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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.

National Youth Orchestra of Canada
National Youth Orchestra of Canada


  • Conductor Jonathan Darlington
  • cello Bryan Cheng