On Saturday, November 10, Carissa Klopoushak joins John Kofi Dapaah in his second Studio Session at Ottawa Pianos & Keyboards. Repertoire includes Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” Sonata, John Adams’ Road Movies, “Blues” from Ravel’s Sonata No. 2 in G major, Myroslav Skoryk’s Melody, and some jazz.
What happens when you take one JUNO Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, one National Arts Centre Orchestra violinist, one genre-defying contemporary dancer and one critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter and see what they create? We're about to find out.
It was such a pleasure to perform at Venturing Hills Farm Sunday afternoon as part of their Pontiac Enchanté concert series. Phil Chiu and I had another opportunity to reprise the repertoire of our recent SOUNDWORLDS disc, performing the entire album from start to finish.
In Ottawa on March 18th, Alexandru Sura (cimbalom) and Thibault Bertin-Maghit (bass) join Carissa Klopoushak in a unique program that explores Eastern European folk music as it intersects with the classical tradition. You’ll hear some folk-inspired classical violin favourites, including Ravel’s Tzigane and Bartok’s Romanian Folk Dances - inspired by, reimagined, and rearranged in a folk tradition.
One of my favourite holiday traditions is ringing in the New Year with a New Year's Day concert with Prairie Virtuosi. It’s so wonderful to reconnect musically with my friends and colleagues in my hometown, Saskatoon.
Ironwood is Jessica Linnebach and Carissa Klopoushak (violins), Julia MacLaine (cello), and David Marks (viola), a quartet of curious musicians who spend most (but not all) of their musical time playing with the NAC orchestra.
The 7th edition of Ritornello Fest is over! Ritornello is the only chamber music festival in Saskatoon, founded and directed by Carissa Klopoushak and Jacqueline Woods. It takes place annually the last weekend of May in downtown Saskatoon.
Carissa is featured in an article in the Ukrainian Weekly Newspaper “New Pathway” / “Новий Шлях,” written by Stephanie Turenko. Based on an interview after a NACO concert to Toronto, just before the first WolfGANG Sessions chamber concert, the article reads as a "day in the life."
A brand new series presented by the NAC and Mercury Lounge, WolfGANG Sessions reinvents the typical classical music experience by pushing it out of its comfort zone. The music mixes contemporary and indie classical with exciting collaborations between NAC Orchestra musicians, video projection artists and DJs.
While performing with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Carissa performed on their new recording, Richard Tognetti and ACO play Vivaldi - The 4 Seasons. Made to celebrate the ACO's 40th anniversary, the album features many of Vivaldi's iconic concerti. Listen to it here.
I'm very pleased to share that I've joined Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa as of September 1, 2014. I've had the great pleasure of playing and traveling with this group extensively for the last 5 years, and am happy to make a home in this great city with these wonderful colleagues.
I'm honoured to announce that I've been given the opportunity to play the 1869 Jean Baptiste Vuillaume (with Vuillaume model bow) from the Canada Council Musical Instrument Bank for the next three years.