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And all that Jazz

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If you enjoy Jazz - that is reading about its history and biographies of famous players, attending concerts or playing your favourite pieces the Library has a considerable collection awaiting you. 

Life is a gift - the Zen of Bennett

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As easy on the ears as it is to hear Tony Bennett croon through a version of his signature song, I left my heart in San Francisco, it is just as easy to read through Tony's recent book

Brush up your Shakespeare

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The final week of May sees the Stratford Festival's 2013 season officially open  with productions of

Sing a song

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Everyone has a song to sing and a voice to sing it with. 

Die Fledermaus

Ringing in the New Year has many traditions and one such festive touch is attending a production, watching a DVD or listening to a CD of the spirited operetta Die Fledermaus (The Bat) by Johann Strauss II often referred to as the Waltz King.  You can check the Library's selection of this work here.   Die Fledermaus premiered on April 5, 1874 in Vienna and has been a perennial hit with audiences since its successful stage debut.  The Ball scene of Act II is often&n

Canadian Music Talent

If you missed hearing all the musicians at the Home County Music & Art Festival this past weekend, you haven't missed out! We have a large selection of CDs of most of the talented performers and we've tagged them to make them easy for you to find.

JUNO awards 2012

The annual Canadian music awards - The JUNOS - will take place in Ottawa this year on April 1st.  Don't be fooled!  If you think the Canadian music scene is dull check out  the Ottawa Start website.  These past two weeks have been awash in exhibits and parties generating a lot of JUNO buzz as the weekend approaches.  Sunday afternoon, 1-3 pm features the JUNO Songwriters' Circle hosted by four time "j" nominee Dan Mangan. It's the chance for the singers and poets to share their intimate,  creative musical