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The Editor
Sound of Music
KW & Beyond
Dick announces...
Tie the Knot at CNE
Betraying Our Children
Herwig Wandschneider
Dick reports...
Sybille reports
Ham Se det jehört?
Métis Arts Festival
TSO & Detroit Symphony
COC's Complete Ring Cycle
RBC Seniors' Jubilee
Darstellung Deutschlands
Claudia Schiffer Promotes
German Historical Museum
International AIDS Conference
Werner Herzog Welcomed
Praise after World Cup
Close - but no cigar
Magic of Soccer
German-built Space Lab
Biofuels Show Promise
Easy Border Crossing

"The Hill" is Alive
with the Sound of Music

Experience the Sounds of Ottawa’s International Chamber Music Festival

Ottawa – The Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival officially kicks off on July 22nd and runs to August 5th. The largest chamber music festival in the world, this event will showcase more than 250 classical musicians playing in 19 cultural venues across Ottawa.

The festival will begin with a concert featuring acclaimed tenor Richard Margison. Through its two-week run, the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival will host musical greats like Louis Lortie, Anton Kuerti and the Turtle Island String Quartet in extraordinary venues like Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica and the National Gallery of Canada.

Music enthusiasts can buy an adult passport for $80 ($40 for students) to attend over 100 concerts—all but the 13 "Pass-Plus" concerts (which require an additional $20 fee). The festival offers something for everyone including free concerts along Sparks Street and at Rideau Hall.

"With its rich supply of cultural assets, Ottawa has always attracted visitors seeking enriching experiences. The Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival fits in well with our portfolio of offerings, and because this festival is the largest of its kind in the world, we attract visitors from every corner of the globe," said Jacques Burelle, President and CEO of Ottawa Tourism. "Many Canadians don’t realize that these cultural opportunities exist in their own backyard."

Last year over 62,000 music lovers attended the festival; however, the CBC also broadcasted many of the concerts increasing the number of listeners to over 20 million.

Given Ottawa’s fabulous restaurants and excellent hotels, Canadians who love fine music can make a weekend out of it.

Accommodation may be booked using Ottawa Tourism’s website at – just click on "Book A Visit." Fifteen local properties are currently offering the popular Third Night Half-Price promotion.

Ottawa Tourism provides industry leadership and destination marketing to service the travel media and attract visitors, tours and conventions to Ottawa and Canada’s Capital Region. Visit Ottawa Tourism at


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