Beethoven and Schumann Festival

Jonathan Biss

Benjamin Ealovega

5-concert series starting at $115

NAC Southam Hall

“When soul meets soul on lovers' lips.”
– Percy Bysshe Shelley, Prometheus Unbound

Ludwig van Beethoven and Robert Schumann, each represented by a collection of their complete output in one art-form, reveal their innermost personae. Beethoven: a storm, powerful, unpredictable, with a voice both heroic and lyrical. Schumann reveals to us a childlike tenderness, by turns melancholic and joyful.

From Schumann’s symphonies, expect fresh interpretations with light brushstrokes, vivid sound palettes, and sharp contrasts. From the Beethoven piano concertos, get set for dazzling virtuosity, passion and soul as each soloist brings a unique approach.

Through intimate pre- and post-concert events you’ll develop a deeper understanding of these two Romantic era composers.

Join Alexander Shelley, the NAC Orchestra, and a roster of world-renowned pianists, as they interpret these expressive and timeless masterpieces.


Schumann and the Songwriters

After each Festival concert from October 12 to 20 starting at 10 p.m. we will hold late night, post-concert music salons, and featuring brilliant Canadian singer-songwriters exploring Schumann’s lieder and its connection to song writing today.

Hosted by Ottawa Jazz Fest’s Petr Cancura, with special guest Alexander Shelley.

Where: The Backstage & Le Salon

When: From October 12 to 20 at 10 pm

$10 ticket in advance or at the door.

Cash bar available.

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