Tuesday evening members of the National Arts Centre Orchestra will participate in a fundraising concert for a new and much-needed performing arts centre in Iqaluit. But the connections between the NAC and Iqaluit’s performing arts community goes much deeper than one concert.
What happens when a national orchestra collaborates with two powerhouse northern artists?
Iqaluit residents will be able to find out on Tuesday, Dec. 5, when the National Arts Centre Orchestra performs at St. Jude’s Anglican church in Iqaluit with Dene singer-songwriter Leela Gilday of Yellowknife and Inuit throat singer Sylvia Cloutier of Kuujjuaq.
Source: Nunatsiaq Online
Conductor Alexander Shelley and his National Arts Centre Orchestra came to town this week to open the ISCM’s World New Music Days, bringing along its lavish (by Canadian standards) multimedia show titled Life Reflected. An integral part of the NACO’s Canada 150 activities, the evening is built on four shortish commissioned orchestral works about the lives of four Canadian women.
Source: Vancouver Sun
'Amanda's come home,' says mother Carol Todd of National Arts Centre Orchestra opener for World New Music Days
The story of Port Coquitlam teen Amanda Todd, who was driven to suicide in 2012 by cyber bullying, harassment and exploitation, is the inspiration for a National Arts Centre Orchestra work slated for a one-night-only performance in Vancouver Thursday.
Source: Vancouver Sun
For maestro Alexander Shelley, performing a piece based on the work of Mi’kmaw poet Rita Joe in her Cape Breton community this year with the National Arts Centre Orchestra was a defining moment.
“It was one of the most memorable experiences of my life, frankly,” said Shelley, who is on a cross-country tour with the country’s flagship orchestra, which stops in Victoria on Monday.
Source: Times Colonist
As a component of its True North Festival celebrating Canada’s 150 birthday, the CPO is hosting the National Arts Centre Orchestra in a single-night special concert entitled Life Reflected. The concert takes the form of a multimedia event that present portraits of four significant contemporary Canadian women: writer Alice Munro, anti-bullying advocate Amanda Todd, astronaut Roberta Bondar and the Indigenous poet Rita Joe.
Source: Calgary Herald
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.
Source: CBC News
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.
Source: Saskatoon StarPhoenix
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.
Source: Globe and Mail
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.
Source: The Chronicle Herald
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.
Watch the video: CBC
It was an historic day for the Mi’kmaq in Cape Breton.
On Wednesday, there was a national tribute for renowned poet Rita Joe.
Watch the interview on APTN National News