News Releases

  1. A Dazzling Season Indeed!

    June 22, 2015

    On May 23, the 2014-15 NAC Théâtre français season concluded with the Robert Lepage masterpiece Les aiguilles et l’opium, with all five performances sold out. A brief recap of our theatre season: 2  This season the NAC audience discovered two major works directed by Brigitte Haentjens.  Alone onstage in Molly Bloom, Anne-Marie Cadieux gave a magnificent... Read more

  2. CELEBRATE CANADA DAY AT THE NAC! FLORENCE K PERFORMS WITH THE NAC ORCHESTRA FOR TWO FREE CONCERTS ON CANADA DAY The NAC opens its doors all day, rain or shine, to celebrate the country’s birthday

    June 16, 2015

    The National Arts Centre is the place to be on Canada Day, offering a full slate of free family-friendly concerts and activities on Wednesday, July 1. Canada Day at the NAC is supported by Scotiabank and features an impressive host of artists and activities. Highlights for Canada Day at the NAC 2015: The annual Unisong concert at 10 a.m., this year featuring 294 choristers from 4 local and 8... Read more

  3. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA – LED BY RENOWNED MAESTRO ZUKERMAN TO PERFORM BRUCKNER AND MOZART JUNE 10 & 11

    June 9, 2015

    JUNE 9, 2015 – OTTAWA (Canada) – On June 10 and 11 Pinchas Zukerman masterfully conducts the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Anton Bruckner’s final Symphony no. 9, preceded by Mozart’s introspective and moving fourth String Quintet, performed by Pinchas Zukerman on violin with members of the NAC Orchestra Jessica Linnebach, Jethro Marks, David Marks and Amanda Forsyth as... Read more

  4. PINCHAS ZUKERMAN CONDUCTS RENOWNED VIOLINIST GIL SHAHAM AND THE NAC ORCHESTRA IN FINAL MONTH OF HIS ULTIMATE SEASON JUNE 3 & 4

    June 2, 2015

    “You can hit all the senses of human experience, with music” --Pinchas Zukerman   JUNE 2, 2015 – OTTAWA (Canada) – On June 3 & 4 join conductor Pinchas Zukerman as he leads the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Gustav Mahler’s heart-stopping Symphony No.1 and renowned American violinist Gil Shaham, as he masterfully translates the technical challenges and... Read more

  5. PHOEBE ROBERTSON WINS $7,000 NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA BURSARY COMPETITION

    May 27, 2015

    PHOEBE ROBERTSON WINS $7,000 NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA BURSARY COMPETITION OTTAWA, May 27, 2015 — After adjudicating her impressive performance Monday afternoon, a jury of musicians at the National Arts Centre named Phoebe Robertson winner of the 2015 NAC Orchestra Bursary Competition. National Capital Region music students who are studying for careers as orchestral musicians competed... Read more

  6. Needles and opium back at the NAC !

    May 12, 2015

    Ottawa, 12 May 2015 - Twenty-four years after its première at the NAC, the Robert Lepage masterpiece Les aiguilles et l’opium will be back at the Théâtre français after enjoying worldwide success. “This new version revisits the past,” Lepage explained. “The perspective of maturity adds more sensuality, emotion and humanity to the piece. The show... Read more

  7. De plain-pied : trois jours d’occupation adolescente

    May 8, 2015

    (News release only available in French) Ottawa, le 4 mai 2015 – Pendant trois jours, le CNA appartiendra aux adolescents ! Du 14 au 16 mai, ils seront nombreux à occuper les lieux, à peindre les murs de leur présence et à se faire entendre haut et fort. Avec De plain-pied, le Théâtre français ouvre grand les portes du CNA aux 14-20... Read more

  8. THE TORONTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA'S BRASS BLAZE IN BRUCKNER’S SEVENTH, PLUS OTTAWA DEBUT BY VIOLIN PHENOM AUGUSTIN HADELICH

    May 5, 2015

    MAY 5, 2015 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Performing in the NAC’s Ontario Scene, Music Director Peter Oundjian leads his Toronto Symphony Orchestra in a one night only, not-to-be missed program, May 8, 2015. The performance sweeps the audience away on a sonic adventure with Treeship, by Torontonian and TSO RBC Composer, Kevin Lau.  The performance crescendos in a dazzling tour de... Read more

  9. CONDUCTOR EDWIN OUTWATER STEPS IN LAST MINUTE WITH THE GRYPHON TRIO AND THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA MAY 6 & 7

    April 28, 2015

    “Whether it’s Muhly’s exuberant minimalism, [Richard Reed ] Parry’s delicate textures or [Jonny] Greenwood’s dense thicket of sound, Outwater guides dexterous performances by musicians who play the music like they own it.” National Public Radio MAY 4, 2015 – OTTAWA (Canada) – May 6 & 7 Edwin Outwater, will replace conductor Xian Zhang to conduct... Read more

  10. Richard III : At the NAC Theatre, April 21-25

    April 16, 2015

    Ottawa, April 16 2015 - The Théâtre français is very pleased to present the most recent piece by Brigitte Haentjens, Shakespeare’s Richard III in a translation by Jean Marc Dalpé.  Sébastien Ricard, who incarnates the infamous and implacable Duke of Gloucester, is joined by an extremely talented cast that includes Sylvie Drapeau, Sophie Desmarais, Maxim... Read more

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