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  1. Canadian Opera Legend Russell Braun joins faculty of NAC’s Young Artist Program June 5-24

    June 5, 2017

    Aspiring young artists to receive month-long training from all-star faculty (OTTAWA) – From June 5-24, 2017, 64 talented young musicians from all around the world will embark on a three-week coaching and mentorship program during the 19th edition of the National Arts Centre’s Young Artists Program (YAP). This year, renowned Canadian baritone Russell Braun, joins the all-star faculty,... Read more

  2. The Louis Riel Opera to Make Ottawa Premiere at the National Arts Centre June 15

    May 18, 2017

    My people will sleep for 100 years, and when they wake, it will be the artists who give them back their souls. —Louis Riel, 1885 OTTAWA --Fresh from a triumphant seven-day run at Toronto’s Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, the Canadian Opera Company (COC)’s Louis Riel makes its Ottawa premiere opening the National Arts Centre’s Canada Scene festival, running... Read more

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Music Monday Celebrations at the National Arts Centre will Join Thousands of Music Makers in Canada's Largest, Simultaneous Sing-along

    April 26, 2017

    On Monday, May 1st, thousands of students, musicians, parents and community members across Canada will sing together creating the world's largest single event dedicated to raising awareness for music education.  At this time each year, as a testament to the unifying power of music, our country comes together from coast to coast to coast to simultaneously sing the Music Monday... Read more

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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