MitBravour Concerts - September/October 2017

Mauro Bertoli Roberto Plano Paola Del Negro Kevin White Paul Marleyn


The fourth MitBravour Series is now planned and ready to be announced! The "house concert" format has been a success, and by demand will continue in the months of September and October. Three exciting concerts featuring local, national and international artists. A variety of programs, styles as well as combined arts (music and literature will team up in the last concert) will create the right atmosphere for an unforgettable evening. Join us in this intimate venue, where each performance will be followed by a friendly audience/performers gathering. Tasteful wines and canapés will be offered during or after each concert.

Seats are limited. There is no ticket sale, although a suggested donation at the door of 30$ per person would be welcome.  A reservation will be mandatory in order to attend, and in case of a cancellation a notice would be welcomed (if possible 48 hours before the event) so that people in the waiting list might be contacted. If you wish to reserve your spot please write an e.mail to mentioning which concert you would like to attend.

Concerts will take place at 30 Rue De Saint-Malo, Gatineau (Aylmer), J9J 1J7, in the beautiful neighbourhood of Parc Champlain. Location is not far from downtown Ottawa, and there is plenty of parking on the street. Please notice that starting time has changed. Concerts will start at 8PM and we suggest to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the concert.

I really look forward to see you again very soon!

Mauro Bertoli - Artistic Director

SEPTEMBER 29 (Friday), 2017 - 8PM

ROBERTO PLANO & PAOLA DEL NEGRO (piano four hands)

Roberto is the winner of the 2001 Cleveland International Competition as well as Finalist at the 2005 Van Cliburn International Competition. Laureate at the Honens and at the Axa Dublin International Piano Competitions he has performed all over the world. The New York Times describes Mr. Plano as showing, "artistic maturity beyond his years," and showcasing "a wonderful clarity and control of inner voices" in his performances. He recently joined the Faculty at Boston University and moved from Italy to Boston with his wife and his 3 daughters. Paola received first prize in over twenty national and international piano competitions. Very active in the chamber music field, she has collaborated with several renowned artists. A very succesfull teacher, Paola is also involved in several music projects as Artistic Director and music critic. Roberto and his wife Paola will team up in a duo and will perform a program that will include solo pieces as well as four hands piano works. 

R. Schumann, Bilder aus Osten Op. 66

J. Brahms, Waltzes Op. 39 (selection)

J. Brahms, Hungarian Dances nn. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


G. Ricordi, Les amoureux de Colombine

E. Granados, Allegro de Concierto (Paola)

A. Ginastera, Suite de Danzas Criollas Op. 15 (Roberto)

B. Smetana, Moldau


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OCTOBER 13 (Friday), 2017 - 8PM

PAUL MARLEYN & MAURO BERTOLI (cello and piano duo) - "Le Salon de Paris"

Paul and Mauro are not new to the MitBravour series. Both residents in the beautiful Parc Champlain neighbourhood, and both acclaimed International artists, they will present an evening of French Music.

Along with the wonderful C. Franck Sonata, many other gems by Debussy, Satie, Messiaen, Massenet and more. This will be a special Ottawa preview of a program that will be presented in the following weeks by the two artists in a 5 cities Tour in British Columbia. 

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OCTOBER 27 (Friday), 2017 - 8PM

KEVIN WHITE & MAURO BERTOLI (piano and narration) - "Enoch Arden"

"Enoch Arden" tells the heart-rending story of a shipwrecked sailor who returns home after many years to find that..... well, you must come to hear how this beautiful story ends! Kevin White, actor based in Kitchener, ON, will enchant you with this immersive storytelling. A beautiful melodrama, with music by R. Strauss accompanying a poem by A. Lord Tennyson. A mix of arts for an evening not to be missed!

"White’s gifts as a narrator made many of his listeners forget they were in a concert hall. Instead, they felt as if they were actually witnessing Enoch’s life unfold. Bertoli’s musical interpretation of the events perfectly echoed the sentiments of the narration." -

"White exemplified the characters masterfully. Bertoli, using his superb musicality and impeccable technical skills, provided the perfect backdrop for every scene" -