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  1. French theatre presents : Romanzo d'infanzia (For ages 6 to 12)

    May 9, 2018

    Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 at 3 p.m. in the NAC Azrieli Studio Presented in French, with a focus on dance and palatable to all audiences “Michele Abbondanza and Antonella Bertoni have just delivered a masterful one-hour performance where theatre and dance merge into a stunning explosion of energy, re‑enacting the flamboyant drama of childhood.”... Read more

  2. GENERAL AUDITIONS National Arts Centre English Theatre will be conducting general auditions in Toronto on Monday, August 14 and Tuesday August 15, 2017.

    July 14, 2017

    GENERAL AUDITIONS - TORONTO National Arts Centre English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley will be conducting general auditions in Toronto on Monday, August 14 and Tuesday August 15, 2017. NAC English Theatre is committed to inclusive casting. We encourage submissions from professional artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities, a concept we understand very... Read more

  3. CHILDREN OF GOD A NEW MUSICAL BY COREY PAYETTE June 7 - 18

    May 19, 2017

    NAC English Theatre presents   Children of God A New Musical by Corey Payette An Urban Ink (Vancouver) Production in collaboration with NAC English Theatre in Association with Raven Theatre (Vancouver) and presented in association with NAC’s Canada Scene Festival June 7 - 18, 2017 May 22, 2017 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “Children of God is must-see theatre for... Read more

  4. More than $20,000 awarded to young musicians from the Ottawa – Gatineau region at the 2017 National Arts Centre Orchestra Bursary Competition

    May 15, 2017

    OTTAWA — On May 14, at 2:00 p.m. music students aged 16-24 from the National Capital Region competed for a chance to win prizes worth more than $20,000 in the 37th annual  National Arts Centre Orchestra’s 2017 Bursary Competition. This year’s winners are: 2017 NAC Orchestra Bursary ($7,000) –Nicolas Richard, bassoon Crabtree Foundation Award ($5,000) –... Read more

  5. MOVING CHORUS AND ACCLAIMED VOCALISTS MARK THE RETURN OF MOZART’S REQUIEM AT THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE

    May 15, 2017

    On May 17th and 18th enjoy a stirring and explorative evening of Mozart with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, as principal guest conductor John Storgårds returns to the NAC. This much-anticipated performance of Mozart’s Requiem marks the closure of the Air Canada Ovation Series of the 2016-2017 season. The roster of internationally celebrated soloists includes: Canadian soprano... Read more

  6. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA’S CANADA 150 TOUR ARRIVES IN QUEBEC CITY ON JUNE 3 Tour includes a performance at the Palais Montcalm, Maison de la musique in historic Old Québec!

    May 9, 2017

    OTTAWA — The National Arts Centre Orchestra led by Music Director Alexander Shelley and featuring Québec’s own violin super-star Alexandre Da Costa will perform on Saturday, June 3 at 8:00 p.m. at the beautiful Palais Montcalm, Maison de la musique in Québec City. The concert will feature JUNO award winning Alexandre Da Costa whose virtuosity will be highlighted in two... Read more

  7. THE NAC ORCHESTRA’S AMBITIOUS LIFE REFLECTED TO JOIN LUMINATO FESTIVAL

    April 6, 2017

    OTTAWA (Canada) – On June 18, 2017 as part of the Luminato Festival (June 14—25), Music Director, Alexander Shelley and the National Arts Centre Orchestra will share the stories of four remarkable Canadian women through music, motion and word, in Life Reflected. Life Reflected comes to Toronto for one night only as part of the NAC Orchestra’s Canada 150 Tour. Support for this... Read more

  8. JOURNEY FROM PARIS TO BROADWAY IN A NIGHT OF BLOCKBUSTER SONG AND DANCE WITH THE NAC POPS

    April 5, 2017

    OTTAWA (Canada) – From April 6-8 revisit the rich and vibrant history of musical theatre as the NAC Orchestra welcomes a host of acclaimed artists for a musical Pops journey through time. Travel from the Parisian music halls to the neon lights of Broadway with dazzling song and dance performances as legendary Pops conductor Jack Everly leads a program handpicked for the performers joining... Read more

  9. JAN LISIECKI PLAYS CHOPIN

    April 3, 2017

    OTTAWA (Canada) – Like a breath of spring air, on Wednesday April 12th and Thursday April 13th, Jan Lisiecki returns to the National Arts Centre Orchestra to perform, for the first time at the NAC, Chopin’s sweeping Piano Concerto No. 1. “The mighty, improvisatory First Piano Concerto of 20-year-old virtuoso, Frédéric Chopin, performed by a 22-year-old shooting... Read more

  10. LOUIS LORTIE RETURNS TO THE NAC FOR A “FAREWELL” TOUR TO CHOPIN

    March 28, 2017

    OTTAWA (Canada) – On March 31st internationally acclaimed pianist Louis Lortie returns to the National Arts Centre with a recital that promises to be a physical performance of great technical proficiency and poetic finesse. Louis Lortie will perform all 52 of Chopin’s Preludes and Etudes in a recital that brings stamina and mastery to the fore. Calling this recital his “farewell... Read more

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