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NAC Podcasts

NACOcast with Sean Rice

Join host Sean Rice (Second Clarinet, NAC Orchestra) as he explores the world of classical music and its great composers. In this series of audio programmes you can look forward to hearing insightful commentary about upcoming NAC Orchestra programmes as well as musical excerpts and interviews with NACO musicians and guest artists.

Latest Episodes

  • Paul Wells interviews Howard Shore

    Nov 15, 2019 50:38

    Journalist Paul Wells guest hosts an in depth interview with composer Howard Shore. They discuss the world premiere of Shore’s Guitar Concerto – commissioned by Alexander Shelley and the NAC...

  • Timo Andres

    Aug 02, 2019 28:38

    In this archival episode from 2016, NACOcast host Sean Rice connects with composer and pianist Timo Andres whose works were performed by members of the NAC Orchestra as part the...

  • Elim Chan

    Jul 25, 2019 23:26

    Host Sean Rice speaks with conductor Elim Chan who made her NAC main series debut in the 18-19 season. A past fellow in the NAC Orchestra’s Conductor’s Program, the Hong...

  • Blake Pouliot

    Jul 05, 2019 25:30

    Sean Rice, NAC Orchestra’s 2nd clarinetist, chats with Canadian violinist Blake Pouliot. At age fourteen Blake attended the NAC’s Young Artist Program and credits that experience for inspiring him to...

  • NAC Orchestra 50th Anniversary European Tour

    May 10, 2019 30:57

    In this episode of the NACOcast Sean Rice speaks with NAC Music Director Alexander Shelley. On the occasion of its 50th Anniversary, the National Arts Centre Orchestra will embark...

  • Vivian Fung

    Feb 05, 2019 28:53

    Sean Rice, NAC Orchestra’s 2nd clarinetist, chats with JUNO Award-winning composer Vivian Fung on the occasion of NACO’s performance of her composition, Earworms. Discover when Sean and Vivian first met,...

  • Yosuke Kawasaki and Jessica Linnebach

    Jan 07, 2019 28:13

    The NAC Orchestra’s Concertmaster Yosuke Kawasaki and Associate Concertmaster Jessica Linnebach speak with second clarinetist Sean Rice about their lives together, and their collaboration in the NACO’s February 2019 performance...

  • Charles Hamann speaks with the students of the 2018 Young Artists Program

    Dec 05, 2018 58:34

    December marks the start of the application process for the NAC’s annual Young Artist Program (Y.A.P). To highlight this wonderful training program, Charles ‘Chip’ Hamann, Principal Oboe, NAC Orchestra and...

  • Shostakovich’s Violin Concert No1 and Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No3

    Nov 16, 2018 49:16

    Kelly Rice, Director of Development and Lars Lih, Musicologist from McGill’s Schulich School of Music visited the NAC in January 2018 to hear John Storgårds conduct the NAC Orchestra and...

  • Jessica Holmes

    Oct 31, 2018 33:38

    Sean Rice, second clarinetist of the NAC Orchestra, and Jessica Holmes, Postdoctoral Scholar of Musicology, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) met in September 2018, in the middle of...

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