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.

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Latest Episodes

  • Chip Hamann’s new CD, Canadian Works for Oboe & Piano

    December 6, 2017 - Duration: 55:48

    Sean Rice interviewed the NAC Orchestra’s principal oboe Chip Hamann about his new album, a two-disc album that was released in June 2017. It was the first classical recording at the Isabel Bader Centre in Kingston. What a…

  • Robert Chafe, lyricist for “Heirloom” co-produced with Larysa Kuzmenko

    October 31, 2017 - Duration: 41:39

    Robert Chafe is a 2010 Governor General Award recipient for his play, Afterimage. His extensive body of work also includes such plays as Place of First Light, Charismatic Death Scenes, Belly Up, Emptygirl, Oil and Water, Butler's Marsh,…

  • Joel Quarrington and his new album: Schubert “An Die Musik”

    September 20, 2017 - Duration: 41:02

    Principal Bassist, Joel Quarrington, joins us to talk about his brand new solo album, Schubert: An die Musik, that he recorded with Canadian pianist, David Jalbert. We discuss his love of the music that…

  • Ideas of North

    August 31, 2017 - Duration: 33:46

    Maestro Alexander Shelley shares his thoughts on the National Arts Centre Orchestra's 2017-18 opening festival of music, Ideas of North - featuring an array of Scandinavian composers and performers, including many of Sibelius' symphonies and tone poems. Principal Guest Conductor,…

  • ENCOUNT3RS - Creation and Colaboration

    May 19, 2017 - Duration: 1:08:23

    In this bilingual panel discussion on Creation and Collaboration that preceded the world premiere of ENCOUNT3RS (April 20-22, 2017), animator Catherine Clark speaks with the six Canadian artists involved in this historic NAC dance-music commission celebrating Canada 150.…

  • Soul Stirring Music

    March 15, 2017 - Duration: 40:48

    Sean Rice and Alexander Shelley talk about the "Soul Stirring Music" coming up in the 2017-2018 season of the NAC Orchestra.

    "I am full of anticipation for the NAC Orchestra season ahead and the glorious music that awaits us. We…

  • A Night of Classical Collisions #TheKiss

    December 12, 2016 - Duration: 17:09

    In celebration of Beethoven and Schumann – two highly expressive and innovative composers, the NAC Orchestra created an eclectic evening of music, dance and art called Classical Collisions. Fine art inspired graffiti artists while classical music mixed with DJ scratching…

  • Joel Quarrington and Peter Paul Koprowski’s Concertante for Double Bass, Strings and Percussion

    December 7, 2016 - Duration: 26:35

    November 16 & 17 was the world-premiere of Peter Paul Koprowski's Concertante for Double Bass, Strings and Percussion, written for and performed by the NAC Orchestra’s own world-class, mega-talented principal double bass Joel Quarrington. Sean talks with Joel about his…

  • Canadian Brass

    November 23, 2016 - Duration: 28:44

    Did you know the Canadian Brass shares founding members with the National Arts Centre Orchestra!? Join Sean Rice in a conversation about the history and future of Canadian Brass with founding member Chuck Daellenbach and newest member

  • Is Classical Music Really Dead?

    May 17, 2016 - Duration: 1:21:27

    The death knell for classical music has been ringing for decades.
    Yet many say the music is not only alive, it’s kicking!

    Join us for a fascinating, up-close-and-personal conversation with two highly original voices – Alexander Shelley,…