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Spend an afternoon on the Bridge

The name and the location are slightly different this year, but the National Capital Commission is offering the same great musical offerings as the fourth annual Noon On the Bridge kicks off Wednesday.

Previously known as Noon Under the Bridge, the free summer music series — a collaboration between the NCC and groups like Parks Canada, the National Arts Centre, Canadian Heritage River Conference, Association des professionnels de la chanson et de la musique, the Ottawa International Jazz Festival, Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest, Ottawa Turkish Festival — consists of outdoor music and theatre performances on the Plaza Bridge overlooking the Rideau Canal.

Residents and visitors are invited to bring their lunch and enjoy a free hour of entertainment from noon to 1 pm, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Wednesday’s performance features a songwriter’s circle themed around water and a presentation by the Parks Canada Players.

From June 23 to 25, classical chamber music performances will be presented by the NAC’s Summer Music Institute at Perez Hall at the University of Ottawa.

On June 30, 2009 Juno award winner quintet Chic Gamine will serenade the audience, while young jazz musicians from across Canada will take the stage on July 2 as part of the Jazz Youth Summit 2009.

Other performances during Noon On the Bridge will showcase a variety of musical styles, including blues, roots and folk.

Noon on the Bridge runs through August 6. For more information, visit canadascapital.gc.ca/noononthebridge.

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