Sesquisharp Productions is a volunteer music production company based out of Ottawa, Canada. Founded in 2012 by Jacob Caines and Megan Johnson, Sesquisharp Productions is based on the premise of providing youth and young artists a platform for creative musical expression. Sesquisharp Productions aims to provide the city of Ottawa with new, exciting and cutting edge musical productions while simultaneously promoting emerging young artists from the area. We are committed to bringing together composers, conductors, directors, choreographers and performers to collaborate and produce compelling and avant-garde performances covering a diverse range of musical styles. From classical to contemporary, orchestral to music theatre, performances by Sesquisharp Productions encompass both well loved and unexpected music.
What is a Sesquisharp?[sɛs.kwi.sharp] a quirky and little known musical term meaning "three quarter tones sharp."
We also truly believe in the power of art and performance as a tool to enrich the cultural fabric of our community. It is our aim to expand upon the thriving music and culture scene in the city by enlisting emerging young performers and collaborators in creating powerful concerts held at unique spaces throughout the city of Ottawa. In doing so, Sesquisharp Productions is primed to become an arts organization that truly resonates within its local community and beyond.
For upcoming projects please see our schedule page. If you'd like to support us (financially, creatively, administratively or emotionally!) please see the contact page and connect with us via email, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.We're always on the lookout for volunteers and new performers!
12.01.2014: Sesquisharp is currently on hiatus due to geographical differences, but we hope to reconvene once time zones are no longer an issue. To keep up with our work, keep checking back on this page or sign up to our mailing list HERE.
You can check out our past shows HERE, to get a feel for what we've done.
12.16.2013: Sesquisharp Productions is one of two recipients of of the Awesome Ottawa award! The award, given out monthly, helps support community projects that are making Ottawa a more awesome place to live. You can read more about this awesome initiative HERE (pun intended).
11.28.2013: Sesquisharp is a featured as a finalist with Soup Ottawa, a recurring micro-grant participatory dinner event! Megan will be presenting, along with five other worthy projects, in an effort to win the proceeds of the door. Come check out this awesome event! Learn more HERE.
10.17.2013: You can check out our press release for Mark the Music (and also subscribe to our mailing list!) HERE
10.03.2013: Carolyn Watts has joined the Sesquisharp Administrative team and we're thrilled to welcome her! Check out her bio HERE
09.02.2013: We're gearing up for our second season! Take a look at what is in store for Sesquisharp this year on our Schedule page.
08.31.2013: Our first two concerts are available to hear or download on our Band Camp site! Listen to it on the site or download - just name your price!
02.02.13: Descent into Madness opens to a sold-out crowd! Check out a few images from the show HERE
16.02.13: Sesquisharp Productions is featured in the online magazine Musetta Stone! You can check out the interview HERE
11.06.12: Megan appeared on CKDJ Radio to discuss Sesquisharp's arrival on the Ottawa music scene. Recording can be found HERE