News Releases

  1. Multi-talented singer/musician Ellis Hall pays tribute to his mentor in A Ray Charles Tribute, the National Arts Centre Orchestra’s second CTV Pops concert of the season on December 8-10 in Southam Hall

    November 24, 2011

    In the second CTV Pops concert of the NAC Orchestra’s 2011-12 season, conductor Jeff Tyzik leads virtuoso singer/musician Ellis Hall and the National Arts Centre Orchestra in A Ray Charles Tribute. Mr. Hall will be featured on piano, guitar and vocals, accompanied on vocals by Sandy Simmons, Wendisue Hall, and Cristi Black. Featuring many of the hits made famous by Ray Charles –... Read more

  2. The Kinderconcerts Series – produced by the National Arts Centre Orchestra and Jeunesses Musicales Canada – presents A Christmas Carol, a special holiday concert, on Sunday December 4

    November 17, 2011

    A Christmas Carol, a special children’s concert loosely based on the classic story by Charles Dickens, features entertaining music, instruments, theatre, and storytelling. Kinderconcerts are perfect for families and children aged 3-8, as they readily capture youngsters’ imaginations, providing lots of fun and discovery of the endless wonders of music. There are two performances only.... Read more

  3. Building community through music: The National Arts Centre Orchestra begins its tour of Atlantic Canada with a homecoming for Sean Rice to Newfoundland and Labrador

    November 10, 2011

    OTTAWA—Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra will celebrate Atlantic Canada in a dynamic performance and education tour that will build community through music with nine concerts reaching 10,000 individuals in all four Atlantic Provinces and provide an opportunity to work and perform with some of the region’s most promising young musicians in 80 music education events from Nov.... Read more

  4. Building community through music:  Craig Kielburger will join 300 young singers from Ottawa and St. John’s, Newfoundland in a broadband performance

    November 9, 2011

    OTTAWA— The National Arts Centre (NAC) is thrilled to welcome internationally renowned children’s rights activist and co-founder of Free The Children Craig Kielburger to kick off the NAC Orchestra’s Atlantic Tour with a youth leadership project linking young singers in Ottawa with singers in St. John’s, Newfoundland in an interactive videoconference performance and lecture.... Read more

  5. The ever-popular Kinderconcerts Series – presented by the National Arts Centre Orchestra and Jeunesses Musicales Canada – begins with Annabelle Follows the Sound of Her Own Voice on Sunday November 20

    November 8, 2011

    Annabelle Follows the Sound of Her Own Voice, a children’s concert with a big heart – and a big voice -- opens the National Arts Centre’s 2011-2012 Kinderconcert Series. All Kinderconcerts -- presented by the NAC Orchestra and Jeunesses Musicales Canada – feature music, instruments, theatre and storytelling. Separate performances are given in English and in French.... Read more

  6. Mozart and Brahms, the National Arts Centre’s ‘Atlantic Canada Tour’ concert -- at the NAC on November 9-10 -- features guest conductor Julian Kuerti, piano phenomenon Jan Lisiecki, and the world premiere of a new NAC commission by Alberta composer John Estacio

    October 26, 2011

    In the second Mark Motors Audi Signature Series concert of the NAC’s 2011-2012 season – Mozart and Brahms – the National Arts Centre Orchestra shows off the music and artists to be featured on the orchestra’s Atlantic Canada Tour, which takes place November 13-25. The Mozart and Brahms concert is at 8 p.m. in Southam Hall on Wednesday November 9 and Thursday November 10,... Read more

  7. Ottawa’s own Angela Hewitt performs Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G in Hewitt’s Ravel, the third Bostonian Bravo Series concert of the season at the National Arts Centre on November 3-4

    October 20, 2011

    In the third Bostonian Bravo Series concert of the NAC’s 2011-2012 season, world-renowned piano superstar Angela Hewitt performs Maurice Ravel’s jazz-influenced Piano Concerto in G. The Hewitt’s Ravel concert is at 8 p.m. in Southam Hall on Thursday November 3 and Friday November 4, 2011. Arild Remmereit conducts the National Arts Centre Orchestra. The program for the evening... Read more

  8. Building community through music: the National Arts Centre Orchestra tours Atlantic Canada with nine concerts and 80 education events

    October 19, 2011

    Tour showcasing Julian Kuerti, Jan Lisiecki and Atlantic Canadian musicians includes event with Craig Kielburger, a new work by Canadian composer John Estacio, and a special concert at CFB Gagetown OTTAWA—Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra will celebrate Atlantic Canada in a dynamic performance and education tour that will build community through music with nine concerts reaching... Read more

  9. A-BACH-cadabra -- the first TD Bank Group ‘Family Adventures with the National Arts Centre Orchestra’ concert of the season – celebrates spellbinding music as well as the magic and mystery of Hallowe’en on Saturday October 29 in Southam Hall

    October 18, 2011

    It’s going to be a BOO-tiful afternoon when the first TD Bank Group ‘Family Adventures with the National Arts Centre Orchestra’ concerts of the 2011-12 season take place on Saturday October 29 in Southam Hall of the NAC at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The musicians onstage will be in their special Hallowe’en costumes and the entire audience is invited to dress up as well –... Read more

  10. ALAIN TRUDEL APPOINTED PRINCIPAL YOUTH AND FAMILY CONDUCTOR OF THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA

    October 18, 2011

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) is pleased to announce that Montreal-born conductor, composer, and trombonist Alain Trudel has been appointed as the Principal Youth and Family Conductor of the National Arts Centre Orchestra. His appointment takes effect at the beginning of the 2012-2013 season. In his new role, Alain Trudel will work closely with the National Arts Centre Music Education team to... Read more