Children watch one of the NAC’s 
Kinderconcerts with rapt attention | Michel Dozois

A Catalyst for Learning: NAC Kinderconcerts

Sitting together on mats in the NAC Panorama Room, the children are giggling. In front of them a young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is getting in trouble with his sister. The kids, and more than a few parents, find…

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Jean Gauthier and Danielle Fortin | Photo submitted

Donor Profile: Jean Gauthier and Danielle Fortin

Coming to the National Arts Centre to see the Orchestra play wasn’t always easy in those early years. After all, during the 1980’s, Jean Gauthier and Danielle Fortin were raising four children.  “Family expenses…

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The Nutcracker by Alberta Ballet | Paul McGrath

“My magic castle”: Growing up at the NAC

My love affair with the National Arts Centre began at a young age. Whether it was the beautiful Nutcracker ballet or the hilarious Christmas pantomime, I’m not 100% sure which show was my first, but I have clear…

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Masterclass with Pinchas Zukernan at the Summer Music Institute

UK Tour: Young trio to perform with NAC Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The NAC's Summer Music Institute, co-founded by Music Director Pinchas Zukerman, has become a world-renowned magnet for the best young classical musicians. Students come from across Canada and around the world…

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2014 Summit | NAC English Theatre

The Summit: the power of Indigenous stories

Listening to someone speak who knows something we do not is powerful medicine. Knowing how to listen well is hard especially when we are busy formulating clever responses to prove our worth or the acuity of our…

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