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  1. STAGE ADAPTATION OF THE ICONIC CANADIAN NOVEL FALL ON YOUR KNEES TO PREMIERE IN 2023

    March 3, 2022

    News Release STAGE ADAPTATION OF THE ICONIC CANADIAN NOVEL FALL ON YOUR KNEES TO PREMIERE IN 2023 Five theatre companies partner to bring production based on Ann-Marie MacDonald’s internationally acclaimed novel to four cities March 3, 2022 – OTTAWA – National Arts Centre English Theatre, Vita Brevis Arts, Canadian Stage (Toronto), Neptune Theatre (Halifax) and Grand Theatre... Read more

  2. THE NAC ORCHESTRA WELCOMES DANIEL BARTHOLOMEW-POYSER AS PRINCIPAL YOUTH CONDUCTOR AND CREATIVE PARTNER

    February 23, 2022

    The first Black titled conductor in the NAC Orchestra’s history, Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, will début in his role with the launch of Reggae Roots, featuring reggae royalty Jah’Mila and Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra. February 23, 2022 – Ottawa — Orchestral Conductor Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser joins the National Arts Centre Orchestra as Principal... Read more

  3. 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

  4. News Release: The National Arts Centre Offers more Music, Dance and Theatre to Live Audiences in 2022

    February 1, 2022

    THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE OFFERS MORE MUSIC, DANCE AND THEATRE TO LIVE AUDIENCES IN 2022 The NAC continues to safely reawaken its halls and welcome back audiences amid evolving pandemic restrictions   February 1, 2022 – OTTAWA, CANADA – As ongoing restrictions in Ontario are updated to allow more in-person activities, the National Arts Centre (NAC) is preparing to... Read more

  5. NAC English Theatre and Black Theatre Workshop Launch the First Curated Production with The Last Epistle of Tightrope Time - February 4 – 12

    January 27, 2022

    News Release WALTER BORDEN’S THE LAST EPISTLE OF TIGHTROPE TIME WELCOMES A TRANSFORMATIVE RETURN TO THEATRE IN 2022 NAC English Theatre and Black Theatre Workshop begin their Co-Curation partnership with multiple character one-man play January 26, 2022 – OTTAWA (Canada) – In December 2020, NAC English Theatre, in partnership with Black Theatre Workshop (BTW), announced a... Read more

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. “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

  10. “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

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