Café Classico - G'froerer and Gott

Presented by: Shenkman Arts Centre Presents

Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 1 pm

Savour the sounds of classical music performed by members of the National Arts Centre Orchestra. This relaxed Sunday afternoon chamber concert is hosted in a cabaret-style setting in the majestic lower lobby and will include freshly baked croissants and coffee.

Joanna G'froerer 

One of Canada’s finest flutists, Joanna G’froerer enjoys an exciting career as an orchestral player, chamber musician, soloist and educator. Joanna G’froerer has been principal flute of Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra since 1992, after winning the audition for that position at the age of 20.

Ms. G’froerer performs regularly as a soloist with the NAC Orchestra, having appeared as concerto soloist in over thirty different programs since joining the ensemble. She has also performed as flute soloist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Victoria Symphony, the Kingston Symphony, the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, the former CBC Radio Orchestra and the Peterborough Symphony, as well as with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra after winning the wind division of the MSO Competition in 1990.

Michelle Gott

Praised for her “exquisite playing” by The Ottawa Citizen, Michelle Gott is an award-winning and versatile harpist active in Canada and the United States. As an orchestral musician, Ms. Gott has played with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the Boston Pops. She has performed extensively for productions on Broadway, including The Producers and The Fantastiks and for artists such as Olivia Newton-John and Jennifer Sheehan. Ms. Gott has been featured in recital at the National Arts Centre, and as a soloist with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, the Atlantic String Quartet, and the Juilliard Chamber Orchestra as winner of the 2009 Juilliard Concerto Competition.

An avid performer of contemporary music, she has twice been a member of the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra in Switzerland under the direction of Pierre Boulez. A winner of numerous national competitions, Ms. Gott is also a recipient of Juilliard’s Peter Mennin Prize for Outstanding Leadership and Achievement in the Arts as well as the Richard F. French grant for her doctoral dissertation research on the music of Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer. She is currently on faculty at the University of Ottawa, where she teaches the harp studio and coaches chamber music. She is also the director of harp ensembles for the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy. Ms. Gott holds three degrees (BM, MM, DMA) from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Nancy Allen.

Stellae Boreales is Ottawa Suzuki Strings’ premier performance violin ensemble, formed from the school’s senior students. The musicians range in age from 12 to 17, and most have been studying the violin since the age of 4 or 5. The ensemble has toured widely, with performances in Victoria B.C., China, New York City, Iceland and Washington D.C.

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Ages: All ages
Language: English

Tickets (all-in price):
Regular: $12

Tickets are only available by calling 613-580-2700 or by visiting our box office in person.

Venue: Lower Lobby
Genre: Music

November 08 at 1:00 pm