Piece based on poem I Lost My Talk featured in Canada 150 performance at Centennial Concert Hall Thursday
The National Arts Centre Orchestra will perform in Winnipeg Thursday night as part of its cross-country Canada 150 tour, bringing to life the words of the Mi'kmaq poet Rita Joe with a massive multimedia performance at the Centennial Concert Hall.
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When the National Arts Centre Orchestra sails across Canada, it makes few ripples.
Their concert Oct. 23 is just one official event in a jam-packed itinerary involving outreach and education. British-born Music Director Alexander Shelley talks to Cam Fuller about the orchestra’s Canada 150 Tour.
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Thanks to the Luminato Festival, Toronto audiences on Sunday night got a chance to experience one of the most interesting Canadian symphonic endeavours of the past four years, the National Arts Centre’s Orchestra presentation of their four-part musical/multimedia extravaganza, Life Reflected.
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Inspired by four very different Canadian women and represented exquisitely by an array of award-winning musical composers, the multi-media, thought-provoking and jaw-dropping spectacle follows up last year's sold out debut in Ottawa with a one-night only show at Toronto's Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on June 18.
The National Arts Centre Orchestra led by Music Director Alexander Shelley and featuring the internationally renowned pianist Jan Lisieckiwill will perform at the Centennial Concert Hall presented by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
The National Arts Centre’s Orchestra Canada 150 tour has reached the East Coast.
Previously making stops in St. John’s, Moncton, Charlottetown and more — the orchestra will be in Halifax this week.
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Just ask Sugar Poulette. She’ll tell you all about it. And if you’re brave enough to sit across from her, watch your step. She’ll give you a lesson in competition as she explains what the game means.
Student Kaolin Johnson performs with Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra in Eskasoni First Nation.
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It was an historic day for the Mi’kmaq in Cape Breton.
On Wednesday, there was a national tribute for renowned poet Rita Joe.
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National Arts Centre Orchestra conductor Alexander Shelley was not directing his usual lineup Saturday as he was preparing some children for the biggest concert of their young lives.
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The mostly full house at the Arts and Culture Centre heard loud and clear some new Canadian music and words calling for reconciliation with indigenous peoples. And they heard NACO handle one of the mainstays of orchestra performance in Dvorak’s New World Symphony and seem fresh and energized.
Ottawa’s National Arts Centre orchestra played in St. John's on Wednesday, the first date of a Canada 150 cross-country tour.
The tour marks the first time the orchestra has performed in all provinces and territories in a calendar year since 2000, said Genevieve Cimon, the NAC’s director of music education.
This spring, Ehnes will play with the National Arts Centre Orchestra on May 3 at the Dan K. Stevens Memorial Arena in Eskasoni and on May 6 at the Cohn. Ehnes returns later in the month to Halifax, where he will be artist-in-residence at the Scotia Festival of Music from May 29 through June 11.
St. John's is the first stop for the National Arts Centre orchestra's cross-Canada tour
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The conductor and Music Director of the National Arts Centre in Ottawa explains how Sistema students from Richibucto, Tobique First Nation, Saint John and Moncton will perform with Ottawa's National Arts Centre Orchestra on Saturday April 29.
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Juno winner excited about performances with Earhart Ensemble, NAC orchestra and a personal hero
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The National Arts Centre Orchestra is hoping to entertain and educate during its cross-country tour commemorating Canada's 150th birthday.
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