Saturday, September 26th, 2020

Wai Lau and Philip Chiu

7:00-9:00 pm


$30/$20 (students and youth)



Wai Lau, clarinet

Philip Chiu, piano


Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943) (arr. Philip Chiu)

Prelude op. 32 no. 5

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

'Die Nacht' (The Night), op. 10 no. 3

Pianist Philip Chiu returns to Pontiac Enchanté along with clarinettist Wai Lau, who has worked as part of the woodwind section of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra since 2013.  Click here to read more about Philip, and here to read about Wai.  Their program features Brahms's well loved E flat major Clarinet Sonata, written in a final flurry of creativity near the end of his life inspired by the playing of the German clarinettist Richard Mühlfeld, and works by Rachmaninov and Richard Strauss arranged for piano and clarinet.  In Philip Chiu's words, the 'general concept of this program was inspired by the idea of art's ability to give tangibility to feelings'.  

Visual Artist Spotlight:

Marsha Mitchell, oil landscapes

'My paintings recall times of the day or of the year when hardly anyone is out in nature. I investigate the interaction of vivid colour with simple land-forms coming to light.'

'Meech Lake is a great place for landscape painting; its beaches look out on classic scenes of bays, rocky hills and a mix of trees.'

Read more about Marsha and her work here.

Junior Artist Series:

Clarinet students from the studio of Shauna Barker

Shauna Barker (McDonald) joined the Ottawa Symphony as principal clarinetist in September 2008, at the same time becoming a member of the clarinet faculty at the University of Ottawa. She also performs frequently with the National Arts Centre Orchestra and is a member of numerous chamber groups, such as L’Ensemble Prisme, the Ayorama and Bel Canto woodwind quintets and the Harmonious Pigs Trio. Shauna teaches clarinet privately, and coaches the Senior Wind Ensemble at the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy.

'How fair this spot', op. 21 no. 7

'Allerseelen' (All Soul's Day), op. 10 no. 8

'Morgen' (Tomorrow), op. 27 no. 4

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Clarinet Sonata in E flat, op. 120 no. 2

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

Sonata for Clarinet and Piano

Jean Françaix (1912-1997)

Theme et variations

Joseph Horovitz (1926)

Sonata for Clarinet and Piano