Toronto-based, award winning Aradia Ensemble performs Venetian baroque extravagance with mezzo-soprano Marion Newman and new works by Rose Bolton and Chris Meyer, with director Kevin Mallon as part of the Sirens of the Firehall Concert Series.
Performance at 8 p.m. Saturday Feb 25, 2012 at the Ottawa South Community Centre, 260 Sunnyside Ave. Tickets are $25.00; students and seniors $15.00. To purchase your tickets, click here.
To read more about this special concert, click here.
To purchase tickets, click here. The inaugural concert of OSCA’s Sirens of Firehall series is nearly upon us! The first concert, on February 25, features music of the Italian Baroque, played by the Aradia Baroque Ensemble. I caught up with the group’s Artistic Director Kevin Mallon, to talk about his work, the ensemble and the upcoming performance at the Firehall. (More details below.)
Tickets are $25.00; students and seniors $15.00. To purchase your tickets, click here and select All Programs, then scroll down to the bottom, where you will see Aradia - Siren Concert Series under Special Events. You can also pick up tickets at the Firehall at 260 Sunnyside Ave. (613-247-4946) and at the Leading Note at 370 Elgin St.
From the Ottawa Citizen—"After listening to pleas by neighbours hoping to influence plans for 34 Brighton Ave., the City of Ottawa’s committee of adjustment on Wednesday [Jan. 18, 2012] reserved its decision on the severance of the Old Ottawa South property." Read the full article here. Another interesting Ottawa Citizen article illustrating that urban intensification is a "city-wide" issue can be read here.
At its January meeting, the OSCA board discussed and passed a resolution requesting that restrictions be placed on City digital signage. The City is holding consultations on the regulation of Digital Billboards, and there have been concerns about large digital signs, such as where they could be placed and what sort of community consultation will precede the approval of a sign. The OSCA Board passed the following resolution:
You can now see Deborah Margo's winning art installation panels in our Photo Gallery. To view them, click here. Deborah won the 2010 City of Ottawa art competition for the display of works of art in public places, and the set of copper panels now holds pride-of-place in the vestibule of the Old Firehall—the Ottawa South Community Centre—at 260 Sunnyside Avenue.
For years, OOS photographer Tom Alfoldi has been taking shots of Old Ottawa South environs and events and generously providing them to the OSCAR community newspaper and the OSCA Between the Bridges website. Now he is offering a Digital Photography course this winter at the Firehall that is guaranteed to interest both newbies to the digital world and those who want to explore further than "point and shoot". The course runs from Jan. 18 - Feb. 22, 2012 on Wednesdays, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm (6 weeks) for only $89. Learn more about what the 6 week course has to offer, and how to register, here.
With the redevelopment of Lansdowne Park leaving the Ottawa Farmer's Market temporarily homeless, it may take up residence in Old Ottawa South for the duration.
The OCDSB Working Group partners for Old Ottawa South and Hopewell Public School produced a "Minority Report" and presented it to the School Boad last night, Nov. 30, 2011. Written and supported by Jenny Haysom (for OSCA) and Neil Hill (for Hopewell Avenue Public School), it clarifies the position they are taking on the "Accommodation Issue" of inner-city school overcrowding and program imbalance. Read the full report here.