NAC Podcasts

Interviews, insights and artistic explorations.

Lastest Episodes

  • WW I: A Personal Journey

    September 15, 2014 - Duration: 37:36

    Nick shares his impressions of the First World War through his own family memories, interspersed with some of the popular music of the time.
    The Regimental March of the PPCLI is performed by the Central Band of the Canadian…

  • Shakespeare, Stravinsky and Alexander Shelley

    July 7, 2014 - Duration: 56:38

    In this final NACOcast episode of the season, Nick talks to NAC Orchestra Music Director Designate Alexander Shelley about the two programmes he is conducting next season. [Music excerpt: Carlo Maria Giulini - Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Stravinsky - The…

  • Jon Kimura Parker on Mendelssohn

    July 4, 2014 - Duration: 37:37

    Guest host Frank Dans, Interim Artistic Administrator for the NAC Orchestra, interviews Jon Kimura Parker for the "Parker Plays Mendelssohn" concerts from February 5-6, 2014. Inspired by his sunny sojourn in Italy (and a brief infatuation with a young pianist),…

  • Oil and Water

    June 16, 2014 - Duration: 44:25

    Experience this English Theatre production through an encounter with Associate Artistic Director Sarah Garton Stanley as she interviews two special guests who offer unique perspectives on the piece: Robert Chafe, Playwright, Oil and Water and Laurell Brault, Captain, United States…

  • Virginia Johnson, Dance Theatre of Harlem

    June 16, 2014 - Duration: 48:28

    Cathy Levy talks with Virginia Johnson, artistic director, founding member, and former principal dancer of the Dance Theatre of Harlem. They discuss her career, the life of the dance company, the school, founding Pointe Magazine, and becoming Artistic Director of…

  • Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 with Eric Friesen

    June 13, 2014 - Duration: 42:28

    Guest host Eric Friesen, writer and broadcaster, presents his pre-concert chat entitled, "Schumann’s Fourth Symphony: From Darkness to Light”.

  • The NAC Orchestra’s Institute for Orchestral Studies

    May 28, 2014 - Duration: 36:06

    The four apprentices in the NAC Orchestra's Institute for Orchestral Studies — violinist Sunny Shi, violist Kayleigh Miller, cellist Zhou Fang and bassist Nate Martin, plus former apprentice Emily Westell — were the guests for the pre-concert talk of November…

  • Huff

    May 28, 2014 - Duration: 47:12

    In this Points of View podcast, Associate Artistic Director Sarah Garton Stanley speaks with Elizabeth Kantor, Designer and Producer of Huff, and Rob Chief, Aboriginal Youth Worker.

  • Seeds

    May 12, 2014 - Duration: 55:08

    Experience this English Theatre production through an encounter with Artistic Director Jillian Keiley as she interviews two special guests who offer unique perspectives on the piece: Annabel Soutar, Playwright, and Trish Jordan, Director of Industry and Public Affairs for Monsanto…

  • 35e épisode : Fauré

    May 6, 2014 - Duration: 43:31

    Marjolaine et Jean-Jacques se penchent sur l'extraordinaire Requiem de Gabriel Fauré qu'on a appelé "une berceuse de la mort" et aussi un "requiem sans le Jugement Dernier" à cause de son caractère tendre et son écriture chorale sublime.