NAC is extending performance and event cancellations and postponements until August 31

Planning an Orchestra’s performance season

In collaboration with the Orchestre de la Francophonie

1:00 pm


NAC Co-production

Jean Philippe Tremblay, Founder and Musical Director of the Orchestre de la Francophonie, interviews two Artistic Planning Managers: Daphne Burt from the National Arts Centre, and Joël Brouillete of the Orchestre symphonique du Québec. They will talk about various topics relating to the planning of an orchestra’s annual performance season, from how they start a season, to the choice of conductors and guest artists, to considerations of diversity.

This event is a co-presentation of Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra and l’Orchestre de la Francophonie.

This event will be livestreamed to the NAC Music Education & Training Facebook page.


The National Arts Centre Foundation wishes to acknowledge the leadership support of Mark Motors Group, Official Car of the NAC Orchestra. The NAC Orchestra Music Director role is supported by Elinor Gill Ratcliffe, C.M., O.N.L., LLD (hc).  Special thanks to the Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Excellence in the Performing Arts, the Leacross Foundation and Craig Foundation for their generous support of the NAC Orchestra and music education programs at the NAC.


  • Founder and Musical Director, Orchestre de la Francophonie Jean-Philippe Tremblay
  • NAC Orchestra Artistic Planning Manager Daphne Burt
  • OSQ Director of Artistic Administration Joël Brouillette