- Saint-Saëns Danse macabre
- Debussy (arr. Caplet) Clair de lune
- PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf
- Featuring National Arts Centre Orchestra
- Conductor Alexander Shelley
- Featuring Giants Are Small
- Host Marjolaine Lambert
Start to finish, this evening’s program is filled with fun and flights of fancy.
Camille Saint-Saëns calls the dead from their graves to dance a jig for one night of the year with his delightful Danse macabre, a rambunctious work that continues to be celebrated in popular culture today. Close your eyes and dream of moonlight when the NAC Orchestra performs Claude Debussy’s Clair de lune, a sublime and enchanting work whose beauty never fades.
The main attraction features Brooklyn-based, out-of-the-box production company Giants are Small presenting Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood, a magical, funny, and touching reimagining of Prokofiev’s 1936 masterpiece, complete with a “prequel” set in modern day Hollywood. Originally conceived in the heart of Stalinist Russia, the story is nonetheless filled with timeless lessons about family, friendship, bravery, and heroism. Featuring the music of Prokofiev, Elgar, Mahler, Wagner, and more, Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood pushes into the future of the live art form, combining puppetry, symphonic music, animation, and a live Foley artist, to craft a classic modern masterpiece.
Music. Food. Wine. Friends.
A Perfect Way to Enjoy it All.
Unwind at the end of your week with our wildly popular Casual Fridays!
5:30 PM Pre-concert 5 à 7 with music in the Southam Hall Lobby, OPEN TO ALL whether or not you attend the concert. Enjoy cocktails and tapas, available for purchase. All tapas are prepared by the NAC culinary team drawing inspiration from individual Casual Fridays concerts for an original and authentic flair. You can purchase tapas tickets onsite the night of the concert.
7 PM 90-minute NAC Orchestra concert without intermission. Each invited, guest concert host connects with the artists on stage to discover more about them and the music. Side screens give the audience a chance to get up close and personal with the evenings performers.
8:30 PM Post-concert party in the Main Foyer, OPEN TO ALL whether or not you attended the concert. Mix and mingle with fellow music lovers and NAC Orchestra musicians!
Performance is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes with no intermission.