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  1. THE TWELVE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE IN 2018

    December 14, 2018

    December 14, 2018– OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre enjoyed an extraordinary and highly successful 2018. It included extraordinary performances on our stages, collaborations with arts organizations across Canada, the appointment of a new President and CEO, and dozens of events in the NAC’s beautiful and extremely popular new public spaces. As the NAC prepares to... Read more

  2. A CALL TO FUTURE CLASSICAL MUSIC STARS: APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR THE NAC ORCHESTRA’S YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAM

    December 4, 2018

    The 2019 Edition of the Program marks 21 years of nuturing young musical talent from Canada and abroad. Applications close on February 4th, 2019. December 4, 2018 – OTTAWA (Canada) — Starting on Saturday, December 1st, the National Arts Centre Orchestra began accepting applications for the twenty-first edition of its Young Artists Program (YAP). Seventy exceptionally talented,... Read more

  3. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE APPOINTS ARNA EINARSDÓTTIR AS NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA

    December 3, 2018

    News Release NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE APPOINTS ARNA EINARSDÓTTIR AS NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA December 3, 2018 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre is very pleased to announce that Arna Einarsdóttir, Managing Director of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra (ISO), will become the new Managing Director of Canada’s National Arts Centre... Read more

  4. NATIONAL CREATION FUND IN ITS FIRST YEAR INVESTS MORE THAN $2.9 M IN 19 NEW CANADIAN WORKS

    November 29, 2018

    Fund announces more than $700,000 in the latest round of investments in five ambitious new Canadian works November 29, 2018 – OTTAWA – In its first year, the National Creation Fund, which helps Canadian artists and arts organizations create ambitious new work, has invested $2,962,000 in 19 projects being developed across the country by some of Canada’s top creators.... Read more

  5. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA CONDUCTOR EMERITUS PINCHAS ZUKERMAN RETURNS TO THE NAC STAGE

    November 21, 2018

    The world-renown violinist and violist gives his first concert of the NAC’s 18-19 season on November 21 and 22 in Zukerman, Mozart, Elgar.   November 21, 2018 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre is pleased to welcome back to its stage Conductor Emeritus, Pinchas Zukerman. He is set to conduct and play the viola in Zukerman, Mozart, Elgar on November 21 and 22.... Read more

  6. THE BELOVED TALE OF THE NUTCRACKER COMES TO LIFE AT THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE, AND IS ALMOST SOLD-OUT!

    November 21, 2018

    This cherished NAC tradition is back by popular demand, and there are very few tickets available! November 28 to December 2, the Alberta Ballet performs its sumptuous production of The Nutcracker, marking the 10th anniversary of Edmund Stripe’s choreography. The Nutcracker transports us to a dazzling fairytale world with breathtaking dancing, fantastic costumes, extravagant sets and the... Read more

  7. DEREK ANDREWS RECEIVES NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED CONTRIBUTION TO TOURING

    November 15, 2018

    November 15 2018 – OTTAWA (Canada) The National Arts Centre (NAC) is pleased to announce that Derek Andrews has been awarded the 2018 National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring.  The award will be presented at the closing gala dinner of the 18th CINARS (International Exchange for the Performing Arts) Biennale in Montreal on Saturday, November 17. Mr. Andrews... Read more

  8. The NAC is Your Happy Place for the Holidays!

    November 14, 2018

    December is fast approaching, and the National Arts Centre is ready to celebrate the 2018 festive season in grand style! Inside the warm and cozy spaces of the NAC, guests will be treated to an exquisite variety of Holiday shows, with returning favourites to original productions!   Here is the full Holiday programming taking place from November 27 to December 23, 2018:   From November... Read more

  9. ALONZO KING LINES BALLET RETURNS TO THE NAC WITH NEW CREATION, IN CELEBRATION OF THE COMPANY’S 35TH ANNIVERSARY

    November 8, 2018

    NAC Dance is thrilled to welcome once again the San Francisco-based company Alonzo King LINES Ballet, led by the world-renowned dancer and choreographer Alonzo King. In honour of the company’s 35th anniversary, Alonzo collaborated with the classical tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain and composer Sabir Khan on a dynamic fusion of rhythm and movement to showcase the company’s brilliant... Read more

  10. NAC Marks the End of the First World War Anniversary with Concerts, Free Events, Digital Displays

    November 1, 2018

    As Canadians commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, and remember the Canadian soldiers who fought and were killed in that terrible conflict, the National Arts Centre will offer solemn performances, free public events and displays of stunning digital images on and leading up to Remembrance Day. These events represent a coda to the NAC’s First World War centennial... Read more

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