Doors Open for Music at Southminster

Fall Lineup

Concerts are now live! Music fans can now attend Doors Open for Music at Southminster concerts live at noon on Wednesdays at Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Avenue. No preregistration is required, but you are asked to arrive no earlier than 11:40 a.m. and bring your proof of vaccination. Or you can watch the concert live on YouTube.

October 20 – LATIN JAZZ
Ottawa quartet Pimienta Blanca performs Latin jazz that packs a punch with infectious rhythms and high-energy repertoire that gets audiences out of their seats. Karen Rauh, piano; Allyson Rogers, drums; Mark Fraser, bass; Adrian Matte, tenor saxophone.

October 27 – VIRTUOSO VIOLIN
In honour of the anniversary of Paganini’s birth, Justin Saulnier (violin) and Frédéric Lacroix (piano) pair a selection of Paganini’s Caprices with Franck’s violin sonata.

November 3 – DIABOLUS IN ME
Influenced by the community, culture and sounds of their city, Gatineau jazz trio Diabolus in Musica perform music that speaks to fans across the musical spectrum. Denis Rousseau, trombone; Mia Beaudoin-Dion, piano; Kieran Warskett-Lambert, double bass.

November 10 – SOUNDS OF NATURE
Harpsichordist Susan Toman explores music by French composers of the Baroque who delighted in incorporating sounds of the natural world in their compositions.

November 17 – THE CLASSICAL PIANO
Pianist Jeremy Hare-Chang (student of Roland Graham) plays works by J. S. Bach, Beethoven and Chopin in his debut solo recital.

November 24 – FRENCH CONNECTION
Duo Cecilia – Gertrude Létourneau (flute) and Catherine Donkin (piano) – plays a colourful program of music by Mel Bonis, Jules Mouquet and Claude Debussy.

December 1 – AN AFTERNOON IN PARIS
Andrew Sords (violin) and Cheryl Duvall (piano) unite to play works by Poulenc, Chopin, Ravel and Saint-Saëns in this characterful and impassioned program.

December 8 – FIREBIRD
Alexis Reed (soprano) and Lucas Porter (piano) offer a blended 19th- and 20th-century program of vocal and solo piano works by Granados, Stravinsky, Strauss and Grieg.

December 15 – SHAKESPEARE’S VIOLA
A pairing of poetry and music: Works by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Ichmouratov arranged for viola interspersed with excerpts from Shakespeare, Walter and Misbakhova.
Elvira Misbakhova, viola; Irina Krasnyanskaya, piano; Alina Ichmouratov, narrator.

December 22 – CHRISTMAS WITH CAELIS
Caelis Academy Ensemble, directed by Matthew Larkin, presents a traditional Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols in the English high Cathedral style.

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