Spellbinding precision. Unparalleled technique. Beautiful baroque. Don’t miss the third recital in Hewitt’s Bach Odyssey series!
Bach’s suites of fashionable dances caused a sensation in the palaces of Baroque Europe. Three centuries later, his Partitas sparkle with virtuosity and charm at the hands of Ottawa’s own Angela Hewitt, known worldwide as the outstanding Bach pianist of her generation. Her 1997 recording of the Partitas received rave reviews as an “unalloyed pleasure… effortlessly eclipsing all competitors.” These dances form the heart of Recital III of Hewitt’s ambitious Bach Odyssey — her four-year quest to perform all the major keyboard works of the 18th century German master.
The National Arts Centre Orchestra in partnership with Ottawa Chamber Music Society (Chamberfest) will present these recitals alongside London’s Wigmore Hall, The 92nd Street Y in New York City, and at other locations around the world including Tokyo and Florence in this extremely ambitious concert series.
Hewitt will lend her distinctive voice, remarkable colour, and sparkling clarity to her performances in Ottawa, the first of which – Recitals I & II - took place in March 2017 at Dominion-Chalmers United Church, as part of the Chamberfest Concert Series. Now, she turns to Recital III, in Southam Hall, as part of Canada Scene.
During the 2017/18 Season, Hewitt will perform Recital IV as part of the NAC Orchestra’s Great Performers Series in Southam Hall, with the two following recitals to be presented in July/August 2018 as part of Chamberfest’s annual international summer festival.