2018/19 Season Announced!

MUSIC

Rediscovered

UPBEAT! Productions is an incorporated not for profit musical production company (charitable status pending), established to enable the presentation of superb live music affordably in the community. Dedicated to building connection through music, UPBEAT! Productions, under the artistic direction of Roland Graham, presents audiences in the Nation’s Capital with exciting performers, especially young and emerging artists from Canada and beyond, playing the music that fires their passion from across the genres, in two series, Concerts by the Canal and the Master Piano Recital Series.

APPROACHING UPBEAT! EVENTS

COMMUNION

Álvaro Zambrano and Felipe Verdugo

December 14 – 2018

Songs and opera arias exploring human communion, from subdued and prayerful introspection to the exuberant and passionate thrusts of romantic love, by composers Adam, Debussy, Donizetti, Liszt, Puccini, Vaughan Williams, and more.

FORE PLAY

Claire Huangci

January 18 – 2018

Claire Huangci, Concours Geza Anda 2018 Gold medalist, plays two canonical collections of preludes.

THE ANDERSON BROTHERS PLAY GERSHWIN

PETER & WILL ANDERSON

February 22 – 2019
Grammy-award winning identical twin reedmen salute iconic American composer George Gershwin with arrangements of titles including Rhapsody in Blue, I Got Rhythm, Summertime, and more.

SONATAS OF THE EAST

Carson Becke

March 29 – 2019
CBC’s 2016 30-under-30 number one musician, Jeanne Amièle, plays classical, romantic and 20th century works exploring life’s existential journey.
Concerts by the Canal (CBTC), presents a varied line-up of classical, jazz and alternative musical genres by outstanding artists and ensembles from Ottawa and beyond. Discover hidden gems for classical flute and harp. Hear the glorious-tragic story of the legendary Édith Piaf. Relish virtuosic Gershwin arrangements for saxophone and guitar. Immerse yourself in the romantic world of song and opera. Delve into Beethoven’s works for violin and piano. Celebrate the arrival of summer 2019 with a performance of J. S. Bach’s six Brandenburg Concertos. CBTC offers an up-close-and-personal experience of world-class music like no other.
The Master Piano Recital Series is the region’s uniquely dedicated solo piano series. Hailed for “filling a necessary niche” (Citizen) in the city, the series brings the brightest classical piano talent from around the world to your home town. With past performers that include Charles Richard-Hamelin, Simone Dinnerstein, George Li, David Jalbert, Dang Thai Son and many more, the Master Piano Recital Series has established itself as an elite-level artistic offering in the city of Ottawa. The MPRS offers an up-close-and-personal experience or world-class pianism like no other.