Old Ottawa South Community Association

Opera Turandot by Puccini: Sat. Feb. 2, 2019

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.

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Broadway Workout: Feb. 3, 2019

5-6-7-8!  

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.

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Rockin’ Power Duo Digging Roots to Headline Ottawa Grassroots Festival

Rockin’ Power Duo Digging Roots to Headline Ottawa Grassroots Festival

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.

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Opera and Sacred Choral Music at Trinity Anglican Church

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.

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Classical Music, Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars: The Ottawa Guitar Trio

Classical Music, Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars: The Ottawa Guitar Trio

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.

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