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Orchestral Entrepreneurship

Featuring Jean Philippe Tremblay and Alexander Shelley

1:30 pm
Music Classical music Talks


Jean Philippe Tremblay, Founder and Director of the Orchestre de la Francophonie, interviews Alexander Shelley, NAC Music Director, on what it takes to be a professional orchestral musician in a changing industry. They will touch on core skills such as engagement with audiences, on the role of music and the musician in society, and on taking risks and getting out of your comfort zone.

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

The live feed will appear on the NAC Music Education & Training Facebook page and Orchestre de la Francophonie 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.