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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

  • A musical love triangle: Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms.

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...

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