April 8, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

Canada’s NAC Orchestra in Copenhagen

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Music Classical music Violin Vocal
  • Vivier Lonely Child
  • Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
  • DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”

Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra continues its 50th Anniversary European Tour, led by renowned British Music Director Alexander Shelley, in Denmark.  Since becoming Music Director of the NAC Orchestra, Maclean‘s has credited Shelley for turning the orchestra “almost overnight… into one of the more audacious orchestras in North America.”

The NAC Orchestra offers a dazzling program at DR Koncerthuset in Copenhagen: The beautiful program opens with French-Canadian composer Claude Vivier’s haunting work Lonely Child featuring soprano Erin Wall.  Next, brilliant Canadian violinist James Ehnes will take the stage to perform Mendelssohn’s beloved and dramatic Violin Concerto. Audiences will quickly hear why The Guardian describes his playing as "hair-raisingly virtuosic”.  The evening ends with Dvořák's famous “New World” Symphony - a musical postcard from his 1893 sojourn in America.

  • Claude Vivier Duration: 2894
  • © Benjamin Ealovega
    © Kristin Hoebermann
    © Fred Cattroll