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  1. National Arts Centre launches inaugural season of its all-Canadian performance series NAC Presents In partnership with BMO Financial Group

    September 23, 2011

    OTTAWA, CANADA, September 22, 2011 – Canada’s National Arts Centre today launched NAC Presents, in partnership with BMO Financial Group. This new, all-Canadian performance series will showcase some of this country’s most exciting, vibrant and innovative artists, including Rufus Wainwright, Jean Leloup, Gordon Lightfoot, Dala, Sarah Slean, Dan Hill, Sam Roberts Band, The Sadies,... Read more

  2. National Arts Centre launches inaugural season of its all-Canadian performance series NAC Presents In partnership with BMO Financial Group

    September 23, 2011

    OTTAWA, CANADA, September 22, 2011 – Canada’s National Arts Centre today launched NAC Presents, in partnership with BMO Financial Group. This new, all-Canadian performance series will showcase some of this country’s most exciting, vibrant and innovative artists, including Rufus Wainwright, Jean Leloup, Gordon Lightfoot, Dala, Sarah Slean, Dan Hill, Sam Roberts Band, The Sadies,... Read more

  3. National Arts Centre launches inaugural season of its all-Canadian performance series NAC Presents In partnership with BMO Financial Group

    September 23, 2011

    OTTAWA, CANADA, September 22, 2011 – Canada’s National Arts Centre today launched NAC Presents, in partnership with BMO Financial Group. This new, all-Canadian performance series will showcase some of this country’s most exciting, vibrant and innovative artists, including Rufus Wainwright, Jean Leloup, Gordon Lightfoot, Dala, Sarah Slean, Dan Hill, Sam Roberts Band, The Sadies,... Read more

  4. The National Arts Centre and The Ottawa Citizen to mark the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001, with aConcert of Hope and Remembrance

    August 29, 2011

    Ottawa (Canada)—The National Arts Centre (NAC), in collaboration with The Ottawa Citizen, will present an open-air concert on Sunday, September 11, 2011, featuring the NAC Orchestra and the Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys. The hour-long concert called The 9/11 Concert of Hope and Remembrance is a gesture marking the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York City,... Read more

  5. Reality TV program starring National Arts Centre Executive Chef Michael Blackie nominated for a Gemini Award

    August 3, 2011

    Ottawa (Canada) – The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television today announced that CheF* OFF! – the television show starring Michael Blackie, Executive Chef of the National Arts Centre – was nominated for a Gemini in the category of Best Reality Program or Series category.   Chef Blackie describes CheF* OFF! (produced by Food Network Canada and Shaw) as a cross... Read more

  6. National Arts Centre mourns the passing of celebrated Canadian screen legend Gordon Tootoosis  

    July 6, 2011

    Ottawa (Canada)—It was with great sadness the National Arts Centre (NAC) today learned of the passing of Gordon Tootoosis, one of Canada’s most celebrated actors.  In addition to a long and illustrious career in film and television, Mr. Tootoosis recently appeared at the NAC last May, making his long-awaited return to the stage in the title role of the provocative play Gordon... Read more

  7. National Arts Centre mourns the passing of Canadian composer Malcolm Forsyth

    July 5, 2011

    Ottawa (Canada)—It was with great sadness the National Arts Centre (NAC) today learned of the passing of Malcolm Forsyth, one of Canada’s most esteemed composers, and beloved father of NAC Orchestra Principal Cellist, Amanda Forsyth.  The legendary composer had a profound impact on the cultural life of this country. Most recently, Mr. Forsyth travelled to the NAC to attend the... Read more

  8. National Arts Centre Foundation honours Peter Herrndorf by creating $1.2 million CEO’s National Fund in support of performing arts programs across Canada

    July 4, 2011

    Ottawa, Canada – The National Arts Centre Foundation today honoured the longtime, visionary leader of the National Arts Centre (NAC) by creating a $1.2 million CEO’s National Fund in support of the Centre’s performing arts programs across Canada.   Since his appointment as President and CEO of the National Arts Centre in 1999, Mr. Herrndorf has upheld his strategic... Read more

  9. Celebrate Canada at the National Arts Centre! Free Canada Day concerts with the NAC Orchestra, Unisong and other fun activities

    June 24, 2011

    Ottawa, Canada – The National Arts Centre’s Canada Day tradition continues with fun activities for the whole family. The incredible lineup includes:  the NAC Orchestra and the 250 choristers Unisong Choir with guest conductor Scott Leithead the popular Kids Corner with storyteller Michel Farant and a coloring postcard activity break-dance performance by Canadian dance... Read more

  10. The National Arts Centre’s Board of Trustees extends Peter Herrndorf’s contract as President and CEO until 2013.

    June 23, 2011

    Ottawa (Canada) –The Board of Trustees of the National Arts Centre (NAC) announced today that Peter Herrndorf, President and CEO of the NAC, has agreed to extend his contract for two more years (September 1, 2011 - August 31, 2013). “Peter Herrndorf has firmly stamped the ‘national’ back into the National Arts Centre and extended its reach to all Canadians” said... Read more

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