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  1. 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

  2. “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

  3. “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

  4. “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

  5. A FOURTH BIG BANG FESTIVAL, IN SOUND AND IN PERSON, FOR THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE

    December 8, 2021

    Ottawa, December 8, 2021 — Beat the drums and sound the trumpets: the BIG BANG is returning to the NAC, live and in colour! After an all-digital 2021 edition, the vibrant festival of sonic adventures for the whole family promises once again to fill every nook and cranny of the NAC with sound. “What a joy it is to welcome children and their families back to the... Read more

  6. STARWALKER: A CELEBRATION OF THE SONGS, MUSIC AND LIFE OF BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE

    December 7, 2021

    See the legendary Buffy Sainte-Marie and tribute performances by a dynamic group of artists in a once-in-a-lifetime concert experience December 7 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre (NAC) welcomes pathfinder and creative force, Buffy Sainte-Marie, for a special one-night only celebration on Saturday April 9, 2022, at Southam Hall. There is no one like Buffy... Read more

  7. STEVEN PAGE SINGLE "CANADA LOVES YOU BACK," A TRIBUTE TO FELLOW CANUCK RYAN REYNOLDS, RELEASED TODAY

    December 3, 2021

    Proceeds to Benefit Reconciliation Canada OTTAWA, ON – December 3, 2021 – In response to an overwhelmingly positive reaction on social media, the National Arts Centre is proud to announce that singer-songwriter Steven Page, a Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee with his former band, will release his single “Canada Loves You Back” today. The single will be... Read more

  8. CANADA’S NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA AND MUSIC DIRECTOR ALEXANDER SHELLEY CONTINUE REVELATORY RECORDING PROJECT WITH SECOND RELEASE IN FOUR-ALBUM SERIES

    December 3, 2021

    Lyrical Echoes couples second symphonies of Robert Schumann and Brahms with a dozen exquisite songs by Clara Schumann, performed by acclaimed Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and pianist Liz Upchurch DECEMBER 3, 2021 – OTTAWA, CANADA Music history might have taken a different turn if female musicians of Clara Schumann’s calibre had received the same opportunities as her husband... Read more

  9. Cathy Levy's Tenure as NAC Dance Executive Producer to End December 31, 2022

    November 30, 2021

    Exceptional Artistic Leader Has Had Enormous Influence on Dance in Canada The National Arts Centre (NAC) today announced that Cathy Levy has chosen to end her tenure as Executive Producer of NAC Dance on December 31, 2022. Ms. Levy will program the 2022–2023 and 2023-2024 Dance seasons, and she will stay on in a temporary position until Spring 2023 to oversee the completion of select dance... Read more

  10. NUTCRACKER DELIVERS LONG-AWAITED HOLIDAY MAGIC!

    November 23, 2021

    Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents a Canadian-themed version of the timeless story of Nutcracker November 23, 2021 – OTTAWA (Canada) – NAC Dance is thrilled to bring back to audiences of all ages the timeless story of the Nutcracker, to open NAC’s Holiday Season! From December 3-5, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) returns to the National Arts Centre’s... Read more

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