Ottawa New Music Creators


Upcoming New Music Concert: Ensemble Variances – Ottawa Debut (Chamberfest)

Presented by Ottawa Chamberfest, France's Ensemble Variances makes their Ottawa debut Nov. 12 at Dominion-Chalmers United Church, in a performance featuring Claude Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune).

The six-piece ensemble, led by acclaimed new music composer Thierry Pécou, will also introduce two of Pécou's most celebrated compositions, alongside favourite works by Igor Stravinsky and Astor Piazzolla. Known as a "master of perpetual motion" (Le Figaro), Pécou's group features violin, cello, clarinet, piano, saxophone and flute.

The 2017-18 Chamberfest Concert Series is presented by Ottawa Chamberfest. Tickets are available online at, by phone at 613-234-6306, or in person at 4 Florence St., Suite 201.


Ensemble Variances   

7:30 p.m., Sunday November 12
Dominion-Chalmers United Church
355 Cooper St. (O’Connor and Lisgar)

Claude Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Camille Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso arr. Georges Bizet
Thierry Pécou: Quelqu’un parle au tango
Igor Stravinsky: Suite from L’histoire du soldat
Svante Henryson: Off Pist
Darius Milhaud: Caramel Mou
Astor Piazzolla: Le Grand Tango
Thierry Pécou: Les Machines désirantes


Curtis Perry