News Releases

  1. The Cotton Club is swinging again at the NAC, April 28-30

    April 14, 2016

    OTTAWA (Canada) – From April 28-30, let the NAC Orchestra guide you on a journey back to the 1920’s, to New York City’s iconic “Cotton Club,” where Jazz legends Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie debuted some of the greatest jazz hits of all time. This Fidelity Investment Pop’s concert will showcase the NAC Orchestra performing these... Read more

  2. Belles Soeurs: The Musical April 27 - May 14 NAC Theatre. NAC English Theatre Presentation

    April 12, 2016

    NAC English Theatre Presentation Belles Soeurs: The Musical Based on the Play Les Belles-Sœurs by Michel Tremblay Book, Lyrics and Direction by René Richard Cyr Music by Daniel Bélanger English Book Adapted by Brian Hill English Lyrics, Musical adaptation and Additional Music by Neil Bartram Orchestrations and Musical Direction by Chris Barillaro A Copa de Oro Productions Ltd... Read more

  3. Alexander Shelley makes his debut at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto Leading the National Arts Centre Orchestra in a performance of Mozart and Strauss

    April 1, 2016

    OTTAWA (Canada) – On April 2, 2016 don’t miss the chance to see Ottawa’s celebrated new Music Director Alexander Shelley, as he leads the NAC Orchestra from the stage at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto for the first time. “I am thrilled to be leading the National Arts Centre’s phenomenal orchestra for the first time in the beautiful city of Toronto. Since I moved to... Read more

  4. CONCORD FLORAL WRITTEN BY JORDAN TANNAHILL ORIGINALLY CREATED BY ERIN BRUBACHER, CARA SPOONER AND JORDAN TANNAHILL DIRECTED BY ERIN BRUBACHER AND CARA SPOONER MARCH 29 – APRIL 9, 2016

    March 15, 2016

    NAC english theatre presentation Concord Floral Written by Jordan Tannahill Originally Created by Erin Brubacher, Cara Spooner and Jordan Tannahill Directed by Erin Brubacher and Cara Spooner A Suburban Beast Production March 29 – April 9, 2016 March 15, 2016 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “…masterfully blends naturalistic dialogue, poetic lyricism and magic realism. Concord... Read more

  5. MULTI-JUNO & MAPLE BLUES AWARD WINNER COLIN JAMES RETURNS TO THE NAC FOR HIS UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL TOUR

    March 10, 2016

    OTTAWA, Canada, March 10, 2016 – Canadian blues-rocker Colin James returns to the NAC’s Southam Hall on Saturday, April 2 to perform songs from his latest studio album, Hearts on Fire. The NAC Presents series, in partnership with BMO Financial Group, is delighted to welcome Colin back to the national stage after a hiatus of over four years. He will be joined by a... Read more

  6. Music Director Alexander Shelley and the NAC Orchestra Pay Tribute to Four Canadian Women in an Ambitious Multi-Media Performance

    March 8, 2016

    On May 19, 2016, Alexander Shelley and the National Arts Centre Orchestra will share the stories of four remarkable Canadian women through music, motion and word, in the world premiere of Life Reflected. This ground-breaking performance is the most ambitious creation project in the Orchestra’s history and promises to be the artistic highlight of the year. In 2013, when he accepted the... Read more

  7. NAC PRESENTS PRODUCER SIMONE DENEAU TO STEP DOWN AFTER A 38 YEAR CAREER AT THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE Founding Producer of NAC Presents made an indelible mark in promoting and presenting Canadian singer-songwriters

    February 29, 2016

    February 29, 2016 – OTTAWA (Canada) –Simone Deneau, the founding Producer of the all-Canadian singer-songwriter series NAC Presents will retire later this year after a remarkable 38 year career promoting and presenting Canadian performing artists. Ms. Deneau first joined the NAC in 1978 as an usher. She later filled the position of Assistant Director of Patron Services. Ms. Deneau... Read more

  8. FACE 2 FACE 2016: MANY VOICES TO DISCOVER, MANY IDEAS TO EXPLORE

    February 15, 2016

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) is proud to be presenting its fourth edition of Face 2 Face, a series that puts the spotlight on rising stars of the contemporary dance world. From February 24 to 27, brilliant artists from various countries will share some of their best work in an intimate setting, either at the NAC Studio or at the Ottawa Dance Directive’s ODD BOX. “This year’s... Read more

  9. NAC ENGLISH THEATRE PRESENTATION BOOM WRITTEN, DIRECTED AND PERFORMED BY RICK MILLER KIDDONS AND WRYD PRODUCTIONS FEBRUARY 24 – MARCH 12, 2016

    February 10, 2016

    News Release NAC English Theatre presentation  BOOM Written, Directed and Performed by Rick Miller Kiddons  and WRYD Productions February 24 – March 12, 2016 February 10, 2016 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “Miller’s best solo show to date – with a brilliant design concept that allows him to use his inimitable vocal talents to tell this story in a way that no... Read more

  10. Young musicians can now apply for a chance to win $19,000 at the 2016 National Arts Centre Orchestra Bursary Competition

    February 4, 2016

    OTTAWA — For budding young orchestral musicians, acquiring financial support to jump-start a professional career can be a challenge. That’s why the National Arts Centre Orchestra is pleased to encourage students aged 16-24 to apply for the chance to compete for prizes totaling $19,000 in the Orchestra’s 2016 Bursary Competition. The 2016 NAC Orchestra Bursary Competition is... Read more

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