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  1. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA PERFORMS IN ESKASONI FIRST NATION, NOVA SCOTIA ON MAY 3

    April 26, 2017

    Visit includes performance of I Lost My Talk based on poem by Mi’kmaw poet and elder Rita Joe, music and art clinics for 500 Cape Breton students OTTAWA (Canada) April 26, 2017– The National Arts Centre Orchestra, led by Music Director Alexander Shelley, is performing a special concert on Wednesday, May 3 at 12:30 p.m.in Eskasoni First Nation, Nova Scotia that will include I Lost My... Read more

  2. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA’S CANADA 150 TOUR ARRIVES IN MONCTON

    April 25, 2017

    Tour includes a side-by-side concert with Sistema New Brunswick in Moncton OTTAWA, April 25, 2017 — The National Arts Centre Orchestra’s Canada 150 Tour arrives in Moncton, New Brunswick with concerts and education events from April 28 to April 30. These activities are part of the NAC Orchestra’s national tour in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Confederation. It is the... Read more

  3. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA’S CANADA 150 TOUR ARRIVES IN SAINT JOHN

    April 24, 2017

    Tour includes a performance at Imperial Theatre in Saint John and a Young Artist Summit for Indigenous Performers OTTAWA-- On Thursday, May 4 at 8 p.m., the National Arts Centre Orchestra led by Alexander Shelley will perform a concert featuring the internationally renowned James Ehnes at the Imperial Theatre in Saint John, presented by Symphony New Brunswick.  The concert is part of the NAC... Read more

  4. CANADA’S NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA KICKS OFF CROSS-COUNTRY TOUR APRIL 26 IN ST. JOHN’S

    April 19, 2017

    Canada 150 Tour features line-up of concerts and events featuring local musicians This spring and fall Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) Orchestra, led by Music Director Alexander Shelley, is touring across the country to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, and its first stop is St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. “We have an ambitious line-up of concerts and... Read more

  5. NACO to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation with national tour

    March 23, 2017

    Details for Canada 150 Tour released OTTAWA, March 23, 2017 — This spring and fall the National Arts Centre Orchestra will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation by embarking on a national tour— the first to be led by the Orchestra’s highly acclaimed Music Director Alexander Shelley. The Canada 150 Tour begins in Atlantic Canada from April 25 to May 7, and will... Read more

  6. The NAC’s Institute for Orchestral Studies Launches Search for Five Young String Musicians to Apprentice with the NAC Orchestra

    March 10, 2017

    Students have until May 1st, 2017 to apply for all expense paid six-week apprenticeship OTTAWA, ON-The National Arts Centre (NAC) Orchestra’s Institute for Orchestral Studies (IOS) is accepting applications until May 1, 2017, from talented young string musicians, who can apply to earn a once in a lifetime paid apprenticeship.  This year, the program runs from August 29 to October 14,... Read more

  7. Now We’re Talking! NAC English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley Opens the Conversation on the 2017/18 Season

    March 6, 2017

    Now We’re Talking! NAC English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley Opens the Conversation on the 2017/18 Season. March 6, 2017 – OTTAWA (Canada) – From adaptations of classic novels, to powerful stories told in various musical styles, to real-life events brought to the national stage with stunning visuals, the 2017/18 NAC English Theatre season offers a wide array of... Read more

  8. Experience Soul-Stirring Music with the NAC Orchestra’s Spectacular 2017-18 Season

    March 6, 2017

    OTTAWA (Canada) – Today, Music Director, Alexander Shelley and the National Arts Centre Orchestra announced the 2017-18 Season, heralding remarkable guest artists including Itzhak Perlman, Emanuel Ax, Lang Lang, Branford Marsalis, Angela Hewitt, Karen Gomyo, and Joshua Bell amongst the dozens of talented performers who will grace the stage of the NAC. Season 2017-18 has over 50 concerts... Read more

  9. Canadian Icon k.d. lang Announced as the NAC’s 2017 Gala Artist

    February 23, 2017

    Tickets go on sale March 3 for the 21st annual NAC Gala in support of youth and education programming! OTTAWA (Canada) – The NAC is pleased to announce Canadian superstar k.d. lang as the gala artist for the 21st annual NAC Gala in support of the National Youth and Education Trust. On Saturday September 16, 2017, k.d. lang—the Grammy- and Juno-Award winning singer/songwriter and her... Read more

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