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CLASSICAL MUSIC AT NOON HOUR

4/24/2007

[Ottawa, Ontario – April, 2007] – The noon-hour lunch-time concert series in the beautiful Rideau Chapel at the National Gallery met with such success when it took place during Alberta Scene that Quebec Scene will run a similar series from April 24 – May 4th with a selection of talented and diverse performers.

Tuesday, April 24th at noon, rising cello star Audrey Nadeau takes the stage of the Rideau Chapel. One of eight cellists accepted into this year’s world renowned New York String Orchestra Seminar directed by Jaime Laredo, Audrey will perform works by Schubert (Arpeggione Sonata in A major, D 821), Dvorak (Cello Concerto in B minor, Opus 104) and Malcolm Forsyth (Eclectic Suite for Cello and Piano).

Thursday, May 3rd at noon brings the Montreal Guitar Trio (MG3). With guitarists Glenn Levesque, Marc Morin and Sebastien Dufour comes a group that combines both a passionate virtuosity with a sense of humour. This trio has become well known for a blend of music forms from classical to jazz to world music. Their program includes pieces from Félix Leclerc and Ennio Morricone to hot rumba and tango rhythms together with Glenn’s original compositions.

On Friday, May 4th at noon Ensemble Caprice, under the artistic direction of Matthias Maute and Sophie Larivière, will play the Chapel stage. The ensemble is renowned for its innovative interpretations of baroque music and has created its own concert series at Redpath Hall in Montreal. It was recently nominated for the Conseil Québécois de la Musique's prestigious Prix Opus award in three different categories, including best early music concert and CD.

Tickets for all of the above are available for $10 at the NAC Box Office, calling 613-755-1111 or online at www.quebecscene.ca or at the door one hour before show time.

Tickets for all Quebec Scene events are on sale now. For detailed information on how to purchase tickets on-line, by phone or in-person, as well as for more detailed information on all the Quebec Scene shows and events, please consult the event website at www.quebecscene.ca.

The National Arts Centre Foundation gratefully acknowledges support by Major Sponsor SAQ, Program Sponsors Enbridge and Gaz Metro, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Casino du Lac-Leamy, Bombardier and Alcan. Supporting sponsors are Canril Corporation, Interinvest, Galaxie:The CBC’s Continuous Music Network, the National Capital Commission and the Lord Elgin Hotel. Media partners include Official Broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada, Énergie, Rock Détente, Gesca Limitée, notably through La Presse and Le Droit, the National Post and the Ottawa Citizen. Government partners are the Government of Canada, the Government of Québec through the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Canada Council for the Arts. The NAC Foundation also extends a warm thank you to the National Arts Centre Friends-Quebec, a committed group of individuals and corporations who understand the need to support arts and culture and especially Quebec artists, and particular thanks to Honorary Chairs Yves and Carol Fortier.

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For more information please contact:
Whitney Zelmer
Knock on Wood Communications + Events
613.236.8452
Mobile: 613.864.9571
whitney@kowpr.com


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