News Releases

  1. National Arts Centre brings together Ottawa and Canada’s culinary superstars for First Annual Canadian Celebrity Chefs event

    December 8, 2010

    Ottawa (Canada) – The National Arts Centre and some of Ottawa’s most popular chefs will host Canada’s top culinary stars at the First Annual Canadian Celebrity Chefs event on January 24, 2011. The event – hosted by Kevin Brauch, star of The Thirsty Traveller on Food Network Canada –will showcase the best talent and cuisine coming from Canadian chefs and feature... Read more

  2. PotashCorp comes onboard as Saskatchewan Presenting Partner for Prairie Scene  

    December 3, 2010

     OTTAWA, ON— Canada’s National Arts Centre is delighted to announce that PotashCorp has contributed $100,000 to become the Saskatchewan Presenting Partner for Prairie Scene, a multidisciplinary arts festival that will showcase 500 of the best established and emerging artists from Manitoba and Saskatchewan on stages across the Nation’s Capital from April 26 to May 8, 2011.... Read more

  3. The National Arts Centre Orchestra celebrates the season with two marvelous concerts -- Handel’s Messiah (December 14-15) and A Canadian Tenors Christmas with the NAC Orchestra (December 16)

    December 2, 2010

    Banish the December doldrums with two extraordinary holiday concerts by the National Arts Centre Orchestra.  Handel’s Messiah will be performed on Tuesday December 14 and Wednesday December 15, and A Canadian Tenors Christmas with the NAC Orchestra will be on Thursday December 16. All concerts are at 7 p.m. (please note early curtain time) in Southam Hall of the National Arts Centre.... Read more

  4. The National Arts Centre Orchestra celebrates the season with two marvelous concerts -- Handel’s Messiah (December 14-15) and A Canadian Tenors Christmas with the NAC Orchestra (December 16)

    December 2, 2010

    Banish the December doldrums with two extraordinary holiday concerts by the National Arts Centre Orchestra.  Handel’s Messiah will be performed on Tuesday December 14 and Wednesday December 15, and A Canadian Tenors Christmas with the NAC Orchestra will be on Thursday December 16. All concerts are at 7 p.m. (please note early curtain time) in Southam Hall of the National Arts Centre.... Read more

  5. Bachman & Turner Rock Prairie Scene

    December 1, 2010

    “Their voices have withstood the test of time, and the pounding guitar and catchy hooks are still in place. Bachman & Turner are back, and ready to rock… Bachman & Turner is an instant classic.”— MelodicRockConcerts.com OTTAWA, ON— The National Arts Centre (NAC) is thrilled to announce that Canadian rock and roll legends Randy Bachman and Fred Turner,... Read more

  6. Mayor Jim Watson to be guest conductor as the National Arts Centre Orchestra Players’ Association presents the ever-popular free Christmas FanFair concert on Sunday December 12 at noon at the NAC

    November 25, 2010

    National Arts Centre Orchestra Players Association/News Release   The musicians of the National Arts Centre Orchestra present their ever-popular free annual Christmas FanFair Concert and Carol Sing-Along in support of the Snowsuit Fund and the Food Bank in the main foyer of the National Arts Centre at 12 noon on Sunday December 12. This year, the orchestra musicians are delighted to welcome... Read more

  7. Mayor Jim Watson to be guest conductor as the National Arts Centre Orchestra Players’ Association presents the ever-popular free Christmas FanFair concert on Sunday December 12 at noon at the NAC

    November 25, 2010

    National Arts Centre Orchestra Players Association/News Release   The musicians of the National Arts Centre Orchestra present their ever-popular free annual Christmas FanFair Concert and Carol Sing-Along in support of the Snowsuit Fund and the Food Bank in the main foyer of the National Arts Centre at 12 noon on Sunday December 12. This year, the orchestra musicians are delighted to welcome... Read more

  8. The National Arts Centre English Theatre presentsnativityby Peter AndersonDirected by Leah CherniakStarring the NAC English Theatre Company December 8 - 23

    November 24, 2010

    The first Christmas was no holiday! From Peter Anderson, the star of The Overcoat, comes a new take on the very first Christmas.In the spirit of last season’s A Christmas Carol, nativity is a holiday musical comedy for ages 8 to 108 - where shepherds speak in rhyme, animals sing and dance, angels appear in the night sky, an expectant couple searches for a place to stay, and three hungry... Read more

  9. MOI QUI ME PARLE À MOI-MÊME DANS LE FUTURStudio, December 8–11, 2010 at 8 p.m.First North-American première. Poetic and surrealistic autobiography, written and performed by Marie Brassard with musician/performers Jonathan Parant and Alexandre St?Onge. Artistic collaborators: Jonathan Parant, Alexandre St?Onge, Mikko Hynninen, Karl Lemieux, Philippe Tremblay and Frédéric Auger. Coproduced by Infrarouge (Montreal), Festival TransAmériques (Montreal), the National Arts Centre French Theatre (Ottawa), the Wiener Festwochen (Vienna), and Theater im Pumpenhaus (Münster). Running time: Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.

    November 24, 2010

    She is a ferociously original, irresistible artist of the species Unclassifiable. Fearless explorer of our modern times, she reigns supreme and unchallenged over the grassy, arid or semi-desert Quebec plains of a personal alphabet where sound, voice and rhythm have truly royal status!Marie Brassard draws her material from her own experiences, from the events, photographs, short films and... Read more

  10. Nuit d’orageFor ages 5 to 9Studio, December 4 at 1:30 p.m. and December 5 at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Philosophical illustrations by Michèle Lemieux, adapted for the stage and directed by Gervais Gaudreault, with Ludger Côté and Émilie Lévesque.Artistic collaborators: Milena Buziak, Stéphane Longpré, Linda Brunelle, Dominique Gagnon, Diane Labrosse, François Cyr and Géraldine Courchesne.Produced by Le Carrousel, in coproduction with Muni Spec Mont?Laurier and the Théâtre du Vieux?Terrebonne, company in residence at the Théâtre de la Ville de Longueuil.School matinees available.

    November 23, 2010

    Lights up on an anxious little girl and her dog on a wild and stormy night. Produced by Le Carrousel and recommended for ages 5 to 9, Nuit d’orage is a stage adaptation of the children’s book written and illustrated by Michelle Lemieux. Subtle, funny and perceptive, the play explores the age where awareness first starts to intrude on childhood innocence. “One stormy... Read more

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