Interviews, insights and artistic explorations.

Lastest Episodes

  • Episode 39: Schumann and the Rhine

    January 19, 2015 - Duration: 51:02

    Marjolaine and Jean-Jacques reveal Schumann's relationship with the Rhine.

  • Elisabeth Schwarzkopf: A retrospective view

    January 19, 2015 - Duration: 54:53

    Elisabeth Schwarzkopf: A retrospective view. Nick traces the career of one of his favourite singers, born a hundred years ago, in works by Mozart, Schubert, Strauss and others.

  • Alice Through the Looking-Glass

    December 17, 2014 - Duration: 50:40

    In this Points of View, guest host NAC English Theatre Artist in Residence Corey Payette chats with two special guests, Alice Through the Looking-Glass Assistant Director Christine Brubaker and Alice aficionado and collector Amanda Lewis, about the enduring fascination of…

  • Handel’s Messiah with Christopher Millard

    December 16, 2014 - Duration: 32:30

    The NACOcast's perennial holiday favourite is back! Curl up by the fireplace with a mug of hot chocolate and enjoy Christopher Millard's thirty minute guided tour of Handel's Messiah.

    Read more about Handel at and listen to entire pieces…

  • 38e épisode : Brahms

    December 9, 2014 - Duration: 46:47

    À l'Univers symphonique cette semaine, Jean-Jacques et Marjolaine explorent non pas une mais bien toutes les symphonies de Brahms!

    Extraits musicaux :
    L'Orchestre du CNA
    Brahms, Symphonie n° 1 en do mineur, opus 68
    Date de concert…

  • Episode 38: Brahms’ Symphonies

    December 9, 2014 - Duration: 49:49

    In this week’s Explore the Symphony, Marjolaine and Jean-Jacques dig into not one, but all four of Brahms’ symphonies!

    Musical Excerpt:
    NAC Orchestra
    Brahms, Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
    Performance date: March 09, 1988…

  • Nick speaks with conductor, Michael Francis, and National Youth Orchestra director Barbara Smith

    December 1, 2014 - Duration: 30:46

    Nick's guest this week is conductor, Michael Francis, in town to conduct the NAC Orchestra. Michael will be leading the National Youth Orchestra of Canada next summer. NYOC director Barbara Smith joins the conversation.

  • Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata

    December 1, 2014 - Duration: 49:43

    In this Points of View episode, Special Guest Host, 2014-15 Ensemble member Amy Matysio chats with two guests – Do You Want What I Have Got? cast member Dmitry Chepovetsky and e-commerce guru Kiersten Hanly – about the vagaries and…

  • The Importance of Being Earnest

    November 17, 2014 - Duration: 33:36

    In this Points of View, Jillian Keiley chats with Brenda Lawrence of Lawrence and Associates, Offline Executive Introductions, and 2014-15 Ensemble member David Warburton, offering unique perspectives on Oscar Wilde’s classic tale The Importance of Being Earnest. English Theatre’s production…

  • The Great War and Canada: An Interview with Margaret MacMillan

    October 21, 2014 - Duration: 31:14

    As a prelude to the NAC Orchestra's UK Tour -- a tour of commemoration and remembrance -- Nick speaks with renowned historian Margaret MacMillan about Canada and its role in the First World War.

    Prof MacMillan, is an historian and…