OrKidstra and The Nellotones

The Nellotones, an Ottawa-based jazz/blues combo released their debut CD—“In Play” at their official launch on December 3rd at Mercury Lounge in the Ottawa Byward Market with ... More

Describe OrKidstra in One Word…

Our students had the impossible task of describing OrKidstra in just one word…     “OrKidstra is family because the atmosphere is friendly and everyone is friends with each ... More

OrKidstra Holiday Concert

OrKidstra’s heart-warming holiday concert featured our KidPlayers, KidSingers and KiddlyWinks which took place at the Bronson Centre on Thursday December 19, 2013 at 5:30pm. The program ... More

Building Community Through Music … Together

In 2012, a new commitment level, the Dedication Level, was created because it had become evident that several OrKidstra students were not only very talented young musicians, but that they were ... More

Members of the Iqualuit Fiddle Club share a hug at the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill

The Iqaluit Fiddle Club’s Return Visit to Ottawa

The second part of the Iqaluit exchange program took place April 23 to 28 when 16 members of the Iqaluit Fiddle Club came to Ottawa. Activities included a scavenger hunt in the ByWard Market, a ... More

OrKidstra’s Northern Adventure

Under the auspices of the YMCA Youth Exchange Program, 15 young members of OrKidstra travelled to Iqaluit from March 11 to 16 for the first part of a musical and cultural exchange with children ... More

Angela Hewitt Visits OrKidstra On Valentine’s Day

Angela Hewitt took time out of her busy performing schedule to visit the OrKidstra classes on Valentine’s Day. Her visit (you didn’t know she played violin, did you?) was graciously ... More

Fundraising Event: Marc Grauwels Benefit Concert

Hosted by the University of Ottawa at Tabaret Hall and sponsored by the Belgian Embassy, Marc Grauwels (flute), Stéphane Lemelin (piano), and Margaret Tobolowska (cello) gave a beautiful ... More