Kamancello is an instrumental duo from Toronto comprising Raphael Weinroth-Browne on cello and Shahriya Jamshidi on kamancheh. Raphael Weinroth-Browne is an Ottawa native who studied cello at the University of Ottawa; Shahriya Jamshidi hails from Kermanshah, Iran, and studied at the Art University of Tehran. As Kamancello, they perform primarily improvised music that is profound in its beauty and emotional richness. Music that is simply breathtaking. Kamancello are celebrating the release of their self-titled debut album with a performance at Pressed on Gladstone this evening. We will hear a taste of their wonderful music with a live-in-studio performance. https://pressed-ottawa.com/events/ This Sunday, Music & Beyond will be presenting the first concert in a series by Constantinople called "The Four Skies, the Four Seasons". This series will feature four concerts by Constantinople all at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, each with very special guests. Kiya Tabassian, founder of Constantinople, will be joining me to introduce these concerts. Under the Syrian Musical Sky This Sunday 7pm with incredible Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh Under the Indian Musical Sky February 18 4pm with Carnatic flutist Shashank Subramanyam Under the Estonian Musical Sky April 9th 7pm with Estonian vocalist and violinist Maarja Nuut Under the Persian Musical Sky June 10 4pm with the incomparable Kayhan Kalhor(!!!) https://musicandbeyond.ca/event/four-skies-four-seasons-quatre-ciels-quatre-saisons/ We will also look at the NAC's Ideas of North Festival, centered primarily on the music of Jean Sibelius, which I am very happy about, as conductor Alexander Shelley and principal guest conductor John Storgards have really elevated the NAC Orchestra with several superb performances of Sibelius last season. The festival features four of his 7 supreme symphonies, many of his symphonic poems, his violin concerto, but also features a couple of extreme rarities for Ottawa: contemporary Finnish composers Kalevi Aho and Kaija Saariaho with the former's 14th symphony performed by the visiting Lapland Chamber Orchestra from Finland, and the latter's violin concerto "Graal Theatre". https://nac-cna.ca/en/orchestra/packages/ideas-of-north A week of wonderful live music in Ottawa!
Constantinople - Terres Turquoises - Atma
|Speaking with Kiya Tabassian|
Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko - Itinerant Gardens - Ma Case
|When it rains it pours, if there were not enough great concerts to attend this week. Trio Da Kali will be performing in Quebec, Montreal, Toronto tonight, tomorrow, Saturday!
Trio Da Kali and Kronos Quartet - Ladilikan - World Circuit
Kaija Saariaho/Gidon Kremer, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Chateau de l'Ame - Sony Classical
|Kamancello live in studio.|
|Improvisation no. 1|
Kamancello - Live in Studio
|Improvisation no. 2|
Kamancello - Live in Studio