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Happy Birthday Mr. Beethoven!

2:30 pm

May 2020

  1. May 2 2020


  2. May 3 2020


Family programming Music Classical music
  • Conductor Nicolas Ellis
  • Actor Paul Rainville

It’s Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday, and we’re having a party! This musical celebration will delight you with some of the most glorious and memorable music ever written for an orchestra. Experience the thrill of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and sing along to his famously catchy “Ode to Joy”!

And who knows? Maybe Mr. Beethoven himself will make an appearance!

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.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Apr 27
Apr 28
Apr 29
Apr 30
May 1
May 2
  • 2:30 PM
May 3
  • 2:30 PM
video: 2019-2020 NAC Orchestra Family Concerts
2019-2020 NAC Orchestra Family Concerts


  • Conductor Nicolas Ellis
  • Actor Paul Rainville