NAC Orchestra

Ovation Series

© Dan Sweeney

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It’s quintessential classical: from beloved symphonies to epic choral works, the NAC Orchestra’s Ovation series is a celebration of music for the ages. Virtuosic soloists perform concertos from beloved mainstays Mozart and Tchaikovsky and treasured works by Grieg, Clara Schumann and more.

  1. 50 Years of Music with the NAC Orchestra

    Conducted by John Storgårds

    Monday, September 30, 2019, 8:00 pm

    Southam Hall

    This spectacular evening of music celebrates the prowess of the NAC Orchestra after 50 remarkable years by shining a light on the singular virtuosity of its members.

    • Conductor

      John Storgårds

    • NAC Orchestra member soloists

  2. Play NAC Orchestra on tour © NAC Archives

    50 Years of Music with the NAC Orchestra

    Conducted by Alexander Shelley

    Thursday, October 3, 2019, 8:00 pm

    Southam Hall

    This spectacular program shines a light on the NAC Orchestra at 50 years young, showcasing entire sections of instruments as well as the singular talent of principal flutist Joanna G’froerer and principal oboist Charles Hamann.

  3. Play Timothy Chooi © Dan Sweeney

    A passionate evening of Tchaikovsky features guest violinist Timothy Chooi, student and protégé of NAC Orchestra former conductor Pinchas Zukerman, under the direction of guest conductor Dalia Stasevska

    • Conductor

      Dalia Stasevska

    • Violin

      Timothy Chooi

  4. Play Gabriela Montero © Premiere Performances Hong Kong

    Join us for an intimate evening of romance with music by German composer Emilie Mayer, and by Clara and Robert Schumann, featuring celebrated pianist Gabriela Montero.

  5. Play George Li © Simon Fowler

    Marvellous Mozart

    February 26 - 27, 2020

    Southam Hall

    Be prepared for fireworks when guest soloist George Li performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 under the joyful direction of powerhouse guest conductor Xian Zhang.

    • Conductor

      Xian Zhang

    • Piano

      George Li

  6. Play Evelyn Glennie © kopie

    Virtuoso percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie performs Ottawa-born composer Vincent Ho’s percussion concerto The Shaman, following Johannes Brahms’s romantic and lyrical Symphony No. 3.

  7. A thing of beauty is a joy forever with tonight’s program of passionate music from Edvard Grieg, Jean Sibelius, and Sauli Zinovjev, under the baton of preeminent guest conductor Klaus Mäkelä. Featuring guest pianist Javier Perianes.

    • Conductor

      Klaus Mäkelä

    • Piano

      Javier Perianes

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