November 2020 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

News Releases

  1. CANADA’S NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA EMBARKS ON A MUSICAL MONTH OF LANDMARKS WITH MUSIC MONDAY, RECORDING RELEASE, MUSICFEST PARTNERSHIP, & LAUNCH OF DIGITAL RESOURCES FOR SPECIAL NEEDS COMMUNITIES

    April 29, 2020

    Throughout May 2020, the NAC Orchestra will be digitally engaged in several national, community and education-based events and will release its fifth full-length recording with Music Director Alexander Shelley. Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 – OTTAWA (Canada) — The National Arts Centre Orchestra (NACO) will kick off a big month of music in May with Music Monday @ Home on May 4th, 2020.... Read more

  2. THE SIMINOVITCH PRIZE CALL FOR NOMINATIONS IN PLAYWRITING

    April 20, 2020

    Prize will proceed, and will celebrate its 20th anniversary year and the 100th birthday of Dr. Lou Siminovitch April 20, 2020 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The Siminovitch Prize, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, and the National Arts Centre have announced a call for nominations for the Siminovitch Prize, Canada’s most prestigious award in theatre. Despite these tumultuous... Read more

  3. MARGARET ATWOOD TO LAUNCH A WRITERS’ CHAPTER OF #CANADAPERFORMS

    April 2, 2020

    Internationally renowned author Margaret Atwood is today kicking off the expansion of #CanadaPerforms to include writers, with a livestreamed conversation with Former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson. This new series of #CanadaPerforms is made possible through an additional $100,000 contribution from Facebook Canada that will go to published authors hosting online literary events. OTTAWA... Read more

  4. #CANADAPERFORMS COVID-19 RELIEF FUND IN SUPPORT OF CANADIAN ARTISTS ONLINE PERFORMANCES REACHES $600,000

    March 28, 2020

    The Facebook Canada-National Arts Centre Fund for Performing Artists receives major support with contributions of $200,000 from RBC Foundation and $200,000 from SiriusXM Canada OTTAWA (Canada) –  The National Arts Centre is pleased to announce that #CanadaPerforms, a relief fund in support of Canadian artists performing online during the global health crisis posed by COVID-19 pandemic,... Read more

  5. SLAIGHT MUSIC DONATES $100,000 TO SUPPORT #CANADAPERFORMS AND THE FACEBOOK NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE FUND FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS

    March 21, 2020

    As Canadians are staying home, #CanadaPerforms is showcasing live online performances from Canadian artists and provides artists fees through the Facebook-National Arts Centre Fund for Performing Artists. Slaight Music is joining forces by adding $100,000 to the relief fund. OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre and Facebook Canada are proud to announce that Slaight Music is supporting... Read more

  6. THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE AND FACEBOOK CANADA PROVIDE $100,000 TO SUPPORT CANADIAN PERFORMERS IMPACTED BY COVID-19

    March 19, 2020

    The Facebook-National Arts Centre Fund for Performing Artists will provide $100,000 in artists fees to support online performances between now and March 31, 2020 to help ease financial strain for those impacted by the closure of performance venues across Canada related to COVID-19. OTTAWA (Canada) – As Canadian performing artists have been deeply impacted by the closing of performance... Read more

  7. GOVERNOR GENERAL’S PERFORMING ARTS AWARDS CEREMONY AND GALA POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING 2021

    March 17, 2020

    OTTAWA (Canada) – To help flatten the curve on the unprecedented pandemic of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Foundation and the National Arts Centre will postpone the celebration of the recently announced laureates of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards until Spring 2021. After... Read more

  8. CANADA’S NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM US PREMIERE OF PHILIP GLASS COMMISSION AT CARNEGIE HALL IN APRIL 2021

    March 12, 2020

    The concert program will offer a musical exploration on the theme of Truth in Our Times and includes Shostakovich’s Symphony No 9 and Korngold’s Violin Concerto performed by internationally acclaimed Canadian violin soloist James Ehnes. March 12, 2020 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) is proud to announce its NAC Orchestra, conducted by Music... Read more

  9. NAC ORCHESTRA, TD PLACE, AND ATTILA GLATZ CONCERT PRODUCTIONS PROUDLY PRESENT JURASSIC PARK IN CONCERT

    March 10, 2020

    June 5 and 6, 2020 at TD Place in Ottawa. Tickets on sale now. March 10, 2020, OTTAWA (Canada) — Welcome… to Jurassic Park! Relive the magic of Jurassic Park on the big screen accompanied by a thrilling live orchestral performance presented at TD Place on June 5 and 6. See the NAC Orchestra, led by conductor Evan Mitchell, perform one of composer John Williams’s most iconic... Read more

  10. Celebrating 75 Years of Freedom & Friendship through the Arts

    March 6, 2020

    Arts of the Netherlands featured at the NAC with events, activities and performances March 17- 21 OTTAWA – As 2020 marks 75 Years of Freedom and Canada’s important role in the liberation of the Netherlands, the National Arts Centre wishes to honour the deep friendship between both countries with a week-long focus on the arts of the Netherlands, from March 17 to 21. The Embassy... Read more

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