Concerts by the Canal 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.

SOUNDS AND SCENERY

With Duo Kalysta

Prokofiev | Sonata No. 7DUO KALYSTA presents works for flute and harp inspired by nature and art along with the stories behind them. A blend of classics with works by Canadian and contemporary composers including R. Murray Schafer and Jocelyn Morlock.

CAFÉ PIAF WITH PANDORA TOPP

With Pandora Topp

Acclaimed cabaret singer Pandora Topp, “a rare and courageous talent” (Northern Life), pays tribute to the legendary Édith Piaf, breathing life into classic scores by Marguerite Monnot, Michel Emer, Norbert Glanzberg & more.

COMMUNION

With Álvaro Zambrano and Felipe Verdugo

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.

THE ANDERSON BROTHERS PLAY GERSHWIN

With Peter and Will Anderson

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.

BEETHOVEN ON RECORD II

With Charles Richard-Hamelin

Virtuoso duo Charles Richard-Hamelin (Silver Medal, 2015 Chopin International Piano Competition) and Andrew Wan (Concertmaster, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal) perform Sonatas for Violin and Piano by Beethoven.

BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS I-VI

Featuring Renz Adame, Angela Casagrande, Ben Glossop, Roland Graham, Fred Hodgson, Dakota Martin, Adam Nelson and Roberto River and more.

J.S. Bach’s Six Brandenburg Concertos presented in a single evening as Upbeat!’s first season finale concert, led by Roland Graham, featuring a superb lineup of local and visiting soloists.