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Jonathan Biss © Benjamin Ealovega
  • Beethoven Piano Sonata Op. 31, No. 2, “The Tempest”
  • Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2
  • Schumann Symphony No. 2

Jonathan Biss. Astounding Pianist. Thoughtful Juxtapositions. Fresh Approach.

Under the baton of NAC Orchestra Music Director Alexander Shelley, world-renowned pianist Jonathan Biss brings to life the restless and searching spirits of Beethoven and Schumann, two of the most celebrated composers of the Romantic Era.   Beethoven went deaf. Schumann battled mental illness. Both geniuses were surprisingly young when they composed some of their most notable works.

Come early, and take in a Pre-Concert Talk with Alexander Shelley, Ottawa Citizen Music Critic Natasha Gauthier and acclaimed Canadian Artist and Illustrator, Anita Kunz. 7 p.m. in the NAC Main Foyer.

Stay late, and enjoy Schumann and the Songwriters. Note this is a separately ticketed event.10 p.m. at the Backstage.

Enjoy with newly renovated Southam Hall. Better Seats. Better Sound. Better Access.

Schumann and the Songwriters 
NAC Salon | October 12, 13, 19 & 20 at 10 pm

Alexander Shelley has invited Ottawa Jazz Festival’s Petr Cancura to co-host late night music salons with brilliant Canadian songwriters, as they explore Schumann’s lieder and the magic of contemporary song. Event details available in June 2016. 

Jonathan Biss © Benjamin Ealovega