Ottawa Symphony

Program Notes

Ottawa Symphony Program Notes 2018-19

The Ottawa Symphony has the distinct pleasure to present program notes written by Dr. David Gardner.


3D Stringtheory

Click below to learn about Harry Stafylakis' process when writing the commissioned piece premiered at this event! Dr. David Gardner also gives us some insight on Jeffrey Ryan's chocoholism and Jean-Féry Rebel's rebellious nature


From Austria with Love

"Words can describe the elaborate harmonic progressions that are the basis of his music, they can describe the structural details of each movement, but they cannot properly describe what the ear hears, the mind receives, the soul responds to."


At the Proms!

"At the end of the score Rachmaninov wrote: “I thank thee, Lord.” So might we!"