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July 26-Aug. 9 chamberfest.com

The world’s largest cham­ber mu­sic fes­ti­val, Ot­tawa’s own Chamberfest, turns 25 this year! Cham­ber mu­sic, com­posed for only a hand­ful of in­stru­ments, was the in­die mu­sic of the 18th cen­tury, when or­ches­tral clas­si­cal was pop. The fes­ti­val’s im­pres­sive lineup and at­ten­dance prove how pop­u­lar the genre con­tin­ues to be. Con­certs, free pan­els, and in­ter­views with artists take place at in­ter­est­ing venues all over the city. Among this year’s events Ro­mani vi­o­lin­ist Roby Lakatos and his en­sem­ble open the fes­ti­val at Do­min­ion-Chalmers United Church (July 26); the Cana­dian

Gui­tar Quar­tet plays the

Na­tional Gallery of Canada

(Aug. 7); Tran­syl­va­nian singer

Koszika mar­ries tango and jazz stan­dards at La Nou­velle Scène (Aug. 1); and, for two evenings, Gov­er­nor Gen­eral’s Award­win­ning pi­anist An­gela He­witt con­tin­ues her Bach Odyssey through the em­i­nent com­poser’s key­board works at Do­min­ionChalmers (Aug. 4 & 6).

Roby Lakatos

An­gela He­witt

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