Kevin Mallon


Music: a moment and its aftermath

In January Ottawa’s Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra played one of its regular season concerts at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on Wellington Street. Here is some online discussion of the concert among excited fans of that evening’s soloist, cellist Paul Marleyn. I volunteer on the little orchestra’s board so I attend every concert, but this one was special for two reasons.


Music: Swing shift

Sometimes I think my ears take so much music out of the world that it’s only fair to put some back. That’s why I’m on the volunteer board of Ottawa’s Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra, a lively little ensemble — guess how many players, and what they play — that has quietly become one of the capital’s most venerable cultural groups.