Chamberfest presents Ironwood Quartet with Jamie Parker

“For our July in January selection, I’ve chosen Ironwood Quartet with Jamie Parker. 2021 was my first summer festival as Artistic Director of Ottawa Chamberfest, and as such, it was my pleasure to share one of my chamber projects that’s nearest and dearest to my heart: the Ironwood Quartet. In this concert, Ironwood performs Mendelsohn’s Quartet, Op. 44, No. 1 in D major, a bright and bubbly work which opens like champagne before travelling through sublime middle movements to a brilliant and rousing finale. We’re then joined by Gryphon Trio pianist (and Chamberfest fan favourite) Jamie Parker for Dohnányi’s Piano Quintet, No. 1 in c minor, a grandiose and epic work featuring gorgeous string solos and triumphant highs. This program was the perfect welcome back after a summer off: it’s celebratory, barn-burning, and just what you’d expect from Ottawa Chamberfest.”

– Carissa Klopoushak, Chamberfest Artistic Director

NOTE: July in January videos are available for viewing Friday, January 28 — Monday, February 28.