News Releases

  1. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA CONCERTMASTERS YOSUKE KAWASAKI AND JESSICA LINNEBACH TO STAGE A BENEFIT CONCERT ON MAY 4

    May 2, 2012

    For the second year in a row, NAC Orchestra Concertmaster Yosuke Kawasaki and Associate Concertmaster Jessica Linnebach will stage a benefit chamber music concert and auction. The concert takes place on Friday May 4, 2012 at MacKay United Church, 39 Dufferin Road (at MacKay St.) in Ottawa. The silent auction begins at 7:15 p.m. and the concert – hosted by writer/broadcaster Eric Friesen... Read more

  2. Tickets for the National Arts Centre’s fundraising fall Gala with piano superstar Lang Lang go on sale to the general public on Tuesday May 8

    May 1, 2012

    Tickets for the National Arts Centre Gala with international piano superstar Lang Lang go on sale to the general public at the NAC Box Office on Tuesday May 8. The Box Office is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The National Arts Centre Gala -- benefitting the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust – is delighted to welcome CIBC as the new Presenting Sponsor. The NAC... Read more

  3. Singers directly from Broadway salute musical theatre titans Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil in Do You Hear the People Sing, the National Arts Centre Orchestra’s fifth CTV Pops concert of the 2011-2012 season, on May 10-12 in Southam Hall

    April 27, 2012

    Experience the excitement only The Great White way can provide in Do You Hear the People Sing, the fifth CTV Pops concert of the NAC Orchestra’s 2011-12 season. Conductor Jack Everly, Principal Pops Conductor of the NAC Orchestra, leads the National Arts Centre Orchestra, a cast of Broadway stars – Eric Kunze, Terrence Mann, Lea Salonga, Kathy Voytko, and Marie Zamora – as well... Read more

  4. Free online streaming concerts! Canada's National Arts Centre unveils "NAC Orchestra Concerts on Demand", a unique new website feature showcasing live recordings. The National Arts Centre Orchestra is now just a click away!

    April 25, 2012

    Canada’s National Arts Centre is delighted to announce a unique website feature called NAC Orchestra Concerts on Demand. "Concerts on Demand" allows anyone with a computer to enjoy free online streaming concerts – only a click away. National Arts Centre Orchestra ‘Concerts on Demand’ is the first such feature of its kind, anywhere in the world. "Concerts on Demand" is... Read more

  5. Ensembles from the NAC Orchestra perform in Ottawa/Gatineau as part of NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA WEEKa week-long celebration of marvelous music from May 7 to 13, 2012

    April 24, 2012

    In a much-anticipated annual ritual, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson will declare May 7-13, 2012 to be NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA WEEK in the National Capital Region. This marks the sixth year in a row for this high-spirited series of events highlighting the role of the NAC Orchestra and its musicians in performance at the NAC and in the community. Throughout each year, NACO musicians participate in... Read more

  6. Ottawa jazz artists Renée Yoxon and the Jean-Pierre Allain Trio are featured in The Songs of Dave Frishberg on April 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fourth Stage of the National Arts Centre

    April 20, 2012

    Ottawa jazz artists Renée Yoxon and the Jean-Pierre Allain Trio (Denis Ouellette on drums, Normand Glaude on bass, and Jean-Pierre Allain on piano) will perform their arrangements of songs by Dave Frishberg, “the Stephen Sondheim of jazz song-writing”, in The Songs of Dave Frishberg at 7:30 on Thursday April 26 in the Fourth Stage of the National Arts Centre. Dave... Read more

  7. Sally Benson

    April 13, 2012

    Sally Benson, a beloved member of the NAC Orchestra, left us far too soon earlier today. After recently being diagnosed with a brain tumour, she passed away this afternoon at the Elisabeth Bruyère Continuing Care Hospital. Sally joined the Orchestra in 1970, a year after the National Arts Centre opened to the public. Always a popular member of the Orchestra, Sally has been surrounded by... Read more

  8. Soprano Joyce El-Khoury and members of the National Arts Centre Orchestra are featured in the NAC’s ‘Music for a Sunday Afternoon’ concert on April 29 at the National Gallery of Canada

    April 12, 2012

    The fourth ‘Music for a Sunday Afternoon’ concert of the National Arts Centre’s 2011-2012 season features rising star soprano Joyce El-Khoury, pianist Jean Desmarais, as well as Jessica Linnebach (Associate Concertmaster of the NAC Orchestra), Noémie Racine-Gaudreault and Jeremy Mastrangelo (violin), Jethro Marks (viola), Leah Wyber (cello), and Emily Marks (flute). The... Read more

  9. Emily Saves the Orchestra -- the fourth and final TD Bank Group ‘Family Adventures with the National Arts Centre Orchestra’ concert of the 2011-2012 season – is on Saturday April 28

    April 12, 2012

    Emily Saves the Orchestra -- the fourth TD Bank Group ‘Family Adventures with the National Arts Centre Orchestra’ concerts – feature the National Arts Centre Orchestra conducted by Boris Brott, as well as guest artists Ottawa’s acclaimed Platypus Theatre, writer and actor Peter Duschenes, and actor Danielle Desormais. Emily Saves the Orchestra takes place on Saturday April... Read more

  10. Sublime Mozart, the National Arts Centre Orchestra’s fourth Mark Motors Audi Signature Series concert of the 2011-2012 season, features conductor Pinchas Zukerman, host Eric Friesen, and pianist Garrick Ohlsson in a mostly-Mozart program on April 25-26

    April 11, 2012

    Sublime Mozart -- the fourth Mark Motors Audi Signature Series concert of the NAC’s 2011-2012 season – features Pinchas Zukerman on the conductor’s podium and international superstar Garrick Ohlsson as piano soloist. Writer/broadcaster Eric Friesen hosts the concert. Sublime Mozart is at 8 p.m. in Southam Hall on Wednesday April 25 and Thursday April 26, 2012. Praised for his... Read more