Inspired by the legacy of legendary manouche guitarist Django Reinhardt, Justin Duhaime (guitar) and David Renaud (clarinet) bring new energy to jazz standards.
Past DOMS Concerts
Spring 2022 Season
Mathieu Gaudet performs works by Schubert, including the virtuosic Wanderer Fantasy, composed around the romantic figure of the lone traveller.
Contemporary jazz with an eight-piece band featuring two drummers, two keyboardists, trombone, flutes and saxophones.
Thierry Montpetit shows the evolution of Beethoven’s musical language, which heralded a new age of music making, in three of the composer’s great piano sonatas.
Bringing to mind the best of the classic jazz organ trio format and beyond, the Nebula Organ Trio offers a mix of slow jams, burners, and original numbers.
Jenifir Thies-Thompson, David Thies-Thompson, and Caroline Léonardelli play French music for flute, violin, viola, and harp by Debussy, Saint-Saëns, and Ibert.
Combining the tradition of flamenco with Latin American music, Katarzyna Musiał and Hanser Santos Gómez bring music to life with elements of flamenco dance.
Soprano Julia Jordan and pianist Jean Desmarais explore the many faces of love through song, from Britten’s patriotic love to Ravel’s new love and more.
The Despax String Quartet and Modasaurus express their internal thoughts, deep emotions and hope in a classical-jazz fusion journey with works by James McGowan.
Victor Herbiet and Jean Desmarais play some of their favourite works for saxophone and piano by francophone composers from France, Belgium, Québec and Ontario.
Putting the interactive nature of jazz in the foreground, Tom Reynolds, George Koller, and Lorne Matthew Nehring share songs that convey emotional vitality and depth.
Pianist Patrick Cashin celebrates J.S. Bach’s monumental work The Well-Tempered Clavier and its influence on composers of the following centuries.
Violinist Adam Nelson and pianist Roland Graham play music for violin and piano by J.S. Bach, G.F. Handel and W.A. Mozart to conclude the season.
Winter 2022 Season
Music by the iconic and ground breaking artist, performed by an all-star line up of the best in local talent. Jeff Rogers, piano/vocals; Jamie Holmes, drums; Ed Lister, trumpet; Petr Cancura, saxophone
Masterworks for keyboard/piano by J. S. Bach, Schumann, Liszt/Wagner and Prokofiev. Fiona Wu, piano
An engaging and varied program of duo works from the classical era to contemporary. Brenna Hardy-Kavanagh, violin/viola; Sonya Matoussova, cello
An exploration of the great American jazz pianist’s most celebrated and provocative compositions. Garry Elliott, guitar; Steve Boudreau, piano
A mixture of baroque, folk, and newly-commissioned Canadian works for solo cello. Julia MacLaine, cello (NACO)
Timeless blues, jazz and soul originals and classics including hits from Bill Withers and Donny Hathaway. Michael Hanna Sr., vocals; Ed Lister, trumpet/keys; Alex Moxon, guitar; JP Lapensee, bass; Jamie Holmes, drums
A program of beloved vocal works from the worlds of Oratorio, Musical Theatre, and more. Ania Hejnar, soprano; Judy Ginsburg, piano
Cats, mice, birds, wolves & magic: an imaginative program of piano music exploring animals in literature. Chenxing Huang, piano
Duo Octavian's two-piano arrangement of Holst's classic. Suren Barry, piano; Carson Becke, piano
Coriolis Piano Trio examines grief and transcendence through works by Lekeu, Pärt, and Rachmaninoff. Tomoko Inui, piano; Jung Tsai, violin; Rebecca Morton, cello
Hope and wisdom shone through the lens of Canadian poet/philosopher/musician Jan Zwicky. Peter Woods, saxophone; Tom Reynolds, piano
A folk quartet performs original, contemporary folk music inspired by Northern wilderness. Kate Weekes, guitar/banjo/vocals; James Stephens, fiddle/mandolin; Brian Sanderson, sousaphone; Rob Graves, percussion
Fall 2021 Season
Easter Cantatas BWV 4 "Christ lag in Todes Banden" and BWV 66 "Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen", with chorus, soloists, and baroque orchestra, celebrating the victory of life over death and freedom over shackles.
Duet AnNat, Anna Klochkova (violin) and Natalia Bibik-Chabukiani (piano), performs sonatas from the baroque, romantic and contemporary worlds demonstrating the continuity of music across the ages.
Montreal pianist and composer Steve Amirault presents a set of original pieces ranging from melancholic folk-influenced songs to hard swinging jazz works.
Influenced by the community, culture and sounds of their city, Gatineau jazz trio Diabolus in Musica performs music that speaks to fans across the musical spectrum. With Denis Rousseau, trombone; Mia Beaudoin-Dion, piano; Kieran Warskett-Lambert, double bass
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.
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. With Karen Rauh, piano; Allyson Rogers, drums; Mark Fraser, bass; Adrian Matte, tenor saxophone
Harpsichordist Susan Toman explores music by French composers of the Baroque who delighted in incorporating sounds of the natural world into their compositions.
In his debut solo recital, pianist Jeremy Hare-Chang (student of Roland Graham) explores contrast in idiosyncratic works by J. S. Bach, Beethoven, and Chopin.
Duo Cecilia, Gertrude Létourneau (flute) and Catherine Donkin (piano), plays a colourful program of music by Mel Bonis, Jules Mouquet and Claude Debussy.
Andrew Sords (violin) and Cheryl Duvall (piano) unite to play works by Poulenc, Chopin, Ravel, and Saint-Saëns in this characterful and impassioned program.
Alexis Reed (soprano) and Lucas Porter (piano) offer a blended 19th/20th century program of vocal and solo piano works by Granados, Stravinsky, Strauss and Grieg.
A pairing of music and poetry: works by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Ichmouratov arranged for viola interspersed with Shakespeare, Walter and Misbakhova. With Elvira Misbakhova, viola; Irina Krasnyanskaya, piano; Alina Ichmouratov, narrator
Southminster’s Chamber Choir, baroque orchestra and soloists, directed by Roland Graham, presents Bach’s Advent Cantata, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140 and Harpsichord Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052