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. 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.

    Send in your Vivaldi and the Four Seasons winter and summer artwork for a chance to be one of 5 kids to win a back stage meet-and-greet with the NAC Orchestra musicians and have your artwork displayed on the NACOtron screen during the concert. 

    Submission deadline is March 30th. 

  2. 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

      Paul Casey

  3. 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.


    We invite you to submit a sketch or a letter describing your favorite superhero!  You may win the chance to see it featured during the concert and have the opportunity to conduct a super size orchestra! Remember to come dressed up in your superhero costume to the concert!

    Submit your artwork by Monday, April 30th to the NAC Music Education department.