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  1. NAC English Theatre Presents BETWEEN BREATHS by Robert Chafe May 7 - 18 Azrieli Studio

    April 25, 2019

    News Release NAC English Theatre Presentation Between Breaths By Robert Chafe Music composed and arranged by The Once Directed by Jillian Keiley An Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland (St. John’s) Production May 7 - 18, 2019 April 25, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “Between Breaths is breathtaking.” – The Telegram In the final moments of his extraordinary life, east... Read more

  2. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA EMBARKS ON MAJOR EUROPEAN TOUR IN CELEBRATION OF 50TH ANNIVERSARY

    April 17, 2019

    April 17, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – On the occasion of its 50th Anniversary, the National Arts Centre Orchestra under the leadership of Alexander Shelley is embarking on a European tour in May 2019. CROSSINGS: the NAC Orchestra 50th Anniversary European Tour will feature concerts and collaborative community outreach events in 7 cities and 5 countries: London, Paris, Utrecht, Copenhagen,... Read more

  3. THE SIMINOVITCH PRIZE 2019 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS IN DIRECTING

    April 8, 2019

    April 8, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The Siminovitch Prize and the National Arts Centre today announced a call for nominations for Canada’s most prestigious award in theatre. The Siminovitch Prize was launched in 2000 to honour the values and achievements of the renowned scientist Dr. Lou Siminovitch and the late Elinore Siminovitch, a pioneering playwright. The Siminovitch... Read more

  4. NAC English Theatre presents THE PIGEON KING. April 24 - May 5, 2019

    April 5, 2019

    News Release NAC English Theatre presentation The Pigeon King by REBECCA AUERBACH, JASON CHESWORTH, GIL GARRATT, GEORGE MEANWELL, J.D. NICHOLSEN, GEMMA JAMES SMITH, BIRGITTE SOLEM and SEVERN THOMPSON Directed by SEVERN THOMPSON A Blyth Festival Production April 24 – May 5, 2019 April 5, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “The Pigeon King soars…a great experience that... Read more

  5. LES GRANDS BALLETS CANADIENS DE MONTRÉAL RETURNS TO THE NAC WITH THE WORLD PREMIERE OF ITS GISELLE

    March 28, 2019

    March 28, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – NAC Dance is pleased to welcome Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal back to Ottawa with the world premiere of its Giselle, adapted by recently appointed Artistic Director Ivan Cavallari. This new production explores the full range and complexities of human emotions – love and innocence, betrayal and forgiveness – wrapped in the... Read more

  6. MORE THAN $20,000 AWARDED TO YOUNG MUSICIANS AT THE 2019 NAC ORCHESTRA BURSARY COMPETITION

    March 27, 2019

    OTTAWA, March 27, 2019 — On March 25, at 2:00 p.m. music students aged 16-24 from the National Capital Region competed for a chance to win prizes worth more than $20,000 in the 39th annual National Arts Centre Orchestra Bursary Competition. This year’s winners are: 2019 NAC Orchestra Bursary ($7,000) – Thalia Navas, bassoon Crabtree Foundation Award ($5,000)... Read more

  7. THE NAC CONGRATULATES ANA SOKOLOVIĆ, WINNER OF THE JUNO AWARD FOR CLASSICAL COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR

    March 17, 2019

    Montreal composer Ana Sokolović won the JUNO award for Classical Composition of the Year for her work “Golden Slumbers Kiss Your Eyes…” commissioned and recorded by the NAC Orchestra, with Music Director Alexander Shelley and featured on its album New Worlds.   March 17, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre congratulates Montreal composer... Read more

  8. NAC English Theatre Delivers an Adventurous Season of World Class Theatre

    March 16, 2019

    News Release NAC English Theatre Delivers an Adventurous Season of World Class Theatre March 16, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – For 2019-2020, NAC English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley has programmed a season that celebrates the ingenuity, imagination and insight it takes to make sense of Canada's place in a rapidly evolving world. From the provocative to the fantastical,... Read more

  9. The NAC French theatre presents its striking new season 2019-2020!

    March 16, 2019

    March 16, 2019 – OTTAWA – Propelled, or better yet catapulted, by its Artistic Director, Brigitte Haentjens, the NAC French Theatre instills strength and vigor to a large spectrum of artistic expressions during the 2019–2020 season. Nine innovative shows constantly shift from personal to collective views and scales, and daringly prompt a meeting between the intimate sphere and... Read more

  10. NAC DANCE UNVEILS A THRILLING 2019-20 SEASON

    March 16, 2019

    March 16, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – NAC Dance is thrilled to announce the details of an extraordinary 2019-20 season, programmed by Executive Producer Cathy Levy. NAC Dance consistently celebrates a vast range of innovative voices by creators and dancers who brilliantly push the boundaries of physical excellence and virtuosity. This season includes some of the biggest names in dance... Read more

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