50th anniversary European Tour

Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra May 10-26, 2019
May 10-26, 2019


  • Expectations
  • Distances
  • Generations

Under the leadership of Alexander Shelley, this exceptional orchestra is breaking new ground for the orchestral experience both inside and outside the concert hall. With adventurous new works, fresh interpretations of classics and meaningful community partnerships, the NAC Orchestra is crossing the spaces between us by telling the stories of our shared humanity.

Life Reflected

Touring in Europe

Alexander Shelley brought together four remarkable Canadian composers to collaborate with Donna Feore to create an immersive symphonic experience celebrating youth, promise and courage, revealed in the compelling and diverse portraits of four women. Learn more ›

We are grateful to our partners to be presenting over 60 learning and engagement events while on tour, reaching 3,000 people.

  • Tour Champions Janice & Earle O’Born
  • Major Partners Margaret Fountain, CM, DFA(h) & David Fountain, CM
  • Education partner Dasha Shenkman, OBE, Hon RCM
  • Supporting partner Elinor Gill Ratcliffe, C.M., O.N.L., LLD (hc)