News Releases

  1. A DIFFERENT FORMAT FOR THE BIG BANG FESTIVAL

    February 19, 2022

    Ottawa, January 19, 2022 – In light of the current health situation, the BIG BANG festival will be going digital with part of its scheduled programming on February 19 and 20. It is with regret that the National Arts Centre team has made the decision not to hold in-person performances for this annual family sound adventure. The entire team is currently working to reschedule the... Read more

  2. THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ITS ANNUAL NAC ORCHESTRA BURSARY COMPETITION WITH MORE THAN $21,000 IN CASH PRIZES TO BE AWARDED

    January 18, 2022

    OTTAWA, January 18, 2022 — The National Arts Centre Orchestra (NACO) continues to nurture young musical talent in Canada’s National Capital Region with its 2022 NAC Orchestra Bursary Competition for which applications are now being accepted. Following a successful virtual competition in 2021, NACO plans to resume the in-person competition format in 2022, public health guidelines... Read more

  3. THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ITS ANNUAL NAC ORCHESTRA BURSARY COMPETITION WITH MORE THAN $21,000 IN CASH PRIZES TO BE AWARDED

    January 18, 2022

    OTTAWA, January 18, 2022 — The National Arts Centre Orchestra (NACO) continues to nurture young musical talent in Canada’s National Capital Region with its 2022 NAC Orchestra Bursary Competition for which applications are now being accepted. Following a successful virtual competition in 2021, NACO plans to resume the in-person competition format in 2022, public health guidelines... Read more

  4. NINA LEE AQUINO APPOINTED NEXT ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF NAC ENGLISH THEATRE

    January 6, 2022

    News Release NINA LEE AQUINO APPOINTED NEXT ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF NAC ENGLISH THEATRE The acclaimed Filipino-Canadian director, dramaturg and teacher will take over from Jillian Keiley on August 29, 2022 January 6, 2022 – OTTAWA – Christopher Deacon, President and CEO of Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC), today announced that Nina Lee Aquino has been appointed Artistic... Read more

  5. “PLAY IT FORWARD”: CANADA’S NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA LAUNCHES NEW MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

    December 21, 2021

    The inaugural NAC Orchestra Mentorship Program runs from May 31 to June 17, 2022 December 21st, 2021 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre Orchestra (NACO) and Music Director Alexander Shelley announce a bold and innovative new professional development initiative, the bilingual NAC Orchestra Mentorship Program, for talented pre-professional and early career professional... Read more

  6. “PLAY IT FORWARD”: CANADA’S NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA LAUNCHES NEW MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

    December 21, 2021

    The inaugural NAC Orchestra Mentorship Program runs from May 31 to June 17, 2022 December 21st, 2021 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre Orchestra (NACO) and Music Director Alexander Shelley announce a bold and innovative new professional development initiative, the bilingual NAC Orchestra Mentorship Program, for talented pre-professional and early career professional... Read more

  7. “PLAY IT FORWARD”: CANADA’S NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA LAUNCHES NEW MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

    December 21, 2021

    The inaugural NAC Orchestra Mentorship Program runs from May 31 to June 17, 2022 December 21st, 2021 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre Orchestra (NACO) and Music Director Alexander Shelley announce a bold and innovative new professional development initiative, the bilingual NAC Orchestra Mentorship Program, for talented pre-professional and early career professional... Read more

  8. A FOURTH BIG BANG FESTIVAL, IN SOUND AND IN PERSON, FOR THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE

    December 8, 2021

    Ottawa, December 8, 2021 — Beat the drums and sound the trumpets: the BIG BANG is returning to the NAC, live and in colour! After an all-digital 2021 edition, the vibrant festival of sonic adventures for the whole family promises once again to fill every nook and cranny of the NAC with sound. “What a joy it is to welcome children and their families back to the... Read more

  9. STARWALKER: A CELEBRATION OF THE SONGS, MUSIC AND LIFE OF BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE

    December 7, 2021

    See the legendary Buffy Sainte-Marie and tribute performances by a dynamic group of artists in a once-in-a-lifetime concert experience December 7 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre (NAC) welcomes pathfinder and creative force, Buffy Sainte-Marie, for a special one-night only celebration on Saturday April 9, 2022, at Southam Hall. There is no one like Buffy... Read more

  10. STEVEN PAGE SINGLE "CANADA LOVES YOU BACK," A TRIBUTE TO FELLOW CANUCK RYAN REYNOLDS, RELEASED TODAY

    December 3, 2021

    Proceeds to Benefit Reconciliation Canada OTTAWA, ON – December 3, 2021 – In response to an overwhelmingly positive reaction on social media, the National Arts Centre is proud to announce that singer-songwriter Steven Page, a Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee with his former band, will release his single “Canada Loves You Back” today. The single will be... Read more

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