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  1. National Arts Centre Orchestra's Canada 150 music and education tour comes to Iqaluit December 4 to 6

    November 28, 2017

    Members of Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) Orchestra, along with Music Director Alexander Shelley, will visit Iqaluit December 4 to 6, and Yellowknife on December 9, for concerts and music education activities as part of the final segment of its Canada 150 Tour. One of the week’s highlights is a unique and intimate concert at St. Jude’s Cathedral in Iqaluit at 7:30 p.m. on... Read more

  2. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA’S CANADA 150 TOUR ARRIVES IN SASKATOON OCTOBER 22

    October 17, 2017

    OTTAWA  —From October 17 to November 4, Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) Orchestra, led by Music Director Alexander Shelley, will visit the western provinces and northern territories to continue the Canada 150 Tour, and it arrives in Saskatoon on October 22. This is the first tour led by Music Director Alexander Shelley, and it will feature Calgary-based pianist, Jan... Read more

  3. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA’S CANADA 150 TOUR ARRIVES IN WINNIPEG OCTOBER 17

    October 12, 2017

    OTTAWA —From October 17 to November 4, Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) Orchestra, led by Music Director Alexander Shelley, will visit the western provinces and northern territories to continue the Canada 150 Tour, and the first stop is in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This is the first tour led by Music Director Alexander Shelley, and it will feature Calgary-based pianist, Jan Lisiecki. The... Read more

  4. The National Arts Centre's Ideas of North Festival: October 3 to 14

    September 26, 2017

    The National Arts Centre celebrates the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation and Finland’s centennial year by presenting the Ideas of North Festival from October 3 to 14. Audiences are invited to see and hear the North through a five-part program featuring seven concerts and a series of free events – including noon-hour concerts and pre-concerts chats on music and Nordic... Read more

  5. Three National Arts Centre Tours to Bring the Best of the Arts to Canadians this Fall

    September 19, 2017

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) will be criss-crossing Canada this Fall with three performing arts tours bringing the best theatre artists and musicians this country has to offer: From September 28 to October 14, NAC English Theatre will present Molière’s play Tartuffe – as re-imagined by east-coast comedy genius Andy Jones under the direction of Artistic Director Jillian... Read more

  6. NAC Gala Featuring k.d. lang Raises $747,000 for Arts Educations Programs Across Canada

    September 16, 2017

    Tonight’s 2017 National Arts Centre Gala presented by Rogers and featuring five Grammy- and Juno-Award winning singer/songwriter k.d. lang and the NAC Orchestra, under the leadership of its Music Director Alexander Shelley, has raised $747,000 (net) for the National Youth and Education Trust (NYET) in support of the NAC’s arts and education programs across Canada. The annual NAC Gala... Read more

  7. September 16 NAC Gala Featuring Canadian Icon k.d. lang: A Hot Ticket

    September 11, 2017

    Tickets to the 21st annual NAC Gala, presented by Rogers, on Saturday September 16 featuring Canadian superstar k.d. lang and the NAC Orchestra are almost sold out. k.d. lang — the Grammy- and Juno-Award winning singer/songwriter and her band — will take to the NAC’s Southam Hall stage in a performance that celebrates the 25th anniversary of her groundbreaking album... Read more

  8. Canadian Opera Legend Russell Braun joins faculty of NAC’s Young Artist Program June 5-24

    June 5, 2017

    Aspiring young artists to receive month-long training from all-star faculty (OTTAWA) – From June 5-24, 2017, 64 talented young musicians from all around the world will embark on a three-week coaching and mentorship program during the 19th edition of the National Arts Centre’s Young Artists Program (YAP). This year, renowned Canadian baritone Russell Braun, joins the all-star faculty,... Read more

  9. The Louis Riel Opera to Make Ottawa Premiere at the National Arts Centre June 15

    May 18, 2017

    My people will sleep for 100 years, and when they wake, it will be the artists who give them back their souls. —Louis Riel, 1885 OTTAWA --Fresh from a triumphant seven-day run at Toronto’s Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, the Canadian Opera Company (COC)’s Louis Riel makes its Ottawa premiere opening the National Arts Centre’s Canada Scene festival, running... Read more

  10. More than $20,000 awarded to young musicians from the Ottawa – Gatineau region at the 2017 National Arts Centre Orchestra Bursary Competition

    May 15, 2017

    OTTAWA — On May 14, at 2:00 p.m. music students aged 16-24 from the National Capital Region competed for a chance to win prizes worth more than $20,000 in the 37th annual  National Arts Centre Orchestra’s 2017 Bursary Competition. This year’s winners are: 2017 NAC Orchestra Bursary ($7,000) –Nicolas Richard, bassoon Crabtree Foundation Award ($5,000) –... Read more

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