News Releases

  1. GUEST CONDUCTOR THOMAS SØNDERGÅRD CONDUCTS SIBELIUS

    February 17, 2015

    FEBRUARY 16, 2015 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Patrons may feel a brisk gust of Scandinavian air in Southam Hall as Danish guest conductor, Thomas Søndergård, takes the stage twice this week. On both Thursday and Friday, he will lead the NAC Orchestra through Sibelius’s Symphony No. 7, an emotional and sumptuous tour de force. Considered a symphonic masterwork, this was the... Read more

  2. PINCHAS ZUKERMAN AND THE NAC ORCHESTRA’S BRASS CHOIR PERFORM THE CANADIAN AND U.S. NATIONAL ANTHEMS AT THE SENATORS GAME ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015

    February 13, 2015

    PINCHAS ZUKERMAN AND THE NAC ORCHESTRA’S BRASS CHOIR PERFORM THE CANADIAN AND U.S. NATIONAL ANTHEMS AT THE SENATORS GAME ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015 A Musical Gift to Hockey Fans in Maestro Zukerman’s final season February 13, 2015 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Hockey fans are in for a treat on Monday, February 16, 2015 when world renowned violinist and conductor, Pinchas Zukerman... Read more

  3. THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE MOURNS THE LOSS OF FOUR ARTISTS KILLED IN A TRAGIC ACCIDENT OUTSIDE OF REGINA

    February 12, 2015

    February 12, 2015 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre (NAC) is mourning the loss of four well known Canadian artists who died in a tragic car accident that claimed five lives outside of Regina Tuesday. The NAC lowered its flag to honour the lives of Michael Green, Michele Sereda, Narcisse Blood and Lacy Morin-Desjarlais. Michael Green, one of the founders and Co-Artistic... Read more

  4. Shake the JAR.

    February 12, 2015

    Bye-bye daily life devoid of fantasy! The Théâtre français at the NAC presents Le projet bocal, a show where the logical and the rational take a holiday. Flipped on its head by the imaginations of the three writers and actors Sonia Cordeau, Simon Lacroix and Raphaëlle Lalande, the stage becomes a distorting jar that, like a funhouse mirror, twists the commonplace into... Read more

  5. SEASON STARTS FOR NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE’S WOLFGANG SESSIONS – MUSIC WITH A WILD SIDE

    February 11, 2015

    FEBRUARY 11, 2015 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre Orchestra is taking a walk on the wild side. Stepping out of their standard performance attire and away from their regular venue, Southam Hall, members of the NAC Orchestra launch the WolfGANG Sessions at the Byward Market’s Mercury Lounge. Co-presented by the Mercury Lounge, in partnership with the Arboretum... Read more

  6. Shake that Skeleton! Les grands-mères mortes at the NAC Studio

    February 5, 2015

    NOTE TO THE LIVING: We’re organizing a party, and you are invited. Just so you know, it will be a celebration of the dead. I can hear you now – What’s up with that? I’m alive! – but after a few minutes your skeleton might start to boogie and shimmy, shaking back and forth. You might realize that we all have a skeleton that can move like that. And that just might... Read more

  7. Amanda Forsyth, NAC Principal Cellist and JUNO Award Winner Announces her Resignation from Orchestra to Pursue Solo Career

    February 4, 2015

    February 5, 2015 (Ottawa) – The NAC Orchestra’s own superstar principal cellist, Amanda Forsyth, has officially announced that she will be leaving the NAC Orchestra at the end of the 2014/15 season, so she can focus her energies on her global solo and chamber music career. On February 5 in her final solo performance with the NAC Orchestra as  principal cello, Forsyth will perform... Read more

  8. A sizzling hot show for Valentine’s Weekend!

    January 30, 2015

    Internationally acclaimed choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui reinvents the passion and virtuosity of tango in m¡longa, a Sadler’s Wells London production, featuring 12 superb dancers and 5 onstage musicians. Larbi captures the drama of a milonga (a Latin social dance), with stark staging and a subdued, seductive mood, emphasizing the dancers’ humanity amidst their swiveling... Read more

  9. THE NAC WINTER SALE IS BACK! TWO TICKETS FOR $45 ON 17 EXCITING PERFORMANCES!

    January 26, 2015

    January 26, 2015 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Just because the winter winds are pushing at the door is no reason to stay in – especially when the NAC Winter Sale is back! The sale that keeps everyone warm and entertained at the same time is back to brighten the winter days with sizzling deals on 17 performances at the National Arts Centre! From January 26 – February 15, patrons can... Read more

  10. National Arts Centre Issues Request for Proposals for Construction Manager for Historic Redevelopment

    January 23, 2015

    OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre (NAC)  has initiated a public call for Expressions of Interest for Construction Management Services for the redevelopment of the national performing arts centre to mark the 150th anniversary of Canada in 2017. This call for Expressions of Interest is the first of a two step process. The NAC intends to invite up to four (4) firms, who obtain the... Read more

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