Ottawa Grassroots will deliver a tapestry of iconic folk, Indigenous beats, and Franco-Ontarian soundscapes with a full roster of performers and workshops by a beautiful spectrum of established and emerging artists. The festival returns to the acoustically rich venue of Southminster United Church, April 25-28, 2019 in Old Ottawa South.
The Ottawa Grassroots Festival (OGF) is pleased to confirm that multi-award winning Franco-Ontarian artist, Dayv Poulin (Le Paysagiste), will headline the opening night (April 25) at the festival in Old Ottawa South. The event will take place April 25-28, 2019 at Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Avenue, Ottawa.
Music at Trinity Special Presentation
The Turandot Project Collective forms a group of talented classical musicians who will be presenting an abridged version of Puccini’s great masterpiece and also the composer’s last opus, Turandot. Our company of artists includes fresh faces to the opera stage and those who have wealth of experience, each bringing their own remarkable gifts to the project. The score has been adapted by the wonderful musical director, John Kraus. It is a ravishing combination of grandiose brass rounded out with piano and percussion.
Broadway Workout is a brand new dance-based fitness class for musical theater enthusiasts of any skill level. Learning choreography is great for mental and physical agility and is a ton of fun. At Broadway Workout you will work up a sweat while learning original choreography to a popular Broadway song. It's a totally fun and unique way to workout. Beginners welcome. No experience necessary: February 3rd 11 a.m. at the Old Firehall.
The Ottawa Grassroots Festival (OGF) is pleased to confirm that multi-award winning folk rockers, Digging Roots, will headline Saturday night (April 27) at the festival in Old Ottawa South. The event happens April 25-28, 2019 at Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Avenue, Ottawa. First Nations power couple, ShoShona and Raven, are the creative team and inspiration behind Digging Roots. In creating music they utilize the traditional Anishinabek Song Lines composition technique of tracing melody and rhythm from the contours of the land. This traditional method of creating songs is paired with modern Eurocentric techniques of composition.
Recently, the world lost one of the most beautiful soprano voice when Montserrat Caballé passed away. Her voice was noted for its purity and power, precise control of vocal shadings and exquisite pianissimos. She is best known for singing the works of Verdi, Puccini and composers from the bel canto era such as Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini.
The Ottawa Grassroots Festival (OGF) is pleased to confirm that Juno Award winner, singer-songwriter, Ian Tamblyn will headline Friday night April 26, 2019 at the festival in Old Ottawa South.
The October concert of the Music at Trinity concert series features the Ottawa Guitar Trio comprised of Nathan Bredeson, François Lacelle, and Alexandre Bougie. They are preparing a wonderful program of classical music gems and music composed for some of our favorite movies, in a guitar trio setting. Since, for the most part, the music they will perform was not originally composed for three guitars, one had to arrange the music and adapt it to this new medium. For most of the program, the music was arranged by the members the trio themselves and one can appreciate the level of artistry it takes for someone to arrange a score conceived in some cases for a full orchestra to a smaller setting such as a guitar trio.