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    Discover the vibrant North with JUNO Award-winning Inuk recording artist Susan Aglukark as she leads an evening of song, storytelling and throat singing. Presented in collaboration with the NAC Indigenous Theatre, the NAC Orchestra and NAC Presents.

    • Conductor

      Mélanie Léonard

    • Vocalist

      Susan Aglukark

  2. The musical forces will be with you for this spectacular evening of enduring favourites from John Williams, composer of such unforgettable film scores as Schindler’s List, ET, Jaws, Harry Potter, and of course, Star Wars!

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    October 19 - 20, 2019

    Southam Hall

    A mysterious musical spell sends Corky tumbling through time back to the ages of Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven. Will she find the secret musical formula that breaks the spell and gets her home in time for school?

    • Conductor

      Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser

    • Platypus Theatre

  4. Join us for a day in the life of Sam, a young child whose every waking moment is interwoven with a rich tapestry of sound. 

    • Sam / actress

      Sandrine Lemieux

    • Charlie / percussion

      Kristie Ibrahim

  5. Holiday Hits

    December 12 - 14, 2019

    Southam Hall

    Hum along with your best-loved Christmas carols in this evening of music from Canada and around the world featuring an exciting lineup of stellar vocalists.

  6. 80s Mix Tape

    January 9 - 11, 2020

    Southam Hall

    Don’t miss this return engagement of the 1980s music you love to love, featuring an all new playlist of the greatest synth-pop charter-toppers that had you on the dance floor for a decade!

    • Conductor

      Stuart Chafetz

    • Vocalist

      Nicole Parker

    • Vocalist

      Aaron Finley

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    Find your groove as Colores Andinos (Andean Colours) brings Latin-Andean fusion to life in this energetic and authentic concert featuring more than 20 instruments – from bamboo flutes to string and percussion instruments and everything in between!

    • Bamboo pan flutes, vocals, guitar

      Luis Abanto

    • Guitar, vocals

      Rudy Rivera

    • Latin percussion, congas, marimba, vocals

      Alvaro de Minaya

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    Join Alexander Shelley and the NAC Orchestra for a concert sure to surprise and delight your entire  family. The BIG BANG Festival, one of the world’s most successful children’s festivals, is back at the National Arts Centre with even more “musicolourful” adventures in sound!

  9. Let your inner child return to the enchanted world of Mary Poppins in this cinematic event for the whole family, and experience Walt Disney’s classic movie on the big screen in Southam Hall!

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    Come with us to the Big Top to meet the Buzz Brass quintet as they prepare to perform the soundtrack for the circus. But wait! Where are the circus performers? Jugglers, magicians, tightrope walkers, sword swallowers, lion tamers, and human cannonballs are sure to bedazzle one and all, but they’re nowhere in sight! They’ve deserted the circus, leaving our puzzled musicians to their fate!

    • Trumpet

      Sylvain Lapointe

    • Trumpet

      Frédéric Gagnon

    • French Horn

      Pascal Lafrenière

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    Experience the thrill of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and sing along to his famously catchy “Ode to Joy” as we celebrate the great composer’s 250th birthday!

    • Conductor

      Nicolas Ellis

    • Actor

      Paul Rainville

  12. Play Junkyard Symphony

    Let Junkyard Symphony help you find the beat of your own drum with Rhythm Explosion, a fantastic percussive performance on recycled instruments, with plenty of participation!

    • Junkyard Jonny

    • Awesome Alex

  13. Join Her Majesty’s Secret Service for an unparalleled evening of music that brings the world’s favourite secret agent to Southam Hall. Guest conductor John Morris Russell and the NAC Orchestra celebrate the suave and sexy superspy and the music that is as timeless as the man himself – with classics like Live and Let DieFor Your Eyes Only, Goldfinger, and Skyfall.

    • Conductor

      John Morris Russell

    • Singer

      Capathia Jenkins

  14. Peter And The Wolf In Hollywood

    By Giants Are Small

    Friday, June 26, 2020, 7:00 pm

    Southam Hall

    Out-of-the-box New York production company Giants Are Small presents Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood, a magical, funny, and touching reimagining of Prokofiev’s 1936 masterpiece.

  15. Play Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood © Giants Are Small

    Peter And The Wolf In Hollywood

    By Giants Are Small

    Saturday, June 27, 2020, 2:30 pm

    Southam Hall

    Out-of-the-box New York production company Giants Are Small presents Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood, a magical, funny, and touching reimagining of Prokofiev’s 1936 masterpiece.

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