News Releases

  1. Gail Asper, O.C., O.M., LL.D. appointed Vice-Chair of theNational Arts Centre Foundation Board

    December 15, 2010

    (Ottawa, Canada) Gail Asper, President of The Asper Foundation and one of Canada’s most active supporters of arts and culture, has been appointed Vice-chair of the Board of Directors of the National Arts Centre Foundation, the National Art Centre’s fundraising arm. “I believe strongly in the vision of Peter Herrndorf and the entire team at the National Arts Centre,” said... Read more

  2. National Arts Centre brings together Ottawa and Canada’s culinary superstars for First Annual Canadian Celebrity Chefs event

    December 8, 2010

    Ottawa (Canada) – The National Arts Centre and some of Ottawa’s most popular chefs will host Canada’s top culinary stars at the First Annual Canadian Celebrity Chefs event on January 24, 2011. The event – hosted by Kevin Brauch, star of The Thirsty Traveller on Food Network Canada –will showcase the best talent and cuisine coming from Canadian chefs and feature... Read more

  3. PotashCorp comes onboard as Saskatchewan Presenting Partner for Prairie Scene  

    December 3, 2010

     OTTAWA, ON— Canada’s National Arts Centre is delighted to announce that PotashCorp has contributed $100,000 to become the Saskatchewan Presenting Partner for Prairie Scene, a multidisciplinary arts festival that will showcase 500 of the best established and emerging artists from Manitoba and Saskatchewan on stages across the Nation’s Capital from April 26 to May 8, 2011.... Read more

  4. Bachman & Turner Rock Prairie Scene

    December 1, 2010

    “Their voices have withstood the test of time, and the pounding guitar and catchy hooks are still in place. Bachman & Turner are back, and ready to rock… Bachman & Turner is an instant classic.”— MelodicRockConcerts.com OTTAWA, ON— The National Arts Centre (NAC) is thrilled to announce that Canadian rock and roll legends Randy Bachman and Fred Turner,... Read more

  5. The National Arts Centre announces Prairie Scene: 500 artists, 80 events, 30 venues, 13 days

    November 18, 2010

    REGINA/WINNIPEG — Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) has announced the first programming details of Prairie Scene, an eclectic, multi-disciplinary arts festival featuring 500 of the best established and emerging artists from Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Prairie Scene will present 80 different events in music, theatre, dance, visual and media arts, literature, film and culinary arts in... Read more

  6. La danse sur les routes du Québec receives the 2010 NAC Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring Contribution to Touring

    November 8, 2010

    Ottawa (Canada) – The National Arts Centre (NAC) is pleased to announce that La danse sur les routes du Québec (DSR) has been awarded the 2010 National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring in the Performing Arts.  La danse sur les routes is being recognized for its leadership role in the development of touring by professional dancers and companies in... Read more

  7. National Arts Centre launches the 2010 Share the Spirit holiday campaign for deserving children and families

    November 8, 2010

    Ottawa (Canada) –The National Arts Centre (NAC), with the help of generous sponsors and patrons, is bringing the magic of live performing arts this holiday season to hundreds of deserving children and their families in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. This is the second year for Share the Spirit, an exciting initiative aimed at families who, for economic or health reasons, may not have the... Read more

  8. National Arts Centre creates unique Canadian Conductors Workshop for conductors of tomorrow

    October 27, 2010

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  9. Serendipity Point Film’s Barney’s Version Premiere’s in Ottawa at the NAC

    October 26, 2010

    OTTAWA— The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage will be hosting a special Ottawa premiere of BARNEY’S VERSION at the National Arts Centre on Tuesday November 2nd. Based on Mordecai Richler’s prize winning novel of the same name, BARNEY’S VERSION is produced by Robert Lantos (Eastern Promises, Being Julia), directed by Richard J. Lewis (CSI: Crime Scene... Read more

  10. Newfoundland Clarinetist Sean Rice joins NAC Orchestra as Second Clarinet

    October 20, 2010

    For immediate release Ottawa, Ontario –The National Arts Centre is delighted to announce that Sean Rice, an award-winning clarinetist from St. John’s, NL will join the NAC Orchestra in the position of Second Clarinet. “Sean is a truly talented musician,” said NAC Music Director Pinchas Zukerman. “He has a beautiful sound and is extremely musical. He will be a... Read more

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