Monday, June 1
Meet the Artist - James Campbell
Join our host, CBC's Andrea Ratuski, as she speaks with award-winning Canadian clarinetist James Campbell about the pandemic, the challenges and opportunity at this time, and about his work with composer Jim Hiscott to adapt Hiscott's Midnight Strut for clarinet - which will debut at Miniature to Monumental on June 3.
Clockwise from top left - Axel Strauss (violin); Jethro Marks (viola); Paul Marleyn (cello); James Campbell (clarinet); Stephane Lemelin (piano)
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Poulenc - Clarinet Sonata
Bridge – Cello Sonata
Brahms - Piano Quartet in A
Come with us to Tabaret Hall in Ottawa to enjoy the passionate and uplifting music of Frank Bridge, Francis Poulenc and Johannes Brahms. Frank Bridge, the composition teacher of Benjamin Britten, wrote this Cello Sonata just before the First World War, at a time of tumult and great concern in Europe. Poulenc’s Clarinet Sonata heralds from 1962, a much more sunny period in that century. Brahms's A major Piano Quartet was premiered by Brahms at the piano exactly 100 years earlier and includes trademark references to Clara Schumann, the lady whom many have described as Brahms’s muse. It is a masterful work that moves frequently from angst and yearning to brightness and inspiration.