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
Philip Glass | Photo by Raymond Meier
At Southam Hall | Reviewed Saturday
I’ve sometimes tried to imagine the expression that Brahms or Mahler or Prokofiev would have worn when hearing their music played back to them. Were some composers like those actors who claim they never see their own films because they can’t stand watching themselves? — Read more at Ottawa Citizen Arts…
Photo: Thomas Dagg
My brand new interview with NACO Music Director Alexander Shelley is on the cover of the November issue of La Scena Musicale. Également disponible en français!
Eastman / Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Fractus V came to the NAC Friday
Eastman Fractus V | NAC Theatre | Reviewed Friday evening
Whenever choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui comes to Ottawa — a not infrequent occurrence, happily — it feels like a celebration. — Read more at Ottawa Citizen Arts…
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…
Alain Trudel | MAUDE CHAUVIN
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.
At Southam Hall
Reviewed Thursday night
Created in 1841, Giselle is one of the oldest continuously performed ballets in the world. The original — some would say still the best — white ballet, it is stamped with all the hallmarks of the Romantic era to which it was born: innocence, madness, the supernatural, undying love.