May 20, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

Noon-hour Concerts: October 1

NAC Orchestra 50th Anniversary Celebration

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  • SAMUEL BARBER Summer Music
  • DENIS PLANTE Suite Piedra Libre
  • John Estacio Sinfonietta for Woodwind Quintet

This second concert in our noon-hour series celebrating the NAC Orchestra at 50 features five talented alumni of the Young Artist Program (YAP) and the NAC Orchestra Bursary Competition performing selections for wind quintet.

With its rhythmic and sometimes contrary motion between instruments, its exploration of the dance music of South America, and its voyage into a world of new music, today’s exciting and eclectic repertoire shines a light on the skill and versatility of these amazing young musicians.

Lara Deutsch (flute) participated in the 2011 YAP program and was the 2014 Bursary Competition winner. She plays regularly with the NAC Orchestra, the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, and is a section coach for the Ottawa Junior Youth Orchestra. Olivier Brisson (horn) was a 2014 YAP participant and is now principal French horn with the Kingston Symphony Orchestra. Ludovik Lesage-Hinse (clarinet), a 2017 YAP participant, is a professor at College Lionel-Groulx and plays second clarinet with the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. On bassoon, Darren Hicks was the 2012 NACO Bursary Award winner, and he currently holds the associate principal bassoon chair with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Yewon Kim (oboe) was a 2018 YAP participant, and is first oboe in the McGill Symphony Orchestra.

The NAC’s 50th anniversary events and programs are made possible with support from Gail Asper, O.C., O.M., LL.D. and Michael Paterson, Bonnie and John Buhler, Alice and Grant Burton, Margaret Fountain, C.M., DFA (h) and David Fountain, C.M., Elinor Gill Ratcliffe, C.M., O.N.L., LL.D. (hc). Janice and Earle O’Born, Gail O’Brien, LL.D. and David O’Brien, O.C., and Dasha Shenkman, OBE, Hon RCM.

Performance is approximately 1 hour with no intermission.