News Releases

  1. A TRIO OF FIRSTS AND SIBELIUS 2ND SYMPHONY AT THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE

    March 27, 2017

    OTTAWA (Canada) – On March 29th and 30th join in the excitement as the National Arts Centre unveils a trio of “firsts” as part of the Sibelius’s Majestic Second program: The world premiere of “From the Diary of Virginia Woolf” by Gary Kulesha The NAC debut of internationally celebrated Canadian mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó, and, The NAC debut of... Read more

  2. Now the Ghosts of the Donnellys Return to Tell their Side of the Story! VIGILANTE March 29 - April 1 a Catalyst Theatre Production presented by NAC English Theatre

    March 15, 2017

    NAC English Theatre presents   Vigilante Book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Christenson Directed by Jonathan Christenson A Catalyst Theatre (Edmonton) Production in Collaboration with NAC English Theatre premiere commissioned by the Citadel Theatre (Edmonton) March 29 – April 15, 2017 March 13, 2017 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Five Stars! “Vigilante is a wonderful, rare... Read more

  3. Young musicians can apply to compete in the National Arts Centre Orchestra Bursary Competition for $20,000 in cash prizes.

    February 10, 2017

    OTTAWA-- For emerging young orchestral musicians in the competitive world of classical music, 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 $20,000 in the Orchestra’s 2017 Bursary Competition. The 2017... Read more

  4. Alexander Shelley and the National Arts Centre Orchestra Brass Choir Perform the National Anthem at the Ottawa Senators Game on February 19

    February 2, 2017

    February 2, 2017 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Hockey fans tuning in to Hockey Night in Canada are in for an added thrill on Sunday, February 19, when NAC Music Director Alexander Shelley leads the Orchestra’s Brass Choir in an exciting performance of the Canadian National Anthem! The Ottawa Senators will square off against the Winnipeg Jets at 5:00 p.m. at Canadian Tire Centre. Along... Read more

  5. GENERAL AUDITIONS - OTTAWA National Arts Centre English Theatre will be conducting general auditions in Ottawa on Monday, February 27, 2017.

    February 2, 2017

    GENERAL AUDITIONS - OTTAWA National Arts Centre English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley and Artistic Advisor* Patrick Gauthier will be conducting general auditions in Ottawa on Monday, February 27, 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... Read more

  6. NAC English Theatre Presents The Colony of Unrequited Dreams Based on the bestselling novel by Wayne Johnston Adapted by Robert Chafe Directed by Jillian Keiley

    January 11, 2017

    NAC English Theatre Presents   The Colony of Unrequited Dreams Based on the bestselling novel by Wayne Johnston Adapted by Robert Chafe Directed by Jillian Keiley An Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland Production in Collaboration with NAC English Theatre January 25 – February 11, 2017 January 11, 2017 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “The set design and staging were kinetic, memorable,... Read more

  7. Matthias Pintscher Conducts the NAC Orchestra in Stravinsky’s Italian Ballet December 15 & 16

    December 13, 2016

    OTTAWA (Canada) – On December 15-16, acclaimed conductor Matthias Pintscher will lead the NAC Orchestra, in a delightful performance of Igor Stravinsky’s Italian-influenced music for the ballet Pulcinella, as well as Mozart’s overture to La clemenza di Tito and Sinfonia concertante which features two stellar musicians from the NAC Orchestra – Concertmaster Yosuke Kawasaki... Read more

  8. SCROOGE HAS DELIVERED A HOLIDAY TO REMEMBER! TWO MORE PERFORMANCES ADDED FOR A CHRISTMAS CAROL – DECEMBER 18 & DECEMBER 27 TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7!

    December 5, 2016

    Scrooge has Delivered a Holiday to Remember! Two More Performances Added – December 18 & December 27 Tickets on SAle Wednesday, December 7! December 5, 2016 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me.” Ebenezer... Read more

  9. NAC ENGLISH THEATRE PRODUCTION A CHRISTMAS CAROL BY CHARLES DICKENS ADAPTED AND DIRECTED BY JILLIAN KEILEY FEATURING ANDY JONES AS SCROOGE DECEMBER 13 - 31, 2016

    November 29, 2016

    News Release NAC English Theatre Production   A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens Adapted and Directed by Jillian Keiley featuring Andy Jones as SCrooge December 13 - 31, 2016 November 29, 2016 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “Keep Christmas in your own way and let me keep it in mine.” Ebenezer Scrooge A Christmas Carol is as well-known as any work can be. All that has to be... Read more

  10. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE SHARING THE BEST OF THE PERFORMING ARTS WITH CANADIANS IN 2017 Celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday with Cross-country Orchestra and Theatre Tours, a Major Canada Scene Festival in the Nation’s Capital, and More!

    November 23, 2016

    OTTAWA (Canada) – At the National Arts Centre (NAC), Canada is our stage. That will be truer than ever in 2017 as the NAC celebrates our country’s 150th birthday by presenting a number of ambitious projects to mark Canada’s milestone year. The NAC’s plans include orchestra and theatre tours, a massive arts festival, and a Canada Day weekend extravaganza featuring the 25th... Read more

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