Family entertainment has never sounded so good!

Enjoy an afternoon exploring the wonders of music with a variety of entertaining performances and pre-show activities to choose from. More than just a concert it’s an interactive musical experience featuring the NAC Orchestra and amazing guest artists.

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Guaranteed to thrill music lovers of all ages!

  1. “Hack the symphony” with audacious new explorations of sound and symphonic classics through science and technology. Arrive early for a special Maker Faire Ottawa edition of TUNETOWN and tinker with unique inventions and instruments featured in the concert! Brought to you by the creative engines of the NAC Orchestra, Canada Science and Technology Museum, pHacktory, and Artengine.

  2. In celebrations of Black History Month, feel the explosion of energy when Masabo hits the stage! This dynamic ensemble of hereditary West African master musicians and dancers fills the air with soaring melodies and driving rhythms as the ancient arts of West Africa are brought to life. Led by renowned Fana Soro, the performance is a feast of traditional songs, stories, athletic dance and absolutely stunning musicianship.

    • Masabo and Fana Soro

  3. Searing summers, frozen winters, gentle spring rain, and brilliant autumn colours come to life in music. Alain Trudel and the NAC Orchestra explore Antonio Vivaldi’s vibrant Four Seasons, Astor Piazzolla’s energetic Argentinian Tango, and other climate-inspired music with the help of virtuoso guest artists.

  4. Travel through centuries of music and around the world with the colourful sounds of strings! From Baroque to Jazz (including works by Purcell, Haydn, Mozart, and Mancini), you’ll be amazed by what you’ll learn about string instruments and the music they can make.

    • Violin

      Joan Milkson

    • Violin

      Christian Vachon

    • Viola

      TBA

  5. Superheroes abound in an afternoon of movie and classical favourites, with a super-sized 140-member orchestra conducted by Alexander Shelley. The NAC Orchestra and Ottawa Youth Orchestra combine forces, performing music celebrating the men and women who’ve inspired historical and fictional legends.

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