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NACOcast with Sean Rice

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100 Episodes

About the podcast

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.

About the host

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    Second Clarinet Sean Rice
  • A musical love triangle: Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms.

    English May 05, 2020 54:11

    NAC Orchestra Music Director Alexander Shelley talks with uOttawa Professor and Clara Schumann expert Julie Pedneault-Deslauriers about the Orchestra's recording project focusing on Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms....

  • Celebrating the NAC Orchestra’s 50th anniversary season

    English Mar 03, 2020 43:30

    In this episode of the NACOcast NAC Orchestra violinist Carissa Klopoushak interviews two founding violinists, Karoly Sziladi and Elaine Klimasko. They are joined by long time orchestra champion Evelyn Greenberg...

  • Rachel Mercer: NAC Orchestra Principal Cellist

    English Feb 06, 2020 27:32

    An advocate for Canadian music, Principal Cellist Rachel Mercer speaks with Sean Rice about her activities in and beyond the National Arts Centre Orchestra, including recording, commissioning and playing world...

  • Peter Oundjian on his career in music

    English Jan 10, 2020 27:28

    In this archival episode of the NACOcast host Sean Rice, NAC Orchestra’s 2nd clarinetist, speaks with conductor Peter Oundjian weeks before his retirement as Music Director of the Toronto...

  • Carrefour Composer Remy Siu

    English Dec 05, 2019 42:58

    In this episode of the NACOcast host Sean Rice (Second clarinet, NAC Orchestra) speaks with Remy Siu Carrefour Composer (2017-2019) about his early interest in film as well as his...

  • Carrefour Composer Ian Cusson

    English Dec 03, 2019 34:08

    Sean Rice, NAC Orchestra 2nd clarinet, talks with Toronto-based Carrefour* Composer Ian Cusson. They talk about R. Murray Schaffer, Bulgarian women’s choirs, and unrelated studies at the University of Toronto...

  • Paul Wells interviews Howard Shore

    English Nov 15, 2019 50:45

    Journalist and author Paul Wells has a fascinating conversation with composer Howard Shore about his passion for music making and acclaimed career as a composer for film, television and opera....

  • Timo Andres

    English 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

    English 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

    English 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

    English 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

    English 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

    English 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

    English 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

    English 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...