a well-earned reputation for excellence, both in Canada and abroad, since its founding 25 years ago. Alcan’s originality, contagious enthusiasm, unique sonority, and remarkable cohesion have all contributed to its immense popularity and success. Critics agree: both on stage and in the recording studio, this remarkable ensemble possesses qualities that characterize the best of its kind: a recognizable personality, a homogeneous sound, and elegant style.

Marc-André Hamelin and Les Violons du Roy


Supervirtuoso Marc-André Hamelin joins “the best early-music ensemble in North America” (Washington Post), Les Violons du Roy, for a breathtaking programme of works by Rameau, Haydn and Mozart. The remarkable artistry of this Baroque and early-Classical chamber group, paired with the fiery brilliance of one of the world’s greatest pianists, make for a revelatory evening you’ll not soon forget.