The NAC Announces Diana Krall as 2016 Gala Artist Tickets go on sale May 16 for the 20th annual NAC Gala in support of youth arts!

The NAC is pleased to announce five-time Grammy®  winning jazz pianist and vocalist extraordinaire Diana Krall, as the sensational 2016 NAC Gala artist. Krall, in collaboration with Music Director Alexander Shelley and the National Arts Centre Orchestra will give a unique concert of the best jazz and contemporary repertoire heard today. 

Tickets for the 20th Annual Gala will go on sale to the general public Monday, May 16 at 10 a.m.

By any standard Canadian artist Diana Krall is one of the most accomplished and distinctive musicians in the world today. A true musical force, Krall has sold more albums than any other female jazz artist of the last 30 years, establishing herself as one of the best-selling and most beloved performers of her generation, one whose recordings thus far have earned her nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums.

This glamorous fundraising event benefits the National Youth and Education Trust by providing much needed resources for the National Arts Centre’s youth and education programming. The funds raised support music education programs all across the country, as well as  masterclasses, online activities and youth programming for dance and theatre. The National Youth and Education Trust also donates tickets to children who might otherwise be unable to afford to attend performances at the NAC.

Please join us October 22, 2016 for the 20th Annual National Arts Centre Gala. The NAC Gala – benefitting the National Youth and Education Trust invests in young Canadians through the performing arts.



The NAC Gala takes place in the National Arts Centre’s Southam Hall on Saturday, October 22, 2016. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with an elegant reception in the NAC foyer, followed by the concert at 6:30 p.m. All tickets include both the 5:30 p.m. reception and the concert, and will go on sale to the general public on May 16, 2016 at 10 a.m.  Tickets are available through the NAC website and in person at the NAC Box Office .  All funds raised will benefit the National Youth and Education Trust.


The NAC Gala is made possible by the tireless dedication of its organizing committee, led by Honorary Chair Sophie Grégoire Trudeau and Chair Gary Zed. We are grateful to Presenting Sponsor CIBC for their ongoing partnership with the NAC Gala since 2012. As well, we wish to thank Honorary Patrons Bonnie and John Buhler, Associate Sponsor Shaw Communications Inc., and Major Sponsor SNC-Lavalin Inc. for their generous support. Other Gala sponsors include EY,Emond Harnden LLP, Mizrahi Corporation, Mark Motors Audi, The Ottawa Citizen and LeDroit. Their investment through the Trust, as well as individual and corporate donors from all across the country, help the NAC nurture and develop the creativity of young people in all regions across Canada and support the educators and artists who challenge and encourage them.



Andrea Ruttan
Communications Officer

National Arts Centre Orchestra

613 947-7000 x335

Cell: 613 220-5487