4-concert series starting at $85
The world’s greatest classical artists in recital and visiting orchestras perform on Canada’s national stage.
This series is made possible with support from Peng Lin and Yu Gu.
The Pipa can trace its popularity in China to the second century BC. A four-stringed, lute-like instrument, it is said that its musical name derives from the two basic strumming techniques used to play the instrument: “pi” is the outward stroke, “pa” the inward. Enormously versatile, in the hands of a master such as Wu Man, this ancient instrument makes remarkable music that honours its history while embracing new challenges, such as lending its distinct tones to the soundtrack for Kung Fu Panda 3!
A classical musician who wears black and gold Adidas on stage? A piano prodigy who plays at the Grammy’s with Metallica and Pharrell Williams? A concert pianist of international renown who improvs with LeBron James? Lang Lang is all these and much more. Among the world’s finest and most revered classical musicians with a huge, devoted following of purists and progressives alike, Lang Lang is passionate about bringing classical music to new audiences. A performer of incomparable warmth and generosity, Lang Lang is a unique cultural phenomenon. Lang Lang in Recital is a musical experience you are unlikely ever to forget.
Beloved pianist Angela Hewitt performs The Bach Odyssey in recital. Her ambitious exploration of J.S. Bach’s complete solo keyboard works continues with Recital IV. The Bach Odyssey is presented in partnership with the Ottawa Chamber Music Society.
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