Music and Beyond is a classical music and arts festival. Each year, the festival offers a variety of programming to highlight exciting connections between classical music and many other art forms. A major aspect of the Music and Beyond mission is to build new audiences for music and the arts, with a special emphasis on providing opportunities for young people in the community.
With the pandemic we had to stop all our in-person concerts, but that didn't stop us from filming exciting content all free of charge and accessible online.
Some highlights include our virtual festival last summer with themes such as:
Music and Nature: A beautiful blend of music and nature inspired performances thematically organized. What is unique about this series is that it was all filmed in the beautiful Canadian Museum of Nature with the appropriate safety measures in place.
Music and Law: Hosted by The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, we related stories of the legal problems of some of history’s greatest composers. A very interesting concept that was very popular amongst our patrons.
We also recently hosted The Viennese Winter Ball completely virtual through a Zoom session and a live stream of pre-recorded content. Traditionally this formal event would have taken place at the Shaw Centre, Downtown Ottawa, but because of Covid-19 we had to rethink how we could host this virtually. Again, this event was completely free and all accessible online.
We also, created a series named the Twelve Days of Christmas that we released once a day leading up to Christmas. This content is also available on our YouTube Channel.