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Amazing Planet Earth (student matinee)

NACO Family Adventures

Family programming Music Classical music Masterworks Children
  • In-person event

  • Bilingual
  • Ages 5-12

  • Approx. 1 hour
Performance options Start time Language Availability
Monday, April 22, 2024 10:00 am bilingual Seats available
Monday, April 22, 2024 12:30 pm bilingual Seats available

From the bottom of the ocean to the top of the highest mountain, from the tiniest insect to the mightiest elephant, from the deepest tree root to the farthest reaches of outer space—our world is full of spine-tingling wonders and incredible secrets. Join the NAC Orchestra and its special guests for a musical exploration of Amazing Planet Earth and the universe beyond!

Presented in association with the NACO Family Adventures series.


Free resources for students and teachers

In advance of attending the Amazing Planet Earth student matinee performance, join orchestras, musicians, activists, and scientists from coast to coast on a musical journey: The Great Canadian Orchestra Field Trip is a free video-on-demand learning series that explores the transformative power of music and art in the climate emergency.


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.