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The Spirit Horse Returns (student matinee)

NACO Family Adventures

© Rhonda Snow
Conductor Naomi Woo
Family programming Indigenous arts Music Classical music Children Storytelling
  • In-person event

  • Bilingual
  • Ages 5-12

  • Approx. 1 hour
Performance options Start time Language Availability
Monday, February 12, 2024 10:00 am bilingual Seats available
Monday, February 12, 2024 12:30 pm bilingual Seats available

Co-presented by the NAC Orchestra & NAC Indigenous Theatre

Travel through time with an Indigenous knowledge keeper and the NAC Orchestra to meet the magnificent “small horses of the deep woods,” who were helpers and spirit guides to Anishinaabe and Métis peoples.

Presented in association with the NACO Family Adventures series.


Let your students experience one of the most outstanding ensembles of its kind in the world!

The NAC Orchestra boasts many of the finest musicians in the country who enthusiastically share the common goal of bringing music to young people. Perfectly suited to both the novice student and musical apprentice, this weekday matinee is bound to delight students and teachers alike!

We hope you will enjoy the giant images on the NACOtron screen as they capture and magnify the magic of these fabulous concerts!

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Learning and engagement at Canada’s National Arts Centre is made possible through the support of many generous individuals and organizations from across the country. The Music Alive Program is made possible thanks to the leadership support of National Partner, The Azrieli Foundation, and Major Supporters, The Slaight Family Foundation and TD Bank Group. Thank you also to Grant and Alice Burton, Canada Life, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Friends of the NAC Orchestra, Donors to the NAC Foundation's Future Fund, The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Artistic Excellence, and the donors and sponsors of the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust, the primary resource for youth and education funding at the National Arts Centre.