NAC Fourth Stage, Ottawa, October 16, 9:00pm
National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing, October 17, 9:00am
NAC New Media and Music Education will produce an intercontinental connected music education event. The broadband videoconference program, ConneXXions 2013, will feature a live, high-definition exchange between Canadian and Chinese music students of the Stellae Boreales ensemble of Ottawa and students of the Central Conservatory Middle School in Beijing. The event will be hosted by Canadian media personality, Mark Rowswell, known in China as Dashan.
The event represents the first-ever event of its kind to take place at the NCPA and the network connection installed for the event will be a lasting legacy of the tour, permanently connecting the NCPA to the NAC and the arts organizations around the world.
Performance is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes with no intermission.