News Releases

  1. NAC Flags Fly at Half-mast in Honour of Renowned Conductor and Composer Bramwell Tovey

    July 13, 2022

    It was with great sadness the National Arts Centre (NAC) learned of the death of Bramwell Tovey, a towering figure in Canada’s classical music world and an influential arts leader worldwide. Maestro Tovey was a conductor and prolific composer with a body of work spanning more than 40 years.  The charismatic Tovey was known for his easy connections with audiences and musicians alike. He... Read more

  2. NAC FALL GALA IS BACK WITH JANN ARDEN AND THE NAC ORCHESTRA

    July 13, 2022

    First NAC Gala since 2019 will celebrate women leading in the arts  JULY 13, 2022, OTTAWA – Jann Arden, the multi-platinum, award-winning singer, songwriter, actor and author, will headline the NAC Gala on Saturday November 5, 2022, performing with the NAC Orchestra in Southam Hall as part of a spectacular evening in celebration of women who are leading in the arts. After the concert,... Read more

  3. THE NAC ORCHESTRA PRESENTS SPHERE: LISTENING TO THE EARTH, COMING THIS FALL

    July 12, 2022

    July 12, 2022 – OTTAWA – From September 22-25, the NAC Orchestra presents SPHERE: Listening to the Earth. Co-curated by NACO Music Director Alexander Shelley and Canadian-Icelandic interdisciplinary artist Dr. Angela Rawlings, this festival focuses on a positive way forward on an ever-changing planet.    In SPHERE’s concerts, NACO will bring Earth and the climate... Read more

  4. SPEND YOUR CANADA DAY WITH US: FREE ACTIVITIES ARE BACK IN-PERSON AT THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE

    June 27, 2022

    June 27, 2022 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Ottawa residents and visitors are invited to mark Canada Day at the NAC on Friday July 1st, with a vast range of free activities including music, dance, and a sound and kinetic textile installation. You can start your day at the Glass Thorsteinson Staircase with a Movement in Meditation class at 10 am and keep moving throughout the day at Peter A.... Read more

  5. INDIGENOUS THEATRE CELEBRATES AND HONOURS NATIONAL INDIGENOUS HISTORY MONTH AND BEYOND

    May 30, 2022

    Indigenous Theatre offers a mix of virtual and in-person programming starting June 1st May 30th, 2022– OTTAWA (Canada) – NAC Indigenous Theatre is presenting a full month of programming this June for National Indigenous History Month (NIHM). Here are some program highlights: For the first time since 2019, the Indigenous Art Market will be in-person, Sunday June 12th from 10am to 5pm!... Read more

  6. HEATHER MOORE, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF THE NATIONAL CREATION FUND, TO STEP DOWN IN JUNE 2022

    May 25, 2022

    Highly respected artistic leader championed thousands of Canadian artists from across Canada May 25, 2022 – OTTAWA, CANADA – After a long and highly successful career in the performing arts, Heather Moore, Executive Producer of the National Creation Fund, will retire from the National Arts Centre on June 3, 2022. “Heather Moore has had a profound impact on the National Arts... Read more

  7. THE NAC WILL KICK OFF SUMMER WITH A BIG BANG: A CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL TO DELIGHT YOUNG AND OLD

    May 24, 2022

    News Release Summer edition to be presented over the Canada Day long weekend Ottawa, May 24, 2022 – On July 2 and 3, the sound of children’s laughter will echo through the National Arts Centre (NAC) during the BIG BANG Festival, an all-music event dedicated to youth. Forced to go digital last February, the popular sound adventure is back for 2022 (take 2) in a live... Read more

  8. ALEXINA LOUIE TO MENTOR CHRISTOPHER GODDARD IN 2022 GOVERNOR GENERAL’S PERFORMING ARTS AWARDS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

    May 19, 2022

    MAY 19, 2022, OTTAWA – The National Arts Centre (NAC) is delighted to announce that renowned composer Alexina Louie has chosen to mentor composer and pianist Christopher Goddard through the 2022 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Mentorship Program. Made possible with support from The Keg Spirit Foundation, the program allows past recipients of the Governor... Read more

  9. THE STAGE IS SET FOR THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE’S 2022-2023 SEASON

    May 17, 2022

    News Release THE STAGE IS SET FOR THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE’S 2022-2023 SEASON    Experience the excitement as music, dance and theatre fill all four stages MAY 17, 2022 – OTTAWA, CANADA – As audiences return to the National Arts Centre’s performance halls, and with the ever-growing buzz around live performances, the NAC’s programming departments are... Read more

  10. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA 2022-2023 SEASON PRESENTS MORE THAN 100 CONCERTS

    May 17, 2022

    The NAC Orchestra (NACO) and Music Director Alexander Shelley welcome you back to Southam Hall for our 2022-2023 season   Ottawa, May 17, 2022 – Experience the transformative energy of orchestral music, with over 100 concerts to choose from across the season, with programs that celebrate, empower, and inspire. “The history of music is full of collaborations between artists who... Read more

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