75 concerts!

July 4 – 17 juillet



…classical music and so much more!

Ottawa, Canada

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Music and Beyond is very excited to be taking part in GivingTuesday on November 27th

GivingTuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering. It takes place each year after Black Friday. This wonderful Initiative harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities. It provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges
(Via GivingTuesday)

With all that we’re striving to accomplish at Music and Beyond, we’ve decided to focus this campaign on our work with young people. As you may know, our young people’s initiative is to connect more young people with classical music. We attempt this in many ways but have recently decided to create our very own Youth Board. This will provide local youth with the exciting opportunity to learn about governance and experience working in the arts. Members will work closely with our Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers while sharing their ideas and interests with us. Projects will include planning concerts and events, meeting local and international artists, and so much more! We’re hoping, with your help to raise $20,000 for this initiative in order to promote, recruit, support and sustain this project.



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Comments from Our Audience

  • “Keep up the good work! The best thing that ever happened to Ottawa!”

  • “Un gros merci pour ces nombreux moments de musique absolument magique!!! Longue vie au Festival Musique et Autres Mondes.”
  • “This festival gets better and better. Outstandingly well put together this year. Keep it this way in future!”
  • “J’ai adoré la diversité des instruments cette année. J’ai beaucoup apprécié qu’il y ait plus d’instrument à vents….merci pour ce merveilleux festival qui me fait découvrir beaucoup d’artistes!”
  • “Excellent festival! Thank you Julian and the entire team!”
  • “J’adore le festival et je vais revenir l’an prochain et les années suivantes.”
  • “Great contribution to Ottawa and to Canadian arts in general.”
  • “[…] I am sad to see the festival end. The innovative programming […] excellent and great value […] and favourite instruments – brass, organ, fill me with music to last all year. Thank you, thank you, thank you – all of you who make this amazing festival possible.”
  • “The crown whole is greater than the sum of its parts, yet most parts/concerts are themselves jewels.”
  • “Le festival de cette année et excellent. Merci et bravo à toute l’équipe.”
  • “I particularly admire Julian Armour – his ability to produce the wide variety of performances and their high quality are wonderful. Long may he (and his legacy) continue.”
  • “Very imaginative programming. Pleased to see Organ Recital in Basilica and more of Julian Armour – as I asked for last year! Looking forward to 2016.”
  • “Artistes de grande de qualité, spectacles ou concerts à l’église unie Dominion-Chalmers TRÈS appréciés. Merci!”
  • “The event at the National Gallery was fantastic! Please do this again! We also enjoyed Italia! and would purchase that special ticket again.”
  • “This is a wonderful festival which I hope will continue in future years. Julian Armour’s vision is excellent, and he is to be congratulated.”
  • “The festival is a joyful event, so creative in mixing the traditional with the inventive, so inviting for different age groups and interests. We love it.”
  • “Très bien organisé, Merci.”
  • “A marvelous effort all around! Amazing performers and variety. Congratulations!”
  • “Closing Gala – Fantastic! The concerts at the National Gallery were fantastic, great concept. The Marionettes […] was fantastic. The concert at All Saints’ of the patient and doctor performing was wonderful. Thank you for putting together such rich programme!”
  • “Looking forward to next year’s program!”
  • “Workshop was beyond good, hats off to whoever included that, it was brilliant!”
  • “[…]The variety of instruments was a real treat – especially the old-fashioned organ grinder and his musical moose family. The balloons, the passports, the horses – everything from start to finish was just fantastic! Thanks so much! Looking forward to making it again next year.”


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Ottawa, Ontario