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  1. FREE PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP for young artists ages 16-20 September 25 – 27 HOW TO FALL

    September 16, 2015

    FREE PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP for young artists ages 16-20 September 25 – 27 HOW TO FALL   WHERE: National Arts Centre WHEN: Fri. Sept. 25 (5:30–9:00pm); Sat. Sept. 26 (10am–4pm); Sun. Sept. 27 (10am–4pm) (Experience welcome, but NOT required. What matters is that you want to be there.) The National Arts Centre welcomes Toronto artists Erin... Read more

  2. À quoi ça sert d’être brillant si t’éclaires personne? A festive and incisive happening

    September 15, 2015

    On September 25 the Francophones of Ontario will be celebrating three anniversaries at once! This festive day marks the 40th anniversary of the first raising of the Franco-Ontarian flag, the fifth annual Franco-Ontarian Day and the 400th anniversary of the French presence in Ontario. The NAC’s Théâtre français will be marking the occasion with a festive and mordant... Read more

  3. THE SHELLEY ERA OFFICIALLY BEGINS AT THE NAC Featuring the world premiere of Dear Life: a reflection on life and childhood through music, words and photography

    September 9, 2015

    OTTAWA (Canada) –  On September 16 and 17 don’t miss the opening nights of Alexander Shelley’s inaugural season as Music Director of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, in a concert titled “Echoes of Childhood.” This Mark Motors Audi Signature Series concert features contrasting takes on life and childhood. The program begins with Elgar’s exuberant Wand of... Read more

  4. GENERAL AUDITIONS National Arts Centre English Theatre will be conducting general auditions in Montreal on Monday, August 24 and Wednesday, August 26, 2015.

    July 22, 2015

    National Arts Centre English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley and Associate Artistic Director Sarah Garton Stanley will be conducting general auditions in Montreal on Monday, August 24 and Wednesday, August 26, 2015. NAC English Theatre is committed to inclusive casting. We encourage submissions from all professional artists, regardless of cultural identity, age, disability, gender or any... Read more

  5. Third Wolfgang Session set to sizzle in the final act of the Season The NAC Orchestra and Mercury Lounge present Music with a Wild Side

    July 6, 2015

    (Ottawa ON)-- The temperature is sure to rise, on Saturday July 11 at 10:00 p.m., when members of the NAC Orchestra heat things up in a performance of sultry, electrifying music by acclaimed female composers from the UK, Canada and New York’s indie classical scene for an unforgettable evening at Mercury Lounge in the Byward Market. The third and final WolfGANG Session of the season is... Read more

  6. NAC French Theatre 2015-2016 season launch

    April 9, 2015

    Art should force us into the streets ! - André Breton - Ottawa, 9 April 2015– Last night before an enthusiastic audience the Théâtre français unveiled its program for the 2015-16 season at the NAC Studio. For her 4th season as artistic director, Brigitte Haentjens has selected plays from here and elsewhere, works by both emerging artists and... Read more

  7. NAC English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley Shines a Light on the Stories for the 2015/16 Season. Important Stories. Canadian Stories. Our Stories.

    March 31, 2015

    News Release NAC English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley Shines a Light on the Stories for the 2015/16 Season. Important Stories. Canadian Stories. Our Stories. March 31, 2015 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Theatre. Humanity. Canada. These three words helped NAC English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley shape the stories of the 2015/16 English Theatre season. “I believe... Read more

  8. Angela Hewitt and National Arts Centre Orchestra recording nominated for Juno Award

    January 29, 2015

    OTTAWA (Canada) – Celebrated Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt has been nominated for a JUNO Award for Best Classical Album of the Year (Large Ensemble or Soloist(s) with Large Ensemble Accompaniment) for Mozart’s Piano Concertos Nos. 22 & 24 (Hyperion), recorded with the National Arts Centre Orchestra and conducted by Hannu Lintu. The recording was captured in... Read more

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