National Youth Orchestra of Canada

National Youth Orchestra of Canada

For more than 50 years, NYO Canada has enjoyed a reputation as Canada’s orchestral finishing school, devoted to the discovery and training of our country’s best young classical musicians.

This summer, as part of Canada's 150th anniversary celebrations, the NYO kicks off its Edges of Canada pan-Canadian tour, performing works created with some of this country’s most high-profile Indigenous artists in a youth-oriented response to Truth and Reconciliation. For Canada Scene, the NYO premiers The Unsilent Project, a two-part musical piece conceived in collaboration with Michael Greyeyes and Signal Theatre, composers Juliet Palmer and Ian Cusson (Métis), and a cast of spoken-word artists who explore the themes found in the work of the late slam poet Zaccheus Jackson.

Co-presented by the NAC Orchestra and Canada Scene in collaboration with Ottawa Chamberfest.

"It’s just thrilling to hear music played so well, with the verve and care that young people lavish on this music, drunk on its sheer power and excitement."

Robert Harris, The Globe and Mail

"Prepare to be dazzled by the talent of our young musicians!"

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage


  • Conductor Jonathan Darlington
  • cello Bryan Cheng

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