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  1. Pinchas Zukerman shines as viola soloist and conductor of Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra on April 21 at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto

    April 5, 2012

    National Arts Centre Orchestra Music Director Pinchas Zukerman leads the NAC Orchestra – and is viola soloist – in a concert on Saturday April 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall. Well-known writer-broadcaster Eric Friesen hosts the concert. PearTree Financial Services is the NAC Orchestra Toronto Touring Partner. This concert marks the NAC Orchestra’s fifteenth... Read more

  2. Pinchas Zukerman leads brilliant NAC Orchestra soloists and guest artists – including Jon Kimura Parker -- in Brandenburg Concerti, a rare performance of all six Brandenburg Concerti in one concert. The seventh NAC Orchestra Bostonian Bravo Series concert of the season is at the National Arts Centre on April 19-20

    April 4, 2012

    In the seventh Bostonian Bravo Series concert of the 2011-2012 season, Music Director Pinchas Zukerman conducts the National Arts Centre Orchestra and also performs as violin and viola soloist.  Featured in this superb concert are Concertmaster Yosuke Kawasaki, Joanna G’froerer and Emily Marks (flute), Charles Hamann (oboe), and guest artists Andrew McCandless (trumpet) and Jon Kimura... Read more

  3. Tickets for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring In Concert at the National Arts Centre go on sale on Thursday April 12

    April 3, 2012

    Tickets for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring In Concert go on sale to the general public on Thursday April 12 at 10 a.m. This special presentation -- sure to thrill both music lovers and film buffs -- includes a screening of Peter Jackson’s 2001 full-length film with the music performed live by the NAC Orchestra. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring In Concert... Read more

  4. The National Arts Centre and the Canadian Music Centre salute JUNO Award nominees with Classical JUNOs in Concert, a free concert on March 30

    March 21, 2012

    The National Arts Centre and the Canadian Music Centre co-present a tribute to Canadian JUNO Award nominees in classical categories with a special one-hour free concert on Friday March 30. Classical JUNOs in Concert takes place in the main foyer of the National Arts Centre at 3:30 p.m.; no tickets are required. This concert will feature JUNO nominated performers Susan Hoeppner, Heather Schmidt,... Read more

  5. Tenor Benjamin Brecher replaces Colin Ainsworth in A Celtic Celebration with Natalie MacMaster at the National Arts Centre on March 22-24

    March 8, 2012

    Tenor Benjamin Brecher will replace Colin Ainsworth in A Celtic Celebration with Natalie MacMaster, a National Arts Centre Orchestra CTV Pops concert to be performed at 8 p.m. in Southam Hall of the NAC on Thursday March 22, Friday March 23, and Saturday March 24, 2012. Conductor Jack Everly (Principal Pops Conductor of the NAC Orchestra) leads Ms. MacMaster, the National Arts Centre Orchestra,... Read more

  6. A Celtic Celebration with Natalie MacMaster, the National Arts Centre Orchestra’s fourth CTV Pops concert of the 2011-2012 season, unites the Cape Breton fiddle phenomenon with tenor Colin Ainsworth, piper Christopher Layer, the O’Hare Irish Dancers, and foot-stomping good cheer on March 22-24 in Southam Hall

    March 8, 2012

    Experience the down home joie de vivre “Cape Breton Girl” Natalie MacMaster brings to stages around the world in A Celtic Celebration with Natalie MacMaster, the fourth CTV Pops concert of the NAC Orchestra’s 2011-12 season. Conductor Jack Everly (Principal Pops Conductor of the NAC Orchestra) leads Ms. MacMaster, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, tenor Colin Ainsworth, piper... Read more

  7. Alice Sara Ott en récital, le troisième concert de la série Grands interprètes de la saison 2011-2012 de l’Orchestre du Centre national des Arts, met en vedette Alice Sara Ott, étoile montante du piano, pour la première fois au Canada – le 20 mars seulement

    March 6, 2012

    Alice Sara Ott en récital – le troisième concert de la série Grands interprètes de la saison 2011-2012 du Centre national des Arts (CNA) – met en vedette l'une des étoiles montantes du piano. Alice Sara Ott en récital est présentée à la salle Southam le mardi 20 mars 2012 à 20 h. Le programme de la soirée... Read more

  8. Superb Canadian vocalists Erin Wall, Daniel Taylor, and Russell Braun plunge into a world of fiery passion, dramatic power, and lofty spirituality in Carmina Burana, the sixth NAC Orchestra Bostonian Bravo Series concert of the season at the National Arts Centre on March 8-9

    February 27, 2012

    In the sixth Bostonian Bravo Series concert of the 2011-2012 season, conductor Diego Matheuz leads the National Arts Centre Orchestra and a superb roster of singers in Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. The program also includes music by Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály and Mexican composer Arturo Márquez. Carmina Burana is at 8 p.m. in the NAC’s Southam Hall on Thursday... Read more

  9. THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES A SPECTACULAR 2012-2013 SEASON, WITH EXCITING REPERTOIRE AND EXCEPTIONAL GUEST ARTISTS

    February 22, 2012

    The National Arts Centre Orchestra today announced programming details of its 2012-2013 season – Pinchas Zukerman’s fourteenth season as Music Director and Principal Conductor. The season -- built around exciting firsts, fresh perspectives, and great music performed by great artists – offers exhilarating, deeply emotional experiences to music lovers, who will be entertained,... Read more

  10. Concertmaster Yosuke Kawasaki, National Arts Centre Orchestra musicians and NACO Bursary winners perform chamber music at the NAC Orchestra Bursary Benefit Concert on Sunday March 4 at 2 p.m. in Le Salon

    February 17, 2012

    The NAC Orchestra Bursary Benefit Concert is a concert of chamber music favourites featuring NAC Orchestra Concertmaster Yosuke Kawasaki, Associate Concertmaster Jessica Linnebach, musicians of the NAC Orchestra (Sean Rice, clarinet; David Hutchenreuther, cello; Hilda Cowie, double bass), and violist Paul Casey, who was awarded the Harold Crabtree Foundation Award at the 2011 NAC Orchestra Bursary... Read more