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More of what’s merry

Get into the holiday spirit at the NAC! Favourites like The Nutcracker, Handel’s Messiah, and Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy are back this season – along with so much more. Learn more

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New on-demand videos

The Breathing Hole: A 500-year journey through language

Nattilingmiutut Language Director Nilaulaaq Miriam Aglukkaq and Nattilingmiutut Translator Janet Tamalik McGrath talk about the importance of the play’s translation, the process, and their hopes for future teachings of the dialect.

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    NAC Orchestra Mentorship Program 2023

    Play it forward! A bold and innovative new professional development initiative for talented emerging and early career professional orchestral musicians from around the world. 

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    Bring Reggae Roots to your school!

    Give your classroom a front-row seat to our video-on-demand learning series about the evolution of Jamaica’s most famous export: Reggae music.

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    The Stage is Yours!

    Our engaging learning platform features student matinees, live performances, workshops, and a wide range of free resources and program information for schools, families, home learners, artists, and arts lovers.

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Music is a universal language that gives voice to humanity past and present and through which we celebrate diversity, inclusivity, excellence and collaboration. Explore the orchestra