A metal cellist goes classical

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Cellist Raphael Weinroth-Browne performed the complete Bach Suites for Solo Cello at The Record Centre. (Photo: Natasha Gauthier)

What: Raphael Weinroth-Browne with the complete Bach Suites for Solo Cello

Where: The Record Centre, Ottawa

When: November 25-26, 2016

For 25-year-old Ottawa cellist Raphael Weinroth-Browne, the question isn’t why he should play heavy metal. The question is, why the hell not? Continue reading

Quarrington shines in performance of Koprowski bass concerto

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With its imposing size and distinctive growl, the double bass isn’t exactly a shy flower in the orchestra. But it rarely gets to shine as a solo instrument. Until last night, the only classical bass concerto I’d ever seen performed was by the Romantic Italian composer Bottesini — the “Paganini of the double bass” — at a performance 20 years ago by the Polish-Canadian virtuoso Zbigniew Borowicz. Read the full review at Ottawa Citizen Arts…

Young Yang’s talent on display as Ottawa Symphony Orchestra opens season

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Alain Trudel | MAUDE CHAUVIN

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At Southam Hall

Reviewed Monday night

In August, 2015 Chopin Competition runner-up Charles Richard-Hamelin brought the house down at Chamberfest, proving himself more than worthy of the hype. On Monday, Alain Trudel and the Ottawa Symphony presented the other young Canadian whose Chopin win last year made him an overnight sensation.
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