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The NAC Winter Sale is Back & Bigger than Ever! Two Tickets for $45!

Ottawa, Ontario – Just because the winter winds are pushing at the door is no reason to stay in – especially when the NAC Winter Sale is back! The sale that keeps everyone warm and entertained at the same time is now bigger than ever, with sizzling deals on 17 performances at the National Arts Centre!

From February 5 – March 8, patrons can buy two tickets to selected NAC performances in Theatre, Dance and Music for just $45 during the NAC Winter Sale. An amazing offer to see the best shows in town! Just purchase your tickets at the NAC Box Office or through Ticketmaster and quote promotion code: BRRR

Look what exciting performances you can choose from:
 

Parker Plays Mendelssohn
NAC Orchestra Air Canada Ovation Series
Inspired by his sunny sojourn in Italy (and a brief infatuation with a young pianist), Mendelssohn composed an equally unclouded piano concerto, brimming with free-flowing lyrical lines and opportunities for displays of virtuosity by NAC Orchestra favourite Jon Kimura Parker.
February 5 - 6 Southam Hall

Symphonic Mozart and Schubert
NAC Orchestra
Mark Motors Audi Signature Series
Principal Oboe Charles Hamann takes the spotlight amongst his NAC Orchestra colleagues for Vaughan Williams’s rarely heard jewel of a concerto, which charms the ear with its many moods—from intimate to melancholy to whimsical—and concludes with a technically challenging Scherzo.
February 12 - 13 Southam Hall

L'homme atlantique (et La maladie de la mort)
French Theatre

Written by Marguerite Duras
Directed by Christian Lapointe
The stage is a film set where the crew is improvising a story. Relations between men and women are scrutinized through two works by Marguerite Duras, as are the relation between the script, the actor and the character.
February 19-22 Theatre

Denzal Sinclaire Sings the Nat King Cole Songbook…and more
NAC Orchestra Fidelity Investments Pops Series

Take Denzal Sinclaire—Canada’s most popular jazz vocalist—add the great classics from the songbook of the extraordinary Nat King Cole and other favourites, plus conductor Jeff Tyzik and the NAC Orchestra, and you’ll get an evening of sublime music-making.
February 20-22 Southam Hall

Brahms’ Third Symphony
NAC Orchestra Air Canada Ovation Series
A mass choir and full orchestra perform Brahms’ gorgeous choral masterpiece Schicksalslied. Plus Symphony No. 3, and Schoenberg’s ultra-romantic sextet about a cold, moonlit night transfigured by love.
February 26-27 Southam Hall

Un
French Theatre
Written, directed and interpreted by Mani Soleymanlou
Between starry evenings in Teheran and meteor showers in Caraquet, this tale is one of exile and split identity.
March 5-8 Studio

Forsyth’s Double Concerto
NAC Orchestra CAPP Bravo Series

Italy inspired both Stravinsky’s delightful ballet Pulcinella, the sly commedia dell’arte character, and Mendelssohn’s sunny Fourth Symphony, one of the most beloved in the repertoire. Canadian composer Malcolm Forsyth’s inspiring Double Concerto with Principal Cellist Amanda Forsyth and Principal Viola Jethro Marks.
March 6 Southam Hall

Forsyth’s Double Concerto
NAC Orchestra Casual Fridays In association with CAPP

Mendelssohn’s sunny Fourth Symphony; plus our own Amanda Forsyth and Jethro Marks perform a double concerto by legendary composer (and Amanda’s father) Malcolm Forsyth who declared himself “dedicated to the idea of concert music that does sweep people away…”. And enjoy the social scene of Casual Fridays.
March 7 Southam Hall

Andrea Lindsay and Luc De Larochellière
NAC Presents in partnership with BMO Financial Group

A happy chance brought the two together; immediately attracted and inspired by each other’s repertoire and creative approach, they had the bright idea of writing songs together. The result is a unique pop-folk sound that blends the best of both talents without losing any of their originality.
Partner: BMO Financial Group
March 19 Studio

Hrůša Conducts Eroica
NAC Orchestra

Conductor Jakub Hrůša leads the NAC Orchestra in a vibrant program: Beethoven’s iconic “Eroica” – a great, complex work that celebrates the human spirit; a sublime romantic piano by Schumann, and Martinů’s exhilarating Toccata e due canzoni!
March 19 Southam Hall

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan
Dance

A masterpiece of imagination and timeless inner tranquility, this visually stunning paean to spiritual pilgrimage is a signature work of Taiwan’s leading contemporary dance company. Inspired by Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha, asceticism and the quest for quietude, Lin Hwai-min transforms ancient rites into mesmerizing dance theatre.
March 21 - 22 Southam Hall

Seeds
English Theatre

By Annabel Soutar
Directed by Chris Abraham
Featuring Eric Peterson
This passionate and provocative docudrama – part courtroom confrontation, part social satire – sows the seeds of doubt. Centering on the four-year legal showdown between biotech giant Monsanto and Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser.
A Porte Parole Production (Montreal)
March 26 – April 10 Theatre

Une vie pour deux (La chair et autres fragments de l'amour)
French Theatre
Written by Evelyne de la Chenelière
Directed by Alice Ronfard
Evelyne de la Chenelière wanted to speak with Marie Cardinal, to engage in a dialogue with her practice and her ideas. Interweaving themes and variations, inspired by the mythical relationship between Cardinal and her husband Jean Pierre Ronfard, Evelyne’s play reimagines a couple who have gradually grown apart.
April 9 - 12 Studio

John Geggie and guests
NAC Presents in partnership with BMO Financial Group

John Geggie is greatly in demand as a versatile musician (double bassist) and creative composer, both in Canada and internationally, and has been the curator and programming director of the Geggie Jazz Series for thirteen years.With Christine Jensen, Joel Miller, Jim Lewis, David Braid and Ted Warren
Partner: BMO Financial Group
April 12 Fourth Stage

Albertine, en cinq temps
French Theatre
Written by Michel Tremblay
Directed by Lorraine Pintal
Albertine is rage – her tragedy, her inability to get beyond it. Michel Tremblay’s piece centres on the central, emblematic character of his plays at different stages of her life; a spectator of her own past and a prisoner of her destiny.
April 30 - May 3 Theatre

Le promenoir
French Theatre

Artistic Direction Christian Lapointe
Directed by Christian Lapointe, local artists animate a multidisciplinary experience that’s both fun and instructive. Together they invite us to awaken to the world around us and celebrate who and what we are.
May 14 - 17 Studio

Oil and Water
English Theatre
By Robert Chafe
Directed by Jillian Keiley
A compelling true story of rescue, rebirth, and salvation. Barely surviving a WWII shipwreck, U.S. sailor Lanier Phillips becomes the first black man to appear in St. Lawrence, Newfoundland. Long accustomed to racism back home, Lanier’s life is forever altered by the kindness and generosity of local residents.
An Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland Production (St. John’s)
May 14 - 29 Theatre
Don’t miss out on this offer. Tickets are limited, so buy yours today!

For more information about the NAC Winter Sale, go to nac-cna.ca/wintersale. For tickets, remember to quote promotion code: BRRR. Sale begins February 5.

One ticket for $22.50. Tickets are limited to certain dates and sections of the hall and are subject to availability. Purchases through ticketmaster incur service charges.

Please note the following seating restrictions associated with this sale:

Parker Plays Mendelssohn: Winter Sale tickets limited to select C seating (Right Orchestra O-S) and E seating (Rear Orchestra rows T-V)

Symphonic Mozart and Schubert: Winter Sale tickets limited to select C seating (Right Orchestra O-S) and E seating (Rear Orchestra rows T-V)

L'homme atlantique (et La maladie de la mort) :Winter Sale tickets limited to B and C sections only

Denzal Sinclaire Sings the Nat King Cole Songbook…and more: Winter Sale tickets limited to select C seating (Right Orchestra O-S) and E seating (Rear Orchestra rows T-V)

Brahms’ Third Symphony: Winter Sale tickets limited to select C seating (Right Orchestra O-S) and E seating (Rear Orchestra rows T-V)

Forsyth Double Concerto: Winter Sale tickets limited to select C seating (Right Orchestra O-S) and E seating (Rear Orchestra rows T-V)

*tapas tickets for March 7 not included in Winter Sale and must be purchased separately

Hrůša Conducts Eroica: Winter Sale tickets limited to select C seating (Right Orchestra O-S) and E seating (Rear Orchestra rows T-V)

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan: Winter Sales tickets limited to Balcony Only

Seeds: Winter Sale tickets limited to price point A - side Orchestra (excluding aisles) Only and price point C – back rows TUES/WED/THURS Only
 
Une vie pour deux (La chair et autres fragments de l'amour): Saturday matinee Only

Albertine, en cinq temps: Winter Sale tickets limited to C section Only

Oil and Water: Winter Sale tickets limited to price point A - side Orchestra (excluding aisles) Only and price point C – back rows TUES/WED/THURS Only  

Tickets are available for purchase:

  • Online on the NAC’s website: nac-cna.ca
  • In person at the NAC Box Office
  • At all Ticketmaster outlets
  • By telephone 1-888-991-2787
    A service charge applies on all purchases made through Ticketmaster.

 

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For information, please contact:
Sean Fitzpatrick, Communications Officer, National Arts Centre English Theatre
613-947-7000 ext. 389; e-mail: sean.fitzpatrick@nac-cna.ca
or visit the NAC website at www.nac-cna.ca

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