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  1. THE NAC ORCHESTRA’S AMBITIOUS LIFE REFLECTED TO JOIN LUMINATO FESTIVAL

    April 6, 2017

    OTTAWA (Canada) – On June 18, 2017 as part of the Luminato Festival (June 14—25), Music Director, Alexander Shelley and the National Arts Centre Orchestra will share the stories of four remarkable Canadian women through music, motion and word, in Life Reflected. Life Reflected comes to Toronto for one night only as part of the NAC Orchestra’s Canada 150 Tour. Support for this... Read more

  2. JOURNEY FROM PARIS TO BROADWAY IN A NIGHT OF BLOCKBUSTER SONG AND DANCE WITH THE NAC POPS

    April 5, 2017

    OTTAWA (Canada) – From April 6-8 revisit the rich and vibrant history of musical theatre as the NAC Orchestra welcomes a host of acclaimed artists for a musical Pops journey through time. Travel from the Parisian music halls to the neon lights of Broadway with dazzling song and dance performances as legendary Pops conductor Jack Everly leads a program handpicked for the performers joining... Read more

  3. JAN LISIECKI PLAYS CHOPIN

    April 3, 2017

    OTTAWA (Canada) – Like a breath of spring air, on Wednesday April 12th and Thursday April 13th, Jan Lisiecki returns to the National Arts Centre Orchestra to perform, for the first time at the NAC, Chopin’s sweeping Piano Concerto No. 1. “The mighty, improvisatory First Piano Concerto of 20-year-old virtuoso, Frédéric Chopin, performed by a 22-year-old shooting... Read more

  4. LOUIS LORTIE RETURNS TO THE NAC FOR A “FAREWELL” TOUR TO CHOPIN

    March 28, 2017

    OTTAWA (Canada) – On March 31st internationally acclaimed pianist Louis Lortie returns to the National Arts Centre with a recital that promises to be a physical performance of great technical proficiency and poetic finesse. Louis Lortie will perform all 52 of Chopin’s Preludes and Etudes in a recital that brings stamina and mastery to the fore. Calling this recital his “farewell... Read more

  5. A TRIO OF FIRSTS AND SIBELIUS 2ND SYMPHONY AT THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE

    March 27, 2017

    OTTAWA (Canada) – On March 29th and 30th join in the excitement as the National Arts Centre unveils a trio of “firsts” as part of the Sibelius’s Majestic Second program: The world premiere of “From the Diary of Virginia Woolf” by Gary Kulesha The NAC debut of internationally celebrated Canadian mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó, and, The NAC debut of... Read more

  6. 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

  7. 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

  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

  10. Young musicians can apply to compete in the National Arts Centre Orchestra Bursary Competition for $20,000 in cash prizes.

    February 10, 2017

    OTTAWA-- For emerging young orchestral musicians in the competitive world of classical music, acquiring financial support to jump-start a professional career can be a challenge. That’s why the National Arts Centre Orchestra is pleased to encourage students aged 16-24 to apply for the chance to compete for prizes totaling $20,000 in the Orchestra’s 2017 Bursary Competition. The 2017... Read more

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