Past DOMS Concerts

Winter 2023 Season

  • Shostakovich Chamber Works

    Seminal chamber works by Dimitri Shostakovich to kick off the new year: Piano Quintet in G minor (Op. 57) and four Preludes for Violin and Piano (Op. 34), plus Bibik’s Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 (Op. 85), featuring Anna Baksheeva and Tianping Chen (violins), Shalva Chabukiani (viola), Joan Harrison (cello) and Natalia Bibik-Chabukiani (piano).

  • Music of Andrew Ager

    Music composed and arranged by Ottawa’s own Andrew Ager, including a chamber suite on themes from his new opera Dracula, recently premiered by New Opera Lyra, played by Adam Sperry (tenor), Adam Nelson (violin) and Andrew Ager (piano).

  • Jazz in the Key of Atwood

    Pete Woods (saxophone), Kyle Jordan (guitar) and Jacob Clarke (bass) play music inspired by Margaret Atwood’s literary universe. From warm and witty to dystopic and incisive, the music and words invite us to engage in the here and now.

  • Chinese Music and Beyond

    A showcase of Chinese music, ancient, modern and infused with modern Western influences, featuring traditional musical instruments, the guzheng (‘Chinese zither’), played by Yutong Huang and the pipa (‘Chinese lute’), played by Yadong Guan.

  • Tchaikovsky’s Seasons

    Pianist Roman Timofeev interprets Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons, Op. 37a, a solo piano suite of twelve charming character pieces depicting the months of the year.

  • Electric Pleasures

    JUNO award-winning composer and guitarist Andrew Paul MacDonald, playing electric archtop guitar, and pianist Carmen Picard present an electrifying program of music by Bach, Gershwin, and MacDonald.

  • Renaud–Boudreau Duo

    David Renaud (clarinets, saxophone) and Steve Boudreau (piano) play originals and classics in styles ranging from Swing and Latin to Ballads and Contemporary.

  • Everything Turns

    A DOMS 10th anniversary exclusive presentation: Award-winning Canadian dancer François Richard dances to music performed by distinguished Canadian musicians, Vincent Lauzer (recorder) and Dorothéa Ventura (harpsichord).

  • Wanderlust

    Flautist Lara Deutsch and guitarist Adam Cicchillitti lead a musical world tour exploring folk-inspired repertoire from all across the globe.

  • Beethoven’s 10th for DOMS’ 10th

    Frédéric Lacroix plays early piano sonatas (Op. 10) by the great German composer on a period-accurate fortepiano, a copy of Beethoven's first Viennese instrument.

  • Shadows and Light

    Soprano Kimberley Lynch and pianist Polina Gubnitskaia perform works for voice and piano exploring darkness and light by Boulanger, Poulenc, Ravel, and Price.

  • Hopewell Showcase V

    Students from Hopewell School led by director Marya Woyiwada resume an annual tradition. This year’s performance will feature the school bands, along with excerpts from the year-end musical they are preparing.

Fall 2022 Season

  • Jazz Piano Conversations

    Local jazz pianists Steve Boudreau and Peter Hum play freshly recorded original two-piano material showcasing their distinctive interactive improvising style.

  • A Thanksgiving Offering

    Maria Gajraj, newly appointed organist of Ottawa’s Christ Church Cathedral, plays music themed on gratitude by J.S. Bach, Mendelssohn, Dame Ethel Smyth, Bert Matter and Messiaen.Maria Gajraj, pipe organ

  • Songs of Storms

    Transcendental music by Schubert (Sonatina in A minor, Op. 137-2) and Brahms (Sonata No. 3, Op. 108) for violin and piano.Anna Baksheeva, violin Natalia Bibik-Chabukiani, piano

  • Ed Lister Sextet

    Hard swingin' feel-good music: six of the city's finest come together to perform original music and creative re-interpretations from the ‘Hard Bop’ and ‘Jazz Soul’ eras.Ed Lister, trumpet / leader Mark Ferguson, trombone Mike Tremblay, tenor saxophone Boshko Maric, drums Deniz Lim Serzan, piano JP Lapensee, bass

  • Clair de Lune

    Local Nicholas Deek plays keyboard works from the baroque, classical and romantic eras characterized by beautiful singing melodies and deep inner contrasts.Nicholas Deek, piano

  • Werther of the World

    Selections from Brahms’ magnificent and tragic Piano Quartet in C Minor, also known as the “Werther Quartet”, and complementary works including Elgar’s Salut d’Amour.Sonya, Sweeney, piano Adam Nelson, violin Olivier Philippe Auguste, viola Gabriela Ruiz, cello

  • The Blind and the Beautiful

    Maple Blues award laureates guitarist Lucas Haneman and vocalist Megan Laurence return to DOMS with an unplugged presentation of blues classics and originals.Lucas Haneman, acoustic guitar and vocals Megan Laurence, vocals

  • Harlequinade!

    Music composed for the Commedia del’Arte: 250 years of dramatic music for comic theatre performed on woodwinds by The Harmonious Pigs Trio.Shauna Barker, clarinet Susan Butler, oboe Benjamin Glossop, bassoon

  • The Guitarist-Composer

    A celebration of composer-interpreters: poetic works written idiosyncratically for their instrument by Dilermando Reis, Garoto, Agustín Barrios Mangoré, Francisco Tárrega and Johann Kaspar Mertz.Andrew Mah, guitar

  • As the Seasons Turn

    Pianist Kevin Chen explores darkness and shadows in music with Haydn’s stormy Sonata in C major, Ravel’s ghoulish Gaspard de la nuit, and Chopin’s ‘Funeral March’ Sonata.Kevin Chen, piano

  • Exquisite Elgar

    A showcase of music by England’s most prominent romantic, Edward Elgar, including his 'Sea Pictures' song-cycle for mezzo-soprano, cello concerto, and Salut d’Amour.Pauline van der Roest, mezzo-soprano Joan Harrison, cello Frédéric Lacroix, piano

  • Jazz for the Holidays

    A celebration of music for the season, featuring jazz trio versions of Christmas carols, popular favourites and selections from Charlie Brown’s Christmas album.Mark Ferguson, piano & trombone Scott Latham, vibraphone & percussion John Geggie, double bass

Spring 2022 Season

  • Gypsy Muse

    Inspired by the legacy of legendary manouche guitarist Django Reinhardt, Justin Duhaime (guitar) and David Renaud (clarinet) bring new energy to jazz standards.

  • Schubert: The Traveller

    Mathieu Gaudet performs works by Schubert, including the virtuosic Wanderer Fantasy, composed around the romantic figure of the lone traveller.

  • Alouette Space Agency

    Contemporary jazz with an eight-piece band featuring two drummers, two keyboardists, trombone, flutes and saxophones.

  • Towards a New Era

    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.

  • Nebula Organ Trio

    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.

  • Beau Soir

    Jenifir Thies-Thompson, David Thies-Thompson, and Caroline Léonardelli play French music for flute, violin, viola, and harp by Debussy, Saint-Saëns, and Ibert.

  • Fuego

    Combining the tradition of flamenco with Latin American music, Katarzyna Musiał and Hanser Santos Gómez bring music to life with elements of flamenco dance.

  • Faces of Love

    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.

  • Reaching In, Reaching Out

    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.

  • À la Française

    Victor Herbiet and Jean Desmarais play some of their favourite works for saxophone and piano by francophone composers from France, Belgium, Québec and Ontario.

  • Open Skies

    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.

  • Bach Avant Tout

    Pianist Patrick Cashin celebrates J.S. Bach’s monumental work The Well-Tempered Clavier and its influence on composers of the following centuries.

  • Music of the Enlightenment

    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

  • Ray Charles Tribute Hour

    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

  • The Last War Sonata

    Masterworks for keyboard/piano by J. S. Bach, Schumann, Liszt/Wagner and Prokofiev. Fiona Wu, piano

  • Dynamic String Duos

    An engaging and varied program of duo works from the classical era to contemporary. Brenna Hardy-Kavanagh, violin/viola; Sonya Matoussova, cello

  • Everybody Digs Bill Evans

    An exploration of the great American jazz pianist’s most celebrated and provocative compositions. Garry Elliott, guitar; Steve Boudreau, piano

  • Préludes

    A mixture of baroque, folk, and newly-commissioned Canadian works for solo cello. Julia MacLaine, cello (NACO)

  • Michael Hanna & The Boys

    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

  • Music We’ve Been Missing

    A program of beloved vocal works from the worlds of Oratorio, Musical Theatre, and more. Ania Hejnar, soprano; Judy Ginsburg, piano

  • Animals & Fairy Tales

    Cats, mice, birds, wolves & magic: an imaginative program of piano music exploring animals in literature. Chenxing Huang, piano

  • Holst’s Planets

    Duo Octavian's two-piano arrangement of Holst's classic. Suren Barry, piano; Carson Becke, piano

  • Shades of Grief

    Coriolis Piano Trio examines grief and transcendence through works by Lekeu, Pärt, and Rachmaninoff. Tomoko Inui, piano; Jung Tsai, violin; Rebecca Morton, cello

  • Pool of Light

    Hope and wisdom shone through the lens of Canadian poet/philosopher/musician Jan Zwicky. Peter Woods, saxophone; Tom Reynolds, piano

  • Weekes’ Wilderness

    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

  • “Rejoice, you hearts”

    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.

  • From Bach to Bibik

    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.

  • My Piano Pieces

    Montreal pianist and composer Steve Amirault presents a set of original pieces ranging from melancholic folk-influenced songs to hard swinging jazz works.

  • Diabolus in Me

    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

  • 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.

  • A Spicy Blend of 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. With Karen Rauh, piano; Allyson Rogers, drums; Mark Fraser, bass; Adrian Matte, tenor saxophone

  • Sounds of Nature

    Harpsichordist Susan Toman explores music by French composers of the Baroque who delighted in incorporating sounds of the natural world into their compositions.

  • The Classical Piano

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Firebird

    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.

  • Shakespeare’s Viola

    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

  • Sleepers Wake

    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

Spring 2021 Season