Chamberfest 2010 closes with flourish

Our friends at the Chamberfest had another great year. Congrats!


Here is their latest press release:

Ottawa (August 7, 2010): The 17th edition of the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival wrapped up Saturday night with a performance by the Tokyo String Quartet featuring works by Schubert, Bartók and Debussy. Just after the intermission, Glenn Hodgins, Executive Director of the Ottawa Chamber Music Society took to the stage to thank the public funders, individual donors, patrons, sponsors and volunteers for their support.

“We have had a fantastic 16‐day Festival with 95 wonderful concerts and events! The programming was excellent, attendance was up from morning to night ‐  with patrons clearly making good use of their passes ‐ and the artistic success is clear in the many spontaneous and enthusiastic standing ovations for: Frederica von Stade, Stewart Goodyear, the Pacifica Quartet, Ensemble Caprice, the Afiara Quartet, Alexander Tselyakov, Isabelle Faust and many more”, said Glenn Hodgins.

Roman Borys, Artistic Director, added: “Every Festival has its own personality and it’s been extremely rewarding to see Chamberfest 2010 come to life and run its course. Audiences were very strong. Their warm and enthusiastic response inspired music making of the highest level. From both the audience and performer perspectives, I think the 2010 Festival experience rose to a new level and I look forward to contributing to the team effort that will make 2011 even better!”

He concluded by thanking the all the funding partners, without whom the Festival would not be possible.
As the crowd left the concert, Jean Teron, patron and long‐time supporter of the Festival, thanked Roman Borys. “The Festival has brought so many highs including: Constantinople; the Afiara Quartet; Isabelle Faust and the Pacifica Quartet. It is so rewarding to see the very good attendance and the enthusiastic response of listeners. As always, the artistic direction and the musical performances by the Gryphon Trio are exceptional!”

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