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Watch a dynamic new artist, a free orchestral concert, or a Jane Goodall documentary.

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Pop, funk, soul and R&B come together in the music of Almyr Jules, an up-and-coming artist from the Ottawa area who compares himself to the likes of Leon Bridges, Shawn Mendes and Bruno Mars. He’s produced a steady stream of soulful songs over the past year, performed at Canadian Music Week, and collaborated with everyone from blues rocker JW-Jones to pop singer Kaija. On Friday, he celebrated the release of his latest album with a disco-funk night at the Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street. Tickets $17 in advance, available at there, or $20 at the door. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Concerts by the National Arts Center Orchestra, on Wednesday and Thursday, July 5 and 6, will highlight the contemporary creativity of female composers as well as the audience of great jazz-influenced musicians. The program will begin with Sixth Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman by American composer Joan Tower, a tribute to Hillary Clinton, followed by synchronized dances by Jessie Montgomery, a multicultural ode to the streets of New York featuring the sounds of samba and music. dance. technology. The evening concludes with performances by Leonard Bernstein, Fougou and Reeves, then Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris by George Gershwin. Clarinetist Nako Kimball Sykes and young American pianist Matthew Whitaker, who is blind, will perform in the concert. Tickets, starting at $15 for those under 30, are available at nac-cna.ca or NAC box office. The event starts at 8 pm every night.

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The Ottawa Jazz Festival lineup at NAC Stage 4 finally kept one of its best with a Friday 9pm concert by French accordionist Vincent Pirani and his trio. Backed by guitarist Federico Casagrande and drummer Zev Ravitz, Pirani applies his unique abilities to soulful, energetic music that incorporates jazz, rock and electro. Since some of the festival’s concerts at this venue have drawn more attendees than the intimate hall can hold, full festival ticket holders should arrive early or even purchase a special ticket for this concert to increase their chances of entry. You can find more information at ottawajazzfestival.com


Watch Jane Goodall’s new documentary, Reasons for Hope, in the immersive surround sound environment of the Canadian Museum of History’s CINE+ theater this week. Described as a thrilling trip around the world that highlights good climate news, the film showcases initiatives such as the re-greening of Sudbury and the reintroduction of the American bison, which punctuates Historical snapshots of Jane’s early days as a chimpanzee researcher. The 45-minute film also reinforces Goodall’s four reasons for hope: the incredible human spirit, the resilience of nature, the strength and dedication of youth, and the indomitable human spirit. Performances are held at different times in English and French until Sunday. Tickets are free with admission to the museum, which is free on July 1, but you still need to register to attend. go to historymuseum.ca for more details.

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The National Arts Center Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Alexander Shelley, performs for free on Canada Day, featuring music by Canadian composers such as Iman Habibi, Rita Ueda, and Ana Sokolowicz, as well as special guests, including the singer. Škwē, mezzo-soprano Alex Hetherington and poet-rapper Yao. The closing of the concert will be nothing less than a Canadian classic than Oscar Peterson’s Hymn to Freedom. The 75-minute concert will begin at 2:30pm at Southam Hall.

FILE PHOTO/Alexander Shelley, NACO Music Director leads NACO. Photo by Jan Levac /Post media

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