September 2020 Update on Live Performances and Events at the NAC.
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Family programming Music Classical music Storytelling
  • Ridout Fall Fair
  • J.S. Bach Suite No. 3 ("Air" and "Gigue")
  • W.A. Mozart Symphony No. 40 (1st & 2nd movements)
  • Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b
  • Beethoven Symphony No. 5 (3rd & 4th movements)
  • DVOŘÁK Slavonic Dance No. 8, Op. 46
  • DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, "From the New World" ("Largo")
  • Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 (4th movement)

Suggested for 5-12 years old

Corky needs help with her school project on classical music, and her eccentric uncle is the obvious person to help. But as she’s poking around his peculiar workshop, she accidentally combines the ingredients of a mysterious musical spell that sends her tumbling through a time she’s only read about in books. Whirling through the ages of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Dvořák, and Shostakovich, Corky must find the secret musical formula that will bring her home. Will she make it back and finish her school work on time? Don’t miss this magical musical adventure for the whole family!

FAMILY ADVENTURES WITH THE NAC ORCHESTRA: Lively bilingual one-hour performances, it's always hands-on and fun! Enjoy an afternoon exploring the wonders of music with a variety of entertaining performances and pre-show activities to choose from. More than just a concert it’s an interactive musical experience featuring the NAC Orchestra and amazing guest artists. Guaranteed to thrill music lovers!

TUNETOWN Pre-concert Activities

Arrive 45 minutes early to participate in hands on pre-concert activities courtesy of the Friends of NAC Orchestra.  More than a concert it’s an interactive musical experience! Guaranteed to thrill music lovers of all ages!

NACOtron presented in collaboration with Rogers TV

Rogers TV is very pleased to present NACOtron, in partnership with the National Arts Centre Orchestra. We hope you enjoy the giant images on the NACOtron screen as they capture and magnify the magic of these fabulous concerts.

National Youth and Education Trust

Family Programming is made possible in part by the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust. The Trust is supported by partners and patrons of the annual NAC Gala and the donors of the NAC Foundation’s Corporate Circle and Donors’ Circle.

Performance is approximately 1 hour with no intermission.

video: 2019-2020 NAC Orchestra Family Concerts
2019-2020 NAC Orchestra Family Concerts