October 22, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

Ken MacDonald

Winnipeg · Manitoba · Canada

Ken MacDonald is Associate Principal horn with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and on the faculty at the University of Manitoba. He previously served as principal horn for the Hamilton Philharmonic, Symphony Nova Scotia, and the Vancouver Opera Orchestra. Ken has performed in every Canadian province, appearing with a variety of Canada's top ensembles. Ken has a longstanding association with the Festival of the Sound (Parry Sound, Ontario) and the touring ensemble Octagon. He has performed at Canada’s leading chamber music festivals in Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver and has been a featured soloist with the Winnipeg Symphony, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, and on many newly-commissioned works for the CBC. Since 2011, Ken has travelled to remote communities and reserves throughout Manitoba as a teaching artist for the NAC’s Music Alive Program. Ken lives near Winnipeg with his husband, two children, six goats, horse, and a number of chickens.

Music Alive Program Options:

  • Classical Composers (Possible Composers: Vivaldi, Mozart, or R. Murray Schafer)
  • Cross-Cultural Experiences (Possible Themes: Music & Nature, Family & Friends, or Listening & Creativity)