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August 22, 2018Audition Information for the University of ArizonaHarpists interested in studying at the University of Arizona are warmly invited to contact Dr. Gott with any questions. Audition dates are: February 9th, February 17th, and March 16th. For detailed information on the audition process, please visit:click here for more info
August 22, 2018Harp Column Announcement: Michelle Gott joins harp faculty at the University of Arizona!Michelle Gott was recently appointed to the harp faculty at the University of Arizona. Gott will begin her appointment in August, succeeding Carrol McLaughlin, who taught at Arizona for over 30 years before passing away in March 2018. “I am completely thrilled and honored to join the wonderful faculty at the University of Arizona,” Gott says. “My predecessor, Dr. Carrol McLaughlin, was a major inspiration in my life, and so it is with great humility, respect for her legacy, and commitment to the integrity of this harp program that I accept my new position.”

The University of Arizona harp department is known for its innovative touring harp ensemble, HarpFusion. Named for its commitment to playing the music of cultures from around the world, the group exclusively performs repertoire written or arranged by its members. Since its establishment, HarpFusion has performed in a range of countries in Europe, Asia, and South America. “For many years, HarpFusion has been a leading creative force in arranging and composing for harp ensemble as well as touring, and I have a strong vision for the interdisciplinary evolution of this group,” Gott says. When asked about her other plans for the harp program, she says, “I look forward to strengthening community education programs and outreach initiatives, as well as commissioning new projects.”

As an educator, Gott taught at the University of Ottawa and directed the harp ensembles in the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy. Prior to her move to Ottawa, she coached pre-college students at Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, and InterSchool Orchestra of New York. She has also served on the faculty of the Performing Arts Institute in Pennsylvania and the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA). As a soloist, she performed at Carnegie Hall for the New York premiere of Kevin Kaska’s harp concerto and has been featured with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra. She has also worked with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the St. Louis Symphony, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Gott received her bachelor of music, master of music, and doctorate of musical arts from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Nancy Allen.
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March 5, 2018Upcoming student recitals at the University of Ottawa!There are several university student recitals coming up in March and April 2018! Please join us for an incredible array of music and beautiful performances.

March 25, 2018 - University of Ottawa Harp Ensemble with special guest, Emily Levin
April 10, 2018 - Sarah Veber (4th-year, BM) at the National Arts Centre
April 22, 2018 - Isabelle Gagnon (3rd-year, BM), solo recital at uOttawa
April 22, 2018 - Yvonne Cox (3rd-year, BM), solo recital at uOttawa
April 25, 2018 - Sarah Veber (4th-year, BM), graduating recital at uOttawa
March 13, 2017NAC Orchestra's Canada 150 TourI am really looking forward to the Atlantic Tour with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, which begins in late April 2017!click here for more info
January 18, 2017New article for the Harp Column!I'm very excited to share this article I wrote for the Jan/Feb 2017 issue of the Harp Column! It's all about programming orchestral repertoire for developing harpists in youth orchestras and similar organizations. Many thanks to John Gomez, Angus Armstrong, and Madeleine Dussault from the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy for their tremendous insight and assistance on this project.click here for more info
January 18, 2017PRISMA 2017If you're looking for a great summer program in a stunning location, be sure to check out PRISMA (Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy)! I'll be teaching there this June 2017.click here for more info
June 29, 2016Whistling a happy tune in Whistler!I'm enjoying a wonderful week with the fantastic musicians of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the fabulous students who are here for the 2016 VSO Institute at Whistler! Advanced students of orchestral instruments, be sure to check this out!click here for more info
May 16, 2016Pacific Region International Summer Music AcademyI am thrilled to be joining PRISMA this summer as a guest artist and teacher! If you're looking for a wonderful festival in a stunningly beautiful setting, please click here!click here for more info
October 20, 2015Harp Audition Date announced for uOttawa!Harp auditions for the music program at the University of Ottawa will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016. For more information on requirements, please feel free to click on the link below or email Michelle with any questions. Best wishes to all auditionees!click here for more info
June 8, 2015Sensational Summer!As the summer sun returns and light seems to linger far into the warm nights, I look forward with great anticipation to a wonderful line-up of concerts! Today, I'm heading out to my native city of Las Vegas to play for the exciting, inaugural year of the Las Vegas WIne & Music Festival. If you're planning to be in Vegas this week, please say hello!

Once back in Canada, I will be playing a few concerts for the Music & Beyond Festival, including a wonderful, all-Canadian program for flute, viola, and harp on July 13th. I will be joined by two incredible musicians, flutist Joanna G'froerer and violist Jethro Marks. It's an afternoon you won't want to miss!

Finally, in August, I will be playing for Classical-in-the-Clos, a new wine and music series in Prince Edward County. If you're curious to know more details about this exclusive series of events, please feel free to email me and send your RSVP to info@bccwinery.com

WIshing you a fantastic summer! :)
October 1, 2014Harp Auditions for the University of OttawaHarpists interested in auditioning for the University of Ottawa are warmly invited to check out the repertoire requirements listed on the School of Music website. Audition dates will be announced shortly! Please feel free to contact Michelle via email with any questions about audition repertoire and procedures. Best wishes to all auditionees!click here for more info

Praised by the Ottawa Citizen for her “exquisite playing,” Michelle Gott is a versatile harpist dedicated to the presentation of traditional repertoire and to the creation of new works in collaboration with emerging composers. As a soloist, Ms. Gott has been featured with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and the Atlantic String Quartet. She made her Lincoln Center debut in 2009 as winner of the Juilliard Concerto Competition. She has also been featured at Carnegie Hall as soloist for the New York premiere of Kevin Kaska’s Concerto for Harp and Wind Ensemble. Recently, Ms. Gott joined the renowned music faculty at the University of Arizona (Tucson) where she is currently Assistant Professor of Harp. She is also continuing in her role as adjunct faculty at the University of Ottawa.

As an experienced orchestral musician, Ms. Gott has played extensively with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, as well as the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the St. Louis Symphony, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the Boston Pops. She has worked with many celebrated conductors, including Pierre Boulez, David Robertson, Alexander Shelley, John Storgårds, Alan Gilbert, Pinchas Zukerman, Michael Tilson Thomas, Péter Eötvös, and Lothar Koenigs. Ms. Gott also has ample experience performing as a substitute harpist for Broadway productions in New York City, including The Producers and The Fantasticks and for artists such as Diana Krall, Olivia Newton-John and rising jazz star, Jennifer Sheehan.

An avid performer of contemporary music, Ms. Gott has worked closely with many composers including Andrew Staniland, Pierre Boulez, Virko Baley, Ursula Mamlok, Anthony Cheung, Nico Muhly, and David Fulmer. Notable performances include the world premiere of Andrew Staniland's "Exit Eden" for flute and harp, commissioned by the National Arts Centre for the G'froerer & Gott Duo; Nico Muhly’s opera, Dark Sisters (2011); and the North American premiere and recording of Anthony Cheung’s Centripedalocity with the Talea Ensemble. She has also performed frequently with the AXIOM Contemporary Ensemble, Sequitur Ensemble, New Juilliard Ensemble, and Slee Sinfonietta at the University of Buffalo.

Ms. Gott’s passion for multidisciplinary, artistic collaborations is at the heart of her commissioned projects. Drawing on her early background in vocal performance and musical theater, Ms. Gott commissioned Roderick Gorby to compose a work for small ensemble with two harps doubling on vocals, which Ms. Gott premiered with harpist Caroline Cole at the 2011 World Harp Congress. Ms. Gott was also featured as harpist and vocalist at the Henry Mancini Institute in a performance of her own jazz arrangements for which she was a prizewinner at the 2004 Lyon & Healy International Jazz and Pop Harpfest. Upcoming projects include further commissions that blend the world of theater and solo harp performance.

Keenly devoted to arts in education, Ms. Gott was awarded Juilliard’s Peter Mennin Prize for Outstanding Leadership and Achievement in the Arts. Ms. Gott has extensive experience performing interactive concerts and working with both children and adults through Juilliard’s Gluck Community Service Fellowship and the Morse Teaching Artist Fellowship. As a teacher, Ms. Gott has coached advanced harpists for the pre-college programs of The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, and InterSchool Orchestras of New York. Ms. Gott has also served on the harp faculty for several summers at The Performing Arts Institute in Pennsylvania as well as the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA) in Powell River, BC. From 2013-2018, Ms. Gott also served as director of harp ensembles for the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy, leading multiple ensembles from beginning to advanced, high-school harpists.

Ms. Gott has been a featured artist at many festivals, including the Lucerne Festival Academy, Ottawa ChamberFest, the 2011 World Harp Congress, Music & Beyond Festival, the Henry Mancini Institute, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Bowdoin International Music Festival. She was a winner of both the 2004 and 2006 Anne Adams Award, a prizewinner of the 2005 American Harp Society National Competition, and a quarterfinalist at the 2012 International Harp Contest in Israel. Ms. Gott holds her B.M., M.M, and D.M.A. degrees in Harp Performance from The Juilliard School where she studied with Nancy Allen.








Ellias was working right up until rehearsals this past week on the arrangements for the piece and he has produced an fascinating blend of jazz, blues and classical sounds that carry the melancholic story to its inevitable conclusion. The score was played by an equally talented mix of 12 musicians drawn from all disciplines under the steady and confident baton of Matthew Larkin. The use of a harp, deftly played by Michelle Gott, in the performance was especially enjoyable.Peter Robbartsfile.ca
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Upcoming Performances

Saturday, October 13, 2018
Music + Festival 2018: Concert III, Chamber Music
University of Arizona, Holsclaw Hall
Tucson, AZ
The eleventh annual Music + Festival will present the music of Claude Debussy, in commemoration of the 100th year since his death, and Daniel Asia, in honor of his 65th birthday and thirty years in residence at the University of Arizona’s Fred Fox School of Music. The festival will include a major conference, a symposium and seven concerts. In an expanded form, this year’s festival takes place over a full week while still being centered on the weekend. The festival will feature guest speakers and performers, as well as distinguished UA faculty, students and ensembles.
Brian Luce, Tiezheng Shen, and Michelle Gott join forces for Debussy's haunting trio for flute, viola, and harp!

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Roy Thomson Hall
Toronto, ON
One of the great orchestral showpieces, the pulse-quickening crescendo that is Ravel’s Boléro crowns this appealingly varied program led by Finnish conductor John Storgårds. Kirill Gerstein, whom The New York Times has praised as “one of the most respected pianists of his generation,” takes centre stage for Beethoven’s most lyrical piano concerto. The TSO brings back City Noir, John Adams’s jazz-tinged evocation of 1940s Hollywood cinema, which premièred to acclaim in 2011. (Pictured: Kirill Gerstein, piano)

https://www.tso.ca/concert/bol%C3%A9ro
Friday, November 23, 2018
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Roy Thomson Hall
Toronto, ON
One of the great orchestral showpieces, the pulse-quickening crescendo that is Ravel’s Boléro crowns this appealingly varied program led by Finnish conductor John Storgårds. Kirill Gerstein, whom The New York Times has praised as “one of the most respected pianists of his generation,” takes centre stage for Beethoven’s most lyrical piano concerto. The TSO brings back City Noir, John Adams’s jazz-tinged evocation of 1940s Hollywood cinema, which premièred to acclaim in 2011. (Pictured: Kirill Gerstein, piano)

https://www.tso.ca/concert/bol%C3%A9ro
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Roy Thomson Hall
Toronto, ON
One of the great orchestral showpieces, the pulse-quickening crescendo that is Ravel’s Boléro crowns this appealingly varied program led by Finnish conductor John Storgårds. Kirill Gerstein, whom The New York Times has praised as “one of the most respected pianists of his generation,” takes centre stage for Beethoven’s most lyrical piano concerto. The TSO brings back City Noir, John Adams’s jazz-tinged evocation of 1940s Hollywood cinema, which premièred to acclaim in 2011. (Pictured: Kirill Gerstein, piano)

https://www.tso.ca/concert/bol%C3%A9ro
On This Starry Night
University of Arizona, Holsclaw Hall
Tucson, AZ
In her debut faculty recital at the University of Arizona, harpist Michelle Gott explores the experience of the soul standing within a vast universe of stars. Repertoire to include works by Giovanni Caramiello, Caroline Lizotte, Kaija Saariaho, among others.


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Past Performances

Thursday, July 12, 2018
Sleeping Rough
Arts Court Theatre
Ottawa, ON
Sleeping Rough is a new opera about a homeless man named Ted and his rollercoaster journey from a dysfunctional childhood to life on the street. With the libretto written by award-winning poet Sandra Nicholls, Roddy Ellias has created a score that crosses musical and expressive genres combining elements of classical music, jazz and popular music.

The opera is even more unique because the main roles are played by puppets created by Noreen Young (OC) and the singers behind those puppets: Kellylee Evans, Helene Brunet, Felicity Williams and Ian Tamblyn – are artists chosen by Ellias for their highly expressive and personal styles of singing.

This much anticipated work has been generously funded by the City of Ottawa, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council.

http://artscourt.ca/events/sleeping-rough/
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Sleeping Rough
Arts Court Theatre
Ottawa, ON
Sleeping Rough is a new opera about a homeless man named Ted and his rollercoaster journey from a dysfunctional childhood to life on the street. With the libretto written by award-winning poet Sandra Nicholls, Roddy Ellias has created a score that crosses musical and expressive genres combining elements of classical music, jazz and popular music.

The opera is even more unique because the main roles are played by puppets created by Noreen Young (OC) and the singers behind those puppets: Kellylee Evans, Helene Brunet, Felicity Williams and Ian Tamblyn – are artists chosen by Ellias for their highly expressive and personal styles of singing.

This much anticipated work has been generously funded by the City of Ottawa, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council.

http://artscourt.ca/events/sleeping-rough/
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Sleeping Rough
Arts Court Theatre
Ottawa, ON
Sleeping Rough is a new opera about a homeless man named Ted and his rollercoaster journey from a dysfunctional childhood to life on the street. With the libretto written by award-winning poet Sandra Nicholls, Roddy Ellias has created a score that crosses musical and expressive genres combining elements of classical music, jazz and popular music.

The opera is even more unique because the main roles are played by puppets created by Noreen Young (OC) and the singers behind those puppets: Kellylee Evans, Helene Brunet, Felicity Williams and Ian Tamblyn – are artists chosen by Ellias for their highly expressive and personal styles of singing.

This much anticipated work has been generously funded by the City of Ottawa, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council.

http://artscourt.ca/events/sleeping-rough/
May 24, 2018
National Arts Centre Orchestra with Emanuel Ax
National Arts Centre, Southam Hall
Ottawa, ON
Our season-long musical exploration of heros and heroines culminates in a grande finale concert, featuring two world-famous soloists and two epic works. Seven-time Grammy Award winning pianist Emanuel Ax brings majesty and melancholy to Beethoven’s most famous piano concerto, in a performance hailed by critics as “pure magic.” Topping off the evening, our concertmaster Yosuke Kawasaki takes on the ‘voice of the hero,’ with his virtuosic solo violin in the NAC’s first-ever performance of Richard Strauss’ A Hero’s Life. A triumphant end to a tremendous season!
https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/15865
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
National Arts Centre Orchestra with Emanuel Ax
National Arts Centre, Southam Hall
Ottawa, ON
Our season-long musical exploration of heros and heroines culminates in a grande finale concert, featuring two world-famous soloists and two epic works. Seven-time Grammy Award winning pianist Emanuel Ax brings majesty and melancholy to Beethoven’s most famous piano concerto, in a performance hailed by critics as “pure magic.” Topping off the evening, our concertmaster Yosuke Kawasaki takes on the ‘voice of the hero,’ with his virtuosic solo violin in the NAC’s first-ever performance of Richard Strauss’ A Hero’s Life. A triumphant end to a tremendous season!
https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/15865
Sunday, May 6, 2018
Ottawa Youth Orchestra Family Concert
Ottawa Technical Secondary School
Ottawa, ON
Featuring all performance ensembles from the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy!
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Thursday, March 29, 2018
Yoga at the NAC
National Arts Centre, Rossy Pavilion
Ottawa, ON
Monday, March 26, 2018
Solo Harp Recital for Health Arts Society of Ontario
Elisabeth Bruyère Residence
Ottawa, ON
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Emily Levin with the uOttawa Harp Studio!
University of Ottawa, Freiman Hall (Pérez Building)
Ottawa, ON
Emily Levin (Principal Harp, Dallas Symphony Orchestra) joins the uOttawa harp studio for an innovative harp ensemble recital you won't want to miss!
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March 23, 2018
Masterclass with Emily Levin
University of Ottawa, Freiman Hall (Pérez Building)
Ottawa, ON
The wonderful harpist Emily Levin (Principal Harp, Dallas Symphony Orchestra) joins us at the University of Ottawa for a masterclass from 12 noon until 3 pm. Please join us!
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Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Solo Harp Recital for Health Arts Society of Ontario
St. Vincent Hospital
Ottawa, ON
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
National Arts Centre Orchestra: Tales of the Arabian Nights
National Arts Centre, Southam Hall
Ottawa, ON
Soar away on a musical magic-carpet ride to the enchanted world of the Arabian Nights. Rimsky-Korsakov’s spellbinding orchestral suite weaves a dreamscape around a sweet, solo violin part that represents the voice of the storyteller Scheherazade, as she recounts ancient tales of love and adventure to her cruel, jealous husband. By turns thrilling, suspenseful, sinister and beautiful, the music of Scheherazade is sure to evoke, in the words of the composer, “an Oriental narrative of some numerous and varied fairy-tale wonders.”
https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/15869
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
National Arts Centre Orchestra: Tales of the Arabian Nights
National Arts Centre, Southam Hall
Ottawa, ON
Soar away on a musical magic-carpet ride to the enchanted world of the Arabian Nights. Rimsky-Korsakov’s spellbinding orchestral suite weaves a dreamscape around a sweet, solo violin part that represents the voice of the storyteller Scheherazade, as she recounts ancient tales of love and adventure to her cruel, jealous husband. By turns thrilling, suspenseful, sinister and beautiful, the music of Scheherazade is sure to evoke, in the words of the composer, “an Oriental narrative of some numerous and varied fairy-tale wonders.”
https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/15869
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Concerts in Care, presented by Health Arts Society of Ontario
Miramichi Lodge
Pembroke, ON
Join us for a lovely program for harp and piano, featuring repertoire by Debussy, Turina, Hindemith, Liszt, Grandjany, Gershwin, and Rodgers & Hammerstein! Joint recital with pianist Nick Rodgerson!
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Thursday, February 15, 2018
Concerts in Care, presented by Health Arts Society of Ontario
Marianhall
Pembroke, ON
Join us for a lovely program for harp and piano, featuring repertoire by Debussy, Turina, Hindemith, Liszt, Grandjany, Gershwin, and Rodgers & Hammerstein! Joint recital with pianist Nick Rodgerson!
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Gott with the Silflay String Quartet
MacKay United Church
Ottawa, ON
Join us for an evening of music for strings and harp, including Debussy's breathtaking Danses sacrée et profane, Ibert's Deux Interludes, and more!
Saturday, February 3, 2018
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra: Denève Conducts La Valse
Powell Hall
St. Louis, MO
Stéphane Denève makes his much-anticipated first appearance since being named Music Director Designate in a program devoted to his native France. “Paired to perfection,” (The Philadelphia Inquirer) sisters Christina and Michelle Naughton join Denève making their St. Louis Symphony Orchestra debut with Poulenc’s Double Piano Concerto, a work teeming with jazzy effects and graceful melodies. Denève brings this concert to a stunning conclusion with Ravel’s La Valse, a transformation of the traditional Viennese waltz into a bawdy and imaginative celebration for orchestra.
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Friday, February 2, 2018
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra: Denève Conducts La Valse
Powell Hall
St. Louis, MO
Stéphane Denève makes his much-anticipated first appearance since being named Music Director Designate in a program devoted to his native France. “Paired to perfection,” (The Philadelphia Inquirer) sisters Christina and Michelle Naughton join Denève making their St. Louis Symphony Orchestra debut with Poulenc’s Double Piano Concerto, a work teeming with jazzy effects and graceful melodies. Denève brings this concert to a stunning conclusion with Ravel’s La Valse, a transformation of the traditional Viennese waltz into a bawdy and imaginative celebration for orchestra.
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Christmas Eve Celebration
Green Valley Presbyterian Church
Henderson, NV
Featuring special prelude music for harp trio with Emily Barnes and Yvonne Cox!
http://www.greenvalleypres.com/about-us/
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Holiday Harp Studio Recital!
Chartwell Rockcliffe Retirement Residence
Ottawa, ON
Featuring my full studio, from the ages of 6 to university-level!
Saturday, December 16, 2017
NAC Orchestra Disney in Concert: A Dream is a Wish
National Arts Centre (Southam Hall)
Ottawa, ON
No matter how old you are, you can probably hum a few bars of a song from a Disney movie. How about “When you Wish Upon a Star” from Pinocchio? Or “The Bare Necessities” from The Jungle Book? “Hakuna Matata” from The Lion King? “Let it Go” from Frozen? Bet you’re humming! A huge part of what makes Disney films perennial favorites is their glorious, sometimes irreverent, funny, romantic, and always memorable music. Come and spend some time in a world of soaring melodies and tales as old as time!
https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/15888
Friday, December 15, 2017
NAC Orchestra Disney in Concert: A Dream is a Wish
National Arts Centre (Southam Hall)
Ottawa, ON
No matter how old you are, you can probably hum a few bars of a song from a Disney movie. How about “When you Wish Upon a Star” from Pinocchio? Or “The Bare Necessities” from The Jungle Book? “Hakuna Matata” from The Lion King? “Let it Go” from Frozen? Bet you’re humming! A huge part of what makes Disney films perennial favorites is their glorious, sometimes irreverent, funny, romantic, and always memorable music. Come and spend some time in a world of soaring melodies and tales as old as time!
https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/15888
Thursday, December 14, 2017
NAC Orchestra Disney in Concert: A Dream is a Wish
National Arts Centre (Southam Hall)
Ottawa, ON
No matter how old you are, you can probably hum a few bars of a song from a Disney movie. How about “When you Wish Upon a Star” from Pinocchio? Or “The Bare Necessities” from The Jungle Book? “Hakuna Matata” from The Lion King? “Let it Go” from Frozen? Bet you’re humming! A huge part of what makes Disney films perennial favorites is their glorious, sometimes irreverent, funny, romantic, and always memorable music. Come and spend some time in a world of soaring melodies and tales as old as time!
https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/15888
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy: Holiday Family Concert
Ottawa Technical Secondary School
Ottawa, ON
Featuring all performance ensembles from the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy!
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Monday, December 4, 2017
Musica Viva: A Celtic Christmas
Centretown United Church
Ottawa, ON
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Saturday, July 8, 2017
WolfGANG: Session 9
Mercury Lounge
Ottawa, ON
Celebrating Canada's 150th! Featuring the world premiere of a Exit Eden for flute and harp by Andrew Staniland.
https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/14404
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy Family and Mini Concerts
Ottawa Technical Secondary School
Ottawa, ON
Featuring all performance ensembles of the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy, including the Beginning, Junior, and Intermediate harp ensembles!
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Wednesday, May 4, 2017
National Arts Centre Orchestra: Atlantic Canada Tour
Imperial Theatre
Saint John, NB
Canada’s NAC Orchestra and violin virtuoso James Ehnes come together for an evening of music and storytelling for their Canada 150 Tour. This special performance will celebrate Canadian classical music at its very best. The evening culminates with John Estacio’s electrifying new work I Lost My Talk, inspired by Mi’kmaw Elder and poet Rita Joe, C.M. The lush musical score is performed with film and live narration, a truly “powerful, overwhelming creation” (Christophe Husse, Le Devoir).
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017
National Arts Centre Orchestra: Atlantic Canada Tour
Eskasoni Hockey Arena
Eskasoni, NS
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Monday, May 1, 2017
National Arts Centre Orchestra: Atlantic Canada Tour
Confederation Centre of the Arts
Charlottetown, PEI
Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime celebration of music and storytelling! Violin virtuoso, James Ehnes, will dazzle audiences with the Korngold violin concerto followed by the beloved "New World Symphony". This performance is part of the NAC Orchestra Canada 150 Tour.
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
National Arts Centre Orchestra: Atlantic Canada Tour
St. John's Arts & Culture Centre
St. John's, NL
The Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra proudly presents the National Arts Centre Orchestra with conductor Alexander Shelley and special guests violinist James Ehnes, Shallaway Youth Choir and Monique Mojica. Repertoire will include Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, E minor, Op. 95, B. 178 (From the New World) and Korngold’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 45.
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Saturday, April 8, 2017
NAC Orchestra: From Paris to Broadway
NAC Southam Hall
Ottawa, ON
NAC Orchestra Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly takes you on a musical journey with old and new from the French music halls and artists who have inspired the world for decades, to the biggest and brightest Broadway show tunes. Accompanied by the NAC Orchestra, and featuring Canada’s first lady of musical theatre, Louise Pitre, enjoy favourites from composers Cole Porter, Jerry Herman and George and Ira Gershwin, as well as beloved classics from Edith Piaf, Maurice Chevalier and Charles Trenet. Also on the bill are modern-day tap stars Sean and John Scott, currently appearing in Las Vegas’s hottest show ABSINTHE, the Ewashko Singers, and more!
https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/13728
Friday, April 7, 2017
NAC Orchestra: From Paris to Broadway
NAC Southam Hall
Ottawa, ON
NAC Orchestra Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly takes you on a musical journey with old and new from the French music halls and artists who have inspired the world for decades, to the biggest and brightest Broadway show tunes. Accompanied by the NAC Orchestra, and featuring Canada’s first lady of musical theatre, Louise Pitre, enjoy favourites from composers Cole Porter, Jerry Herman and George and Ira Gershwin, as well as beloved classics from Edith Piaf, Maurice Chevalier and Charles Trenet. Also on the bill are modern-day tap stars Sean and John Scott, currently appearing in Las Vegas’s hottest show ABSINTHE, the Ewashko Singers, and more!
https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/13728
Thursday, April 6, 2017
NAC Orchestra: From Paris to Broadway
NAC Southam Hall
Ottawa, ON
NAC Orchestra Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly takes you on a musical journey with old and new from the French music halls and artists who have inspired the world for decades, to the biggest and brightest Broadway show tunes. Accompanied by the NAC Orchestra, and featuring Canada’s first lady of musical theatre, Louise Pitre, enjoy favourites from composers Cole Porter, Jerry Herman and George and Ira Gershwin, as well as beloved classics from Edith Piaf, Maurice Chevalier and Charles Trenet. Also on the bill are modern-day tap stars Sean and John Scott, currently appearing in Las Vegas’s hottest show ABSINTHE, the Ewashko Singers, and more!
https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/13728
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Music for a Sunday Afternoon
National Gallery of Canada
Ottawa, ON
Featuring the fabulous Jethro Marks (Principal Viola, NACO) performing Brahms' Trio in A minor and R. Murray Schafer's Trio for flute, viola, and harp!
http://nac-cna.ca/en/event/13769
Saturday, February 25, 2017
National Arts Centre Orchestra in Toronto
Roy Thomson Hall
Toronto, ON
Walton: Suite from the film Henry V; Walton: Symphony No. 1; Nicole Lizée: Zeiss After Dark; Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
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Friday, February 24, 2017
Casual Friday! Shelley and Pepe Romero
NAC Southam Hall
Ottawa, ON
Walton: Suite from the film Henry V; Walton: Symphony No. 1; Nicole Lizée: Zeiss After Dark; Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/13735
Shelley and Pepe Romero
NAC Southam Hall
Ottawa, ON
Walton: Suite from the film Henry V; Walton: Symphony No. 1; Nicole Lizée: Zeiss After Dark; Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/13700
Saturday, February 18, 2017
WolfGANG: Session 8
Mercury Lounge
Ottawa, ON
Come celebrate WolfGANG's second season! Featuring repertoire by Helen Grime, George Benjamin, Sally Beamish, and Vijay Iyer.
https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/14403
Imagined Italy
NAC Southam Hall
Ottawa, ON
Featuring the stunning virtuoso organist Cameron Carpenter playing his adaptation of Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody of a Theme of Paganini!
Elgar: In the South; R. Strauss: Aus Italien; Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/13666
Imagined Italy
NAC Southam Hall
Ottawa, ON
Featuring the stunning virtuoso organist Cameron Carpenter playing his adaptation of Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody of a Theme of Paganini!
Elgar: In the South; R. Strauss: Aus Italien; Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/13666
Casablanca Live!
NAC Southam Hall
Ottawa, ON
The classic Oscar-winning film like you’ve never experienced it before — with the lush Max Steiner score performed live. Here’s looking at you, kid.
http://nac-cna.ca/en/event/13727
Casablanca Live!
NAC Southam Hall
Ottawa, ON
The classic Oscar-winning film like you’ve never experienced it before — with the lush Max Steiner score performed live. Here’s looking at you, kid.
http://nac-cna.ca/en/event/13727
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Casablanca Live!
NAC Southam Hall
Ottawa, ON
The classic Oscar-winning film like you’ve never experienced it before — with the lush Max Steiner score performed live. Here’s looking at you, kid.
http://nac-cna.ca/en/event/13727
Friday, February 3, 2017
National Arts Centre Orchestra
NAC Southam Hall
Ottawa, ON
Nielsen: An Imaginary Trip to the Faroe Islands; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3; Sibelius: Symphony No. 6
https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/13697
Thursday, February 2, 2017
National Arts Centre Orchestra
NAC Southam Hall
Ottawa, ON
Nielsen: An Imaginary Trip to the Faroe Islands; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3; Sibelius: Symphony No. 6
https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/13697
Ottawa Chamber Orchestra: Romantic Russia
St. Joseph's Parish and Sanctuary
Ottawa, ON
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Suite; Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Suite #2; Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43, with Frederic Lacroix
http://www.ottawachamberorchestra.com/
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy Family and Mini Concerts
Ottawa Technical Secondary School
Ottawa, ON
Featuring all performance ensembles of the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy, including the Beginning, Junior, and Intermediate harp ensembles!
click here for more info
Friday, October 7, 2016
National Arts Centre Orchestra
Southam Hall
Ottawa, ON
Featuring masterworks by Bernstein, Brahms, and Strauss!
http://nac-cna.ca/en/event/13686
Thursday, October 6, 2016
National Arts Centre Orchestra
Southam Hall
Ottawa, ON
Featuring masterworks by Bernstein, Brahms, and Strauss!
http://nac-cna.ca/en/event/13686
Saturday, September 17, 2016
St. Louis Symphony: Spirit of St. Louis
Powell Hall
St. Louis, MO
Opening weekend, celebrate the 90th anniversary of Lindbergh’s historic flight across the Atlantic with the STL Symphony and Chorus. Inspired by the pilot’s account of his solo flight, Weill brings to life that monumental achievement while Boulez’s work evokes the feeling of solitude in flight. The program comes to a spectacular conclusion with Debussy’s La Mer, depicting the beautiful waves and winds of the Atlantic in which the Spirit of St. Louis soared above triumphantly.
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Friday, September 16, 2016
St. Louis Symphony: Spirit of St. Louis
Powell Hall
St. Louis, MO
Opening weekend, celebrate the 90th anniversary of Lindbergh’s historic flight across the Atlantic with the STL Symphony and Chorus. Inspired by the pilot’s account of his solo flight, Weill brings to life that monumental achievement while Boulez’s work evokes the feeling of solitude in flight. The program comes to a spectacular conclusion with Debussy’s La Mer, depicting the beautiful waves and winds of the Atlantic in which the Spirit of St. Louis soared above triumphantly.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Classical Unbound Festival: Clarinets Unleashed
Osterhout Henry Hall
Bloomfield, ON
This second concert of the 2016 Classical Unbound Festival features eight performers in chamber music celebrating the clarinet!
Mozetich: Angels in Flight; Mozart: Clarinet Quintet; Tansman: Three Pieces for Harp, Clarinet, and String Quartet; Ravel: Introduction et Allegro
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Friday, August 19, 2016
Classical Unbound Festival: Eloquent Pairings
Grange of Prince Edward VIneyards & Estate Winery
Hillier, ON
Duos drawn from an unconventional group of instruments: violin, flute, clarinet, cello, and harp!
Featuring repertoire by Debussy, Villa-Lobos, Jocelyn Morlock, Andrew Staniland, and more!

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Saturday, August 13, 2016
Musicians of Classical Unbound "At Large"
Prince Edward County, ON
Featuring the unusual combination of flute, clarinet, and harp, this program is sure to be a delightful surprise! Featuring the music of Debussy, Ravel, Stravinsky, Robert Beaser, Stella Sung, William Alwyn, and more.
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Saturday, July 9, 2016
Shakespeare and Music with Christopher Plummer
Dominion-Chalmers United Church
Ottawa, ON
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Friday, July 8, 2016
Music for Life: A Celebration!
Dominion-Chalmers United Church
Ottawa, ON
click here for more info
Friday, July 8, 2016
Shakespeare and Music with Christopher Plummer
Dominion-Chalmers United Church
Ottawa, ON
click here for more info
Saturday, July 2, 2016
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at Whistler
Whistler Olympic Plaza
Whistler, BC
click here for more info
Friday, July 1, 2016
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: A Canada Day Celebration
Whistler Olympic Plaza
Whistler, BC
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Thursday, June 30, 2016
Whistler Institute Faculty Recital
Maury Young Arts Centre
Whistler, BC
Featuring "Three Meditations on Light" by Jocelyn Morlock with cellist Zoltan Rozsnyai
http://www.vsoinstitute.ca/events/
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Institute at Whistler
Whistler, BC
2016 Guest Faculty
June 26-July 5, 2016

http://www.vsoinstitute.ca/about-vsoiw/
Monday, June 13, 2016
Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy
Powell River, BC
2016 Guest artist and teacher at the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy
June 13-25, 2016
http://orchestra-academy.ca/home
Saturday, June 4, 2016
NY Phil Biennial 2016: Ligeti Forward (Program II)
Metropolitan Museum of Art (Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium)
New York, NY
Featuring Ligeti's Cello Concerto with soloist Jay Campbell! Co-presented by the New York Philharmonic, Lucerne Festival, and Met Museum Presents.
click here for more info
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Toronto Symphony Orchestra: Brahms, Beethoven, and Adams
Maison symphonique de Montréal
Montreal, QC
Brahms’s last and most powerful symphony shares the bill with a brand-new John Adams symphony with violin solo that pays homage to the exotic melodies and spell-binding colours of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Arabian Nights suite, Scheherazade. Adams has called it "the next chapter in the story."
Program:
Beethoven: Egmont Overture
John Adams: Scheherazade.2 – Dramatic Symphony for Violin and Orchestra (CANADIAN PREMIÈRE)
Brahms: Symphony No. 4

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Saturday, May 7, 2016
Toronto Symphony Orchestra: Brahms, Beethoven, and Adams
NAC Southam Hall
Ottawa, ON
Brahms’s last and most powerful symphony shares the bill with a brand-new John Adams symphony with violin solo that pays homage to the exotic melodies and spell-binding colours of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Arabian Nights suite, Scheherazade. Adams has called it "the next chapter in the story."
Program:
Beethoven: Egmont Overture
John Adams: Scheherazade.2 – Dramatic Symphony for Violin and Orchestra (CANADIAN PREMIÈRE)
Brahms: Symphony No. 4

http://nac-cna.ca/en/event/11254
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Toronto Symphony Orchestra: Brahms, Beethoven, and Adams
Roy Thomson Hall
Toronto, ON
Brahms’s last and most powerful symphony shares the bill with a brand-new John Adams symphony with violin solo that pays homage to the exotic melodies and spell-binding colours of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Arabian Nights suite, Scheherazade. Adams has called it "the next chapter in the story."
Program:
Beethoven: Egmont Overture
John Adams: Scheherazade.2 – Dramatic Symphony for Violin and Orchestra (CANADIAN PREMIÈRE)
Brahms: Symphony No. 4

click here for more info
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Toronto Symphony Orchestra: Brahms, Beethoven, and Adams
Roy Thomson Hall
Toronto, ON
Brahms’s last and most powerful symphony shares the bill with a brand-new John Adams symphony with violin solo that pays homage to the exotic melodies and spell-binding colours of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Arabian Nights suite, Scheherazade. Adams has called it "the next chapter in the story."
Program:
Beethoven: Egmont Overture
John Adams: Scheherazade.2 – Dramatic Symphony for Violin and Orchestra (CANADIAN PREMIÈRE)
Brahms: Symphony No. 4

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Sunday, May 1, 2016
Ottawa Youth Orchestra Family Concert Day
Ottawa Technical Secondary School
Ottawa, ON
Featuring all performance ensembles of the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy, including three harp ensembles!
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Saturday, April 30, 2016
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Roy Thomson Hall
Toronto, ON
An artist equally praised in the musical capitals of the world as both conductor and composer, German artist Matthias Pintscher makes his TSO podium début with a stimulating programme anchored by Mahler’s exalting Symphony No. 1. He and the much-praised Israeli soloist Inon Barnatan combine their talents for Mozart’s most emotionally searching piano concerto.
Matthias Pintscher: towards Osiris (Canadian Premiere); Mozart: Piano Concerto, No. 24, K, 491; Mahler, Symphony No. 1
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Thursday, April 28, 2016
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Roy Thomson Hall
Toronto, ON
An artist equally praised in the musical capitals of the world as both conductor and composer, German artist Matthias Pintscher makes his TSO podium début with a stimulating programme anchored by Mahler’s exalting Symphony No. 1. He and the much-praised Israeli soloist Inon Barnatan combine their talents for Mozart’s most emotionally searching piano concerto.
Matthias Pintscher: towards Osiris (Canadian Premiere); Mozart: Piano Concerto, No. 24, K, 491; Mahler, Symphony No. 1
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Friday, April 22, 2016
Thirteen Strings: The Red Violin
Dominion-Chalmers United Church
Ottawa, ON
Featuring violinist Yi-Jia Susanne Hou in Corigliano's Suite from the Red Violin plus works by Handel, Frank Bridge, and the composition prizewinner from uOttawa!
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Saturday, April 2, 2016
National Arts Centre Orchestra: Mozart & Strauss
Roy Thomson Hall
Toronto, ON
Featuring the dynamite pianist Gabriela Montero in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 framed by two passionate works by Richard Strass: Don Juan and Death and Transfiguration.
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Thursday, March 31, 2016
National Arts Centre Orchestra: Mozart & Strauss
NAC Southam Hall
Ottawa, ON
Featuring the dynamite pianist Gabriela Montero in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 framed by two passionate works by Richard Strass: Don Juan and Death and Transfiguration.
http://nac-cna.ca/en/event/11246
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
National Arts Centre Orchestra: Mozart & Strauss
NAC Southam Hall
Ottawa, ON
Featuring the dynamite pianist Gabriela Montero in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 framed by two passionate works by Richard Strass: Don Juan and Death and Transfiguration.
http://nac-cna.ca/en/event/11246
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Music at Tabaret: Dances for Spring!
Tabaret Hall (Huguette Labelle Hall)
Ottawa, ON
Join flute and harp duo "G'froerer and Gott" for a prelude to spring, an afternoon of music inspired by movement! From the gentle motions of flowers and water, to the dance traditions of ballet and tango, music and movement are intricately linked.
Featuring the Naiades Fantasy-Sonata by William Alwyn, Dances and Variations by Katherine Hoover, and Debussy's evocative Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune in an extraordinary arrangement by Judy Loman!
http://www.uocal.uottawa.ca/en/node/11954
Sunday, March 13, 2016
National Arts Centre Bursary Benefit Concert
NAC Salon
Ottawa, ON
This concert of chamber music favourites features members of the NAC Orchestra and Phoebe Robertson, 2015 NAC Orchestra Bursary winner. Don’t miss this fabulous concert and the special opportunity to contribute to the development of young musicians!
http://nac-cna.ca/en/event/13553
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Hong Kong Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
National Arts Centre
Ottawa, ON
http://nac-cna.ca/en/event/11176
Friday, March 4, 2016
Hong Kong Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
National Arts Centre
Ottawa, ON
http://nac-cna.ca/en/event/11176
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Hong Kong Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
National Arts Centre
Ottawa, ON
http://nac-cna.ca/en/event/11176
Saturday, February 20, 2016
St. Louis Symphony presents Sibelius and Adams
Powell Hall
St. Louis, MO
David Robertson opens the four-week Shakespeare Festival with dramatic selections from Sibelius’ The Tempest incorporating dreamlike and magical colors. Violinist Leila Josefowicz returns with her “gleaming sound and supple technique” (New York Times) performing John Adams’ Symphony for Violin and Orchestra, Scheherazade.2.
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Friday, February 19, 2016
St. Louis Symphony presents Sibelius and Adams
Powell Hall
St. Louis, MO
David Robertson opens the four-week Shakespeare Festival with dramatic selections from Sibelius’ The Tempest incorporating dreamlike and magical colors. Violinist Leila Josefowicz returns with her “gleaming sound and supple technique” (New York Times) performing John Adams’ Symphony for Violin and Orchestra, Scheherazade.2.
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Saturday, February 6, 2016
Mozart's Flute and Harp Concerto with the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra!
Dominion-Chalmers United Church
Ottawa, ON
Featuring Joanna G'froerer and Michelle Gott in Mozart's sparkling Concerto for Flute and Harp!
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Saturday, January 16, 2016
WolfGANG: Session 5
Mercury Lounge
Ottawa, ON
Take a nocturnal walk on the wild side of classical music with works by Marjan Mozetich, Vivian Fung, Andrew Staniland, Samy Moussa, and Elizabeth Raum!
http://nac-cna.ca/en/event/12834
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy Christmas Concert
Ottawa Technical Secondary School
Ottawa, ON
Featuring all performance ensembles of the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy, including three harp ensembles!
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Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Thirteen Strings: Christmas Candlelight Concert
Dominion-Chalmers United Church
Ottawa, ON
Thirteen Strings ever- popular Christmas Candlelight concert! L’Ensemble vocal senior De La Salle, soprano Jacqueline Woodley and baritone Geoffrey Sirett and Seventeen Voyces join the Thirteen Strings.
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Sunday, November 22, 2015
Music for a Sunday Afternoon
National Gallery of Canada
Ottawa, ON
Presenting members of the Orchestra and special guest artists in an intimate setting at the National Gallery of Canada, these chamber music concerts include many works by composers not frequently heard on NAC Orchestra concerts. This concert will feature an emotional, perhaps cathartic, range of music by composers including Schubert, Hindemith, and Jolivet.
http://nac-cna.ca/en/event/11289
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Roy Thomson Hall
Toronto, ON
Attractive selections from operas composed during the first decade of the twentieth century—two moving arias sung by moonstruck heroines and a kaleidoscopic dance—set the scene for Mahler's gentlest symphony from 1900, with its heavenly finale featuring a soprano solo.
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Thursday, November 12, 2015
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Roy Thomson Hall
Toronto, ON
Attractive selections from operas composed during the first decade of the twentieth century—two moving arias sung by moonstruck heroines and a kaleidoscopic dance—set the scene for Mahler's gentlest symphony from 1900, with its heavenly finale featuring a soprano solo.
click here for more info
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Cafe Classico Series presents the G'froerer & Gott Duo
Shenkman Arts Centre, Lower Lobby
Ottawa, ON
Featuring Judy Loman's fantastic arrangement of Debussy's Prélude a l'après-midi d'un faune, a rare sonata for flute and harp by Sem Dresden, and Vincent Persichetti's charismatic Serenade No. 10!
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Friday, October 23, 2015
Hypatia's Voice Women's Choir
Dominion-Chalmers United Church
Ottawa, ON
Featuring Holst's Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda
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Sunday, October 4, 2015
Northern Lights HarpFest
Nav Centre
Cornwall, ON
Michelle will be presenting workshops on three topics: improving rhythmic skills, the art of rolled chords, and how to increase efficiency in the practice room. Be sure to check out the Northern Lights website for more information on this awesome festival!
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Saturday, October 3, 2015
Northern Lights HarpFest
Nav Centre
Cornwall, ON
Michelle will be presenting workshops on three topics: improving rhythmic skills, the art of rolled chords, and how to increase efficiency in the practice room. Be sure to check out the Northern Lights website for more information on this awesome festival!
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Friday, August 7, 2015
Classical in the Clos: Twilight Impressions and Scintillations
By Chadsey's Cairns Winery
Hillier, ON
Love great wine, food, and music? Join me in Prince Edward County for an exclusive evening presented by Classical in the Clos, a new series pairing classical music with local wine and food in a rustic barn setting. To RSVP for this unique event, please email info@bccwinery.com
This evening's performance will feature music by Saint-Saens, Debussy, and Jocelyn Morlock, and more!
http://www.classical-in-the-clos.com/
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Classical in the Clos: Forest Frolics and Melodies
By Chadsey's Cairns Winery
Hillier, ON
Classical in the Clos invites you and your family to this afternoon, musical adventure in the forest! To RSVP, please email info@bccwinery.com
http://www.classical-in-the-clos.com/
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Classical in the Clos: Starlit Serenades
By Chadsey's Cairns Winery
Hillier, ON
Love great wine, food, and music? Join me in Prince Edward County for an exclusive evening presented by Classical in the Clos, a new series pairing classical music with local wine and food in a rustic barn setting. To RSVP for this unique event, please email info@bccwinery.com
This evening's concert will feature music by Ravel, Piazzola, Sarasate, Bartok, and more!
http://www.classical-in-the-clos.com/
Monday, July 13, 2015
Celebration of Canadian Composers
First Baptist Church
Ottawa, ON
This stellar all-Canadian program will feature some of the best contemporary compositions for flute, viola, and harp including trios by R. Murray Schafer and Kelly-Marie Murphy as well as duos for flute and harp by Schafer and Jocelyn Morlock.
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Saturday, July 11, 2015
WolfGANG: Session 3
Mercury Lounge
Ottawa, ON
Steamy summer nights call for even steamier music. Hear some of the most sultry, electrifying composers from the UK, Canada and New York’s indie classical scene. The temperature is sure to rise.
http://nac-cna.ca/en/event/11108
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Young People's Concert: Savouring the Harp!
Tabaret Hall at the University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON
Welcoming all families! Join us for a delicious pizza lunch and a fun exploration of the harp! On our afternoon adventure, we will hear a variety of musical works for solo harp and harp ensemble as well as special effects unique to this fascinating instrument. This family concert series is proudly presented by Music & Beyond and sponsored by Gabriel Pizza!
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Friday, June 12, 2015
Las Vegas Wine and Music Festival
Nevada State Museum at Springs Preserve
Las Vegas, NV
Featuring Berio's incredible Folk Songs!
http://www.lasvegaswineandmusic.com/
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
MusCan Conference 2015: Contemporary Composers Concert
University of Ottawa: Salle Huguette Labelle in Tabaret
Ottawa, ON
Treat your ears to an afternoon of unique, contemporary repertoire by Canadian composers! Featured works will include duos for percussion and harp by Roydon Tse and Matthew C Todd, a trio with harp by Emilie Cecilia LeBel, and an energetic work for solo harp by Monica Pearce.
http://www.muscan.org/en/
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Diana Krall: Wallflower World Tour
National Arts Centre
Ottawa, ON
http://nac-cna.ca/en/presents/event/10527
Saturday, May 30, 2015
2015 Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Gala
National Arts Centre
Ottawa, ON
Celebrate Canada's most inspiring performing artists at a star-studded Gala featuring incredible performances and tributes. From the pre-show reception with complimentary culinary creations and Canadian wines, to the pomp and circumstance around the arrival of the Governor General, to the champagne after-party, you will quickly understand why this is THE event of the spring season.

6:30pm: Cocktails and canapés
7:00pm: Red carpet arrivals
8:00pm: Performance
10:30pm: Champagne, Desserts, Dance

http://nac-cna.ca/en/event/10583
Saturday, May 9, 2015
WolfGANG: Session 2
Mercury Lounge
Ottawa, ON
This special Ontario Scene Session features music by an enticing array of composers including Kelly-Marie Murphy and R. Murray Schafer.
http://nac-cna.ca/en/orchestra/event/11106
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Ottawa Youth Orchestra Family Concert Day
Ottawa Technical Secondary School
Ottawa, ON
Featuring all performance ensembles of the Ottawa Youth Orchestra
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Sunday, April 12, 2015
National Ballet of Canada: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
National Arts Centre
Ottawa, ON
http://nac-cna.ca/en/dance/event/8357
Saturday, April 11, 2015
National Ballet of Canada: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
National Arts Centre
Ottawa, ON
http://nac-cna.ca/en/dance/event/8357
Friday, April 10, 2015
National Ballet of Canada: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
National Arts Centre
Ottawa, ON
http://nac-cna.ca/en/dance/event/8357
Thursday, April 9, 2015
National Ballet of Canada: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
National Arts Centre
Ottawa, ON
http://nac-cna.ca/en/dance/event/8357
Friday, April 3, 2015
Strings of St. John's
Wakefield Centre
Wakefield, QC
Featuring the Requiem by Gabriel Fauré, Aria in Classic Style by Marcel Grandjany (version for harp and strings), and choral works accompanied by the Strings of St. John's.
http://www.stringsofstjohns.ca/
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Strings of St. John's
The Church of St. John the Evangelist
Ottawa, ON
Featuring the Requiem by Gabriel Fauré, Aria in Classic Style by Marcel Grandjany (version for harp and strings), and choral works accompanied by the Strings of St. John's.
http://www.stringsofstjohns.ca/
Sunday, March 22, 2015
NAC Orchestra Bursary Benefit Concert
National Arts Centre
Ottawa, ON
A concert of exciting chamber music featuring members of the NAC Orchestra and past winners of the NAC Orchestra Bursary Competition!
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Roy Thomson Hall
Toronto, ON
Gianandrea Noseda focuses his trademark intensity on Beethoven’s gloriously energizing Symphony No. 7, and the radiant Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka lends her remarkable voice to works by Wagner and R. Strauss. You’ll also enjoy an attractive rarity in Casella’s lavish rhapsody on popular Italian themes.
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Thursday, March 12, 2015
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Roy Thomson Hall
Toronto, ON
Gianandrea Noseda focuses his trademark intensity on Beethoven’s gloriously energizing Symphony No. 7, and the radiant Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka lends her remarkable voice to works by Wagner and R. Strauss. You’ll also enjoy an attractive rarity in Casella’s lavish rhapsody on popular Italian themes.
click here for more info
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Roy Thomson Hall
Toronto, ON
Gianandrea Noseda focuses his trademark intensity on Beethoven’s gloriously energizing Symphony No. 7, and the radiant Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka lends her remarkable voice to works by Wagner and R. Strauss. You’ll also enjoy an attractive rarity in Casella’s lavish rhapsody on popular Italian themes.
click here for more info
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
G'Froerer and Gott Duo Recital
The Glebe Centre
Ottawa, ON
Presented by the Health Arts Society of Ontario
http://www.healtharts.org/
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Harp and Clarinet Recital with Sean Rice
Glebe Centre
Ottawa, ON
http://glebecentre.ca
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Christmas Candlelight/Noël à la chandelle
St. Andrew's Church
Ottawa, ON
An Ottawa Tradition! This year’s candlelight concert features Purcell’s Christmas Anthem: Behold, I bring you glad tidings, J.S. Bach’s Christmas Cantata: Sehet, welch eine Liebe (Cantata No. 64) and a new cantata Rosa Mystica by Canadian John Burge. The Choir from École secondaire De La Salle and Seventeen Voyces join soloists: Maghan McPhee, soprano; Mark Donnelly, countertenor; Bud Roach, tenor and David Roth, baritone.
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Sunday, December 14, 2014
NAC Orchestra Christmas FanFair
NAC Main Lobby (Foyer)
Ottawa, ON
Presented by the National Arts Centre Orchestra Players' Association and the Friends of the NAC Orchestra, this annual concert and carol sing-along is fun for the whole family! Donations from audience members go directly to two local charities: the Snowsuit Fund and the Ottawa Food Bank.
http://nac-cna.ca/en/orchestra/event/10593
Sunday, December 7, 2014
The Nutcracker
National Arts Centre
Ottawa, ON
Presented by the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Alberta Ballet
http://nac-cna.ca/dance/event/8400
Saturday, December 6, 2014
The Nutcracker
National Arts Centre
Ottawa, ON
Presented by the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Alberta Ballet
http://nac-cna.ca/dance/event/8400
Saturday, December 6, 2014
The Nutcracker
National Arts Centre
Ottawa, ON
Presented by the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Alberta Ballet
http://nac-cna.ca/dance/event/8400
Friday, December 5, 2014
The Nutcracker
National Arts Centre
Ottawa, ON
Presented by the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Alberta Ballet
http://nac-cna.ca/dance/event/8400
Thursday, December 4, 2014
The Nutcracker
National Arts Centre
Ottawa, ON
Presented by the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Alberta Ballet
http://nac-cna.ca/dance/event/8400
Sunday, November 23, 2014
St. Louis Symphony
Powell Hall
St. Louis, MO
Vocalists Susan Graham and Paul Groves perform Mahler’s most personal work, Das Lied von der Erde, alongside David Robertson and the STL Symphony. In this late composition, Mahler uses the instruments of the orchestra to achieve a chamber-style intimacy. STL Symphony Principal Cello Daniel Lee shines in Schumann’s most enigmatic work, the Concerto in A minor.
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Saturday, November 22, 2014
St. Louis Symphony
Powell Hall
St. Louis, MO
Vocalists Susan Graham and Paul Groves perform Mahler’s most personal work, Das Lied von der Erde, alongside David Robertson and the STL Symphony. In this late composition, Mahler uses the instruments of the orchestra to achieve a chamber-style intimacy. STL Symphony Principal Cello Daniel Lee shines in Schumann’s most enigmatic work, the Concerto in A minor.
click here for more info
Friday, November 14, 2014
Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra: A Shropshire Lad!
St. Andrew's Church
Ottawa, ON
A. E. Housman’s poem, A Shropshire Lad, inspired a generation of composers, many of whom went to the war, sadly not to return. This Remembrance Day inspired program features settings by George Butterworth, Vaughan Williams, Ivor Gurney, and John Ireland.
click here for more info
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
New York Philharmonic: Bruckner and Yefim Bronfman
Avery Fisher Hall
New York, NY
Featuring Bruckner's monumental Symphony No. 8
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Saturday, October 25, 2014
New York Philharmonic: Bruckner and Yefim Bronfman
Avery Fisher Hall
New York, NY
Featuring Bruckner's monumental Symphony No. 8
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Friday, October 24, 2014
New York Philharmonic: Bruckner and Yefim Bronfman
Avery Fisher Hall
New York, NY
Featuring Bruckner's monumental Symphony No. 8
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Thursday, October 23, 2014
New York Philharmonic: Bruckner and Yefim Bronfman
Avery Fisher Hall
New York, NY
Featuring Bruckner's monumental Symphony No. 8
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Private Lessons



Michelle offers private lessons in classical harp to students of all experience levels. Under her guidance, students are given focused and supportive training with an emphasis on tone production, technique, basic theoretical knowledge, ensemble skills, musical artistry, and stage presence. Training for advanced students focuses strongly on solo and orchestral repertoire, chamber music, as well as extended techniques and contemporary repertoire.

Harps are made in a variety of sizes and styles with a wide range of price options. Michelle is happy to guide you in finding the best rental or purchase option to suit your needs and budget.


University of Arizona


Located in the vibrant Sonoran desert, the University of Arizona is well-regarded as one of the premiere training grounds for advanced harpists ready to find their voice. As a student here, you will receive weekly masterclasses, lessons, workshops, regular mock auditions, visiting guest artists, and be able to participate in numerous performance ensembles. Students have creative opportunities to arrange, compose, and tour as members of the world-renowned ensemble, HarpFusion, which has toured in Russia, Japan, Indonesia, China, Switzerland, Spain, and Brazil. Come be part of the adventure! For more information, please visit http://harp.music.arizona.edu/

Audition dates in 2019: February 9th and 23rd; March 2nd
For quick access to audition information: https://music.arizona.edu/admissions/auditions/


University of Ottawa



Michelle is currently adjunct faculty at the University of Ottawa. The School of Music at the University of Ottawa is one of Canada's leading music schools located in the heart of the capital city. With its central location and close ties to the National Arts Centre and the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, the School of Music is an ideal place to prepare for a professional career in music. Students regularly receive one-on-one mentorship from some of the world's leading performers as well as masterclasses with guest artists from around the globe. The university also offers a wide range of music degrees in performance, composition, education, piano pedagogy, musicology and theory, as well as a unique program combining the Bachelor of Music with an Honours Bachelor of Science. For more information, please visit https://arts.uottawa.ca/music/.


Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy



For students in Ottawa, this wonderful organization provides an opportunity for young musicians to explore instruments at an early age and to nourish their interests through a comprehensive training program that includes two full orchestras, chamber ensembles, a beginner's and pre-school program, and instruction in music theory and history through Grade 3 in the RCM Syllabus.

Natalie Hoffmann has succeeded me as director of the OYOA harp ensembles, available to students from age 6 through high-school. Harp ensemble classes meet regularly on Saturdays beginning each fall. For more information on the Academy and registration, please visit https://www.oyoa-aojo.ca/public/eng/index.php?p=registration.