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  1. Classic film scenes and classic film scores highlight the first CTV Pops concert of the season! The National Arts Centre Orchestra performs marvelous musical excerpts in Rodgers and Hammerstein at the Movies on October 20, 21, and 22 in Southam Hall

    October 6, 2011

    In the first CTV Pops concert of the NAC Orchestra’s 2011-12 season, Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly leads the National Arts Centre Orchestra in the spectacular Rodgers and Hammerstein at the Movies. Featuring film clips and excerpts from the scores of half a dozen classic musical films, this vibrant treat for the eyes and ears takes place in Southam Hall on Thursday October 20, Friday... Read more

  2. Pianist Stéphane Lemelin and trumpeter James Thompson are featured in the National Arts Centre’s ‘Music for a Sunday Afternoon’ on October 16 at the National Gallery of Canada

    September 29, 2011

    The first ‘Music for a Sunday Afternoon’ concert of the National Arts Centre’s 2011-2012 season features pianist Stéphane Lemelin and trumpeter James Thompson. The concert takes place at 2 p.m. on Sunday October 16 in the Auditorium of the National Gallery of Canada. The concert includes the following repertoire:... Read more

  3. BEETHOVEN’S ICONIC FIFTH SYMPHONY OPENS THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA’S MARK MOTORS AUDI SIGNATURE SERIES ON OCTOBER 12-13

    September 28, 2011

    The first Mark Motors Audi Signature concerts of the season – entitled Beethoven’s Fifth – will be performed on Wednesday October 12 and Thursday October 13 at 8 p.m. in Southam Hall.  The National Arts Centre Orchestra – featuring guest artist Leila Josefowicz as violin soloist -- will be under the baton of conductor Hannu Lintu in his NAC Orchestra debut. The... Read more

  4. 15th ANNUAL NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE GALA – ONE ENCHANTED EVENING WITH SARAH McLACHLAN –RAISES $621,000 FOR THE NAC’S NATIONAL YOUTH AND EDUCATION TRUST

    September 26, 2011

    The 15th annual National Arts Centre Gala – One Enchanted Evening with Sarah McLachlan, held on Saturday September 24 -- was a great success both artistically and financially. The event was sold out, and the audience was thrilled to hear the announcement from Gala Honorary Chair Laureen Harper that the event had raised a net amount of $­­­­621,000. The entire amount goes to... Read more

  5. The National Arts Centre Orchestra kicks off the 2011-2012 season in spectacular style with a Russian Festival – featuring Music Director Pinchas Zukerman and Russian artists performing classics of Russian repertoire

    September 14, 2011

    The four-concert Russian Festival (September 27-October 6) throws a brilliant spotlight on the drama, power, and passion of some of the most dazzling masterworks of the Russian repertoire. The Russian Festival is a kaleidoscope of lush melodies, fabulous orchestration, and dramatic emotional expression. All concerts are conducted by Music Director Pinchas Zukerman and performed by the National... Read more

  6. The National Arts Centre 2011 Gala – One Enchanted Evening with Sarah McLachlan, also featuring Music Director Pinchas Zukerman and the NAC Orchestra – is almost sold out!

    September 14, 2011

    On Saturday, September 24, a glittering evening beckons as the NAC Gala returns with One Enchanted Evening with Sarah McLachlan. The Gala features the National Arts Centre Orchestra conducted by Music Director Pinchas Zukerman in the first half, and Canadian superstar Sarah McLachlan and her hand-picked musicians join the full Orchestra in the concert’s second half.  This is the... Read more

  7. The National Arts Centre Orchestra kicks off the 2011-2012 season in spectacular style with a Russian Festival – featuring Music Director Pinchas Zukerman and Russian artists performing classics of Russian repertoire

    September 14, 2011

    The four-concert Russian Festival (September 27-October 6) throws a brilliant spotlight on the drama, power, and passion of some of the most dazzling masterworks of the Russian repertoire. The Russian Festival is a kaleidoscope of lush melodies, fabulous orchestration, and dramatic emotional expression. All concerts are conducted by Music Director Pinchas Zukerman and performed by the National... Read more

  8. The National Arts Centre 2011 Gala – One Enchanted Evening with Sarah McLachlan, also featuring Music Director Pinchas Zukerman and the NAC Orchestra – is almost sold out!

    September 14, 2011

    On Saturday, September 24, a glittering evening beckons as the NAC Gala returns with One Enchanted Evening with Sarah McLachlan. The Gala features the National Arts Centre Orchestra conducted by Music Director Pinchas Zukerman in the first half, and Canadian superstar Sarah McLachlan and her hand-picked musicians join the full Orchestra in the concert’s second half.  This is the... Read more

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