Concert: Classical Café, launch, Sun Jan 31, 2 pm

NationalAcademyOrchestra_chamberplayers_2007.jpgSunday Jan 31 at 2 pm, the launch of the Classical Café,  a series of monthly concerts in association with the Brott Music Festival, at Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton. Admission is $10 at the door, and all proceeds go to the musicians. Subsequent dates are Sunday February 21, Sunday March 21, and Sunday April 18, all at 2 pm The Classical Café offers a wonderful chance for emerging professional musicians to perform new works in their repertoire with new combinations of players, in a warm intimate setting. And the Classical Café offers a delightful experience for listeners, in a cabaret setting over an espresso or a glass of wine.

The musicians, drawn from the alumnae of the National Academy Orchestra and Brott Music Festival, will perform classical chamber works for small ensembles (duos, trios, quartets).

The National Academy Orchestra of Canada is Canada’s only professional training orchestra, and one of the few of its unique concept in the world. Top music graduates are paired with professional musicians from across North America, who act as mentors. To date, the NAO has graduated over 1,000 students into the profession, in its 21 years of creating world-class musicians. The NAO is the orchestra-in-residence of the Brott Music Festival and performs throughout the Hamilton/Halton regions from May to August each year. For more information visit

Artword Artbar, the latest project of Ronald Weihs and Judith Sandiford of Artword Theatre, is a neighbourhood bar in the James North Art District, that the owners are transforming into an arts hub for live music, art, poetry, theatre and dance. For more information visit

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