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    • C. Schumann Romance for Violin and Piano
    • Beethoven Serenade for String Trio, Op. 8
    • Schumann Piano Quartet

    Multifaceted pianist Angela Hewitt joins members of the National Arts Centre Orchestra for intimate performances of chamber music by Beethoven and Schumann.

  1. Conrad Tao

    Beethoven and Schumann

    NAC Southam Hall

    • Schumann Piano Concerto
    • Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor"

    Schumann — like Beethoven — was a great pianist, and for both composers, the piano held sway. Conrad Tao explores the riches of these two powerhouse works.

    *Note afternoon start time

    • Ensemble contemporain de Montréal

    • Véronique Lacroix


    ECM+ Generation2016

    NAC Studio

    On the final stop of their national tour, ECM+ launches the next wave of gifted Canadian composers, spotlighting the winners of the 9th biennial Generation competition.

    Ages 6 to 11
    The night awakens: What happens at night when the lights go out and the city is plunged into darkness? Projectors whir to life, pianos start to play, and the curtain rises on the world of dreams! Songs and film images take over the night, composing an enchanting universe where the Moon’s daughter meets the Sandman. It’s Slumberland! Let the dreaming begin!


    New ballet & music creations from exceptional Canadians

    NAC Southam Hall

    Three remarkable new one-act ballets, each with an original orchestral score, will be performed en première by dozens of dazzling dancers together with the National Arts Centre Orchestra under the baton of music director Alexander Shelley. An unprecedented event to mark Canada’s sesquicentennial!

    • Somers Louis Riel

    A co-production with the Canadian Opera Company
    With surtitles in English and French 

    Hero, martyr, or traitor? This fully staged, landmark 1967 opera by Harry Somers tells the complex, riveting story of the polarizing Métis leader, with the incomparable Canadian baritone Russell Braun in the title role.