News Releases

  1. Louis-Philippe Robillard in concert, Friday, January 28 in the NAC Fourth Stage

    January 5, 2011

    Ottawa, January 5, 2011 – Louis-Philippe Robillard celebrates the one-year anniversary of the launch of his debut CD, Le Café des oiseaux, Friday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the National Arts Centre (NAC) Fourth Stage. The concert is part of the Vendredis de la chanson singer-songwriter series. Opening for Louis-Philippe is Sarah Bradley, winner of... Read more

  2. The NAC English Theatre presents the Belfry Theatre (Victoria) production ofThe Year of Magical Thinkingby Joan DidionStarring Seana McKennaDirected by Michael ShamataJanuary 11 – 29, 2011

    January 5, 2011

    “Seana McKenna and Joan Didion are a magical team.” – Toronto Star  “Life changes fast. Life changes in an instant. You sit down for dinner and life as you know it ends. The question of self-pity.” Seana McKenna, a leading lady of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and one of Canada’s most renowned actresses, stars in this one-woman tour-de-force. Based... Read more

  3. National Arts Centre Orchestra Principal Double Bass Joel Quarrington hosts CBC Radio 2’s This is My Music on Saturday January 8

    January 4, 2011

    On Saturday January 8, NAC Orchestra principal double bass Joel Quarrington becomes the second NAC Orchestra artist to host CBC Radio 2’s This is My Music. Canada's leading classical music stars share the music that inspires them and shapes their lives on This is My Music, broadcast from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Radio Two, 103.3 FM Joel Quarrington plays more than a dozen eclectic musical... Read more

  4. National Arts Centre Orchestra Principal Double Bass Joel Quarrington hosts CBC Radio 2’s This is My Music on Saturday January 8

    January 4, 2011

    On Saturday January 8, NAC Orchestra principal double bass Joel Quarrington becomes the second NAC Orchestra artist to host CBC Radio 2’s This is My Music. Canada's leading classical music stars share the music that inspires them and shapes their lives on This is My Music, broadcast from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Radio Two, 103.3 FM Joel Quarrington plays more than a dozen eclectic musical... Read more

  5. Legally Blonde Performance Cancelled Tonight

    December 28, 2010

    (Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - For Immediate Release) As a result of flight cancellations and delays caused by the Northeast Storm, Tuesday night’s performance of Legally Blonde at The National Arts Centre will be cancelled.  Broadway Across Canada would like to offer all patrons who purchased tickets to tonight’s performance the option to exchange into any future performance they... Read more

  6. Top 10 most memorable moments at the National Arts Centre in 2010

    December 21, 2010

    (Ottawa, Canada) –The National Arts Centre (NAC) featured many memorable moments during the past 12 months. Here is a list of the top 10 NAC highlights of this remarkable year: 1)      Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh participated in the unveiling of the Oscar Peterson sculpture on June 30, 2010. Mr. Peterson’s family was joined by... Read more

  7. The National Arts Centre Orchestra Players Association Christmas FanFair concert at the NAC raises $33,705 for the Ottawa Food Bank and the Snowsuit Fund

    December 20, 2010

    National Arts Centre Orchestra Players Association/News Release The musicians of the National Arts Centre Orchestra are pleased to announce that the 2010 NACO musicians’ Christmas FanFair fundraising campaign has raised a total of $33,705 for the Snowsuit Fund and the Ottawa Food Bank. This amount will be divided evenly between the two charities. Principal organizers Marjolaine Fournier... Read more

  8. The National Arts Centre Orchestra Players Association Christmas FanFair concert at the NAC raises $33,705 for the Ottawa Food Bank and the Snowsuit Fund

    December 20, 2010

    National Arts Centre Orchestra Players Association/News Release The musicians of the National Arts Centre Orchestra are pleased to announce that the 2010 NACO musicians’ Christmas FanFair fundraising campaign has raised a total of $33,705 for the Snowsuit Fund and the Ottawa Food Bank. This amount will be divided evenly between the two charities. Principal organizers Marjolaine Fournier... Read more

  9. Gail Asper, O.C., O.M., LL.D. appointed Vice-Chair of theNational Arts Centre Foundation Board

    December 15, 2010

    (Ottawa, Canada) Gail Asper, President of The Asper Foundation and one of Canada’s most active supporters of arts and culture, has been appointed Vice-chair of the Board of Directors of the National Arts Centre Foundation, the National Art Centre’s fundraising arm. “I believe strongly in the vision of Peter Herrndorf and the entire team at the National Arts Centre,” said... Read more

  10. A Special Announcement:  nativityby Peter AndersonDirected by Leah CherniakStarring the NAC English Theatre Company and now featuring NAC English Theatre Artistic Director Peter Hinton

    December 11, 2010

    This past week Peter Anderson’s nativity opened to very enthusiastic houses in the NAC Theatre. On Saturday afternoon, NAC English Theatre Artistic Director Peter Hinton joined the NAC English Theatre Company on stage in the production, Company member Marcel Jeannin having departed the show for personal reasons.   As of Saturday, Mr. Hinton will be playing the roles of Mak, Soldier... Read more

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