May 20, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
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

  • Karina Canellakis

    Jul 04, 2018 37:53

    Karina Canellakis is the newly appointed Chief Conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in Amsterdam, beginning in the 19/20 season. Winner of the 2016 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award, Karina is...

  • The Man with the Violin

    May 04, 2018 20:04

    “Every time a child passed through the station, the child wanted to stop, and every time, the adult with them pulled them along on their way.” Sean Rice interviews author...

  • Natasha Gauthier with Alice Sara Ott and Eivind Gullberg Jensen

    Apr 10, 2018 49:17

    Natasha Gauthier of Artsfile.ca interviews pianist Alice Sara Ott and conductor Eivind Gullberg Jensen who performed the Grieg Piano Concerto together with the NAC Orchestra, at the NAC, in January...

  • Institute for Orchestral Studies

    Mar 06, 2018 32:17

    Sean Rice, second clarinetist of the NAC Orchestra, interviews the five apprentices who participated in the NAC's annual Institute for Orchestral Studies in the fall of 2017. They were: Alexander Volkov,...

  • Joana Carneiro, NACO and the Tanztheater Wuppertal – Pina Bausch dance company

    Feb 05, 2018 21:20

    Portuguese conductor Joana Carneiro, a well-travelled artist, talks with Sean Rice about her first time with the Pina Bausch dance company and with the NAC Orchestra, all in the same...

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

    Dec 06, 2017 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...

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

    Oct 31, 2017 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...

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

    Sep 20, 2017 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...

  • Ideas of North

    Aug 31, 2017 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...

  • ENCOUNT3RS - Creation and Colaboration

    May 19, 2017 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...

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