The Beginnings of Bing Bang!

virtual concert presented in association with Jeunesses Musicales Canada
Music Global music Children


Ages 7-12

Go on a mission to retrace the development of rhythm, looking at several musical traditions from around the world!

Today’s a big, big day for percussionists and good friends Marton and Bruno! Marton is looking for a new rhythm for a musical number that has to be ready for that same night, and Bruno wants to play in a big parade but has no idea what instruments to bring… Racking their brains, the two friends will do whatever they can to drum up some ideas… right before our eyes and ears!

They will explore all sorts of percussion – the cajón, guiro, claves, surdo, bodhran, djembe – and all sorts of countries and regions around the world – Peru, Spain, Cuba, Ireland, the Caribbean, the United States, Africa… and, of course, Québec! But will Marton and Bruno manage to find the right rhythm by the end of this highly colourful day?

Original concert finalist at the 23nd Opus Awards for Production of the Year – Young Audiences

  • Concert length (prerecorded video): 40 minutes
  • Available in: English or French
  • Recommended for: ages 7-12


Associated virtual workshop series : Body Beats



  • Marton Maderspach, percussion
  • Bruno Roy, percussion

Original version

  • STAGE DIRECTION : Alain Gauthier
  • SCRIPT : Pascal Blanchet
  • SCENOGRAPHY: Pierre-Luc Boudreau

Screen adaption



Virtual Musical Adventures: concerts and workshops for students and teachers

In collaboration with Jeunesses Musicales Canada, the NAC Orchestra presents a series of fun and engaging music-making activities and pedagogical resources geared towards students aged 4-12, all offered in a virtual format.

Educators can purchase a user license that enables digital access to a pre-recorded concert for up to 30 days, or for a series of pre-recorded workshops for up to 50 days, and the license is valid for an entire school (not just one classroom)!

Concerts can be presented following the associated virtual workshop series, or can be presented independently.

Pricing packages

Concert & Workshop Pricing


1 digital workshop bought individually

$330 + HST

1 virtual concert bought individually

$600 + HST

1 virtual concert and 1 digital workshop bought together

$875 + HST

2 digital workshops bought together

$610 + HST

2 virtual concerts 

$1,100 + HST

2 virtual concerts and 2 digital workshops

3 virtual concerts 

$1,500 + HST

$1,500 + HST

Price for one digital license per institution without maximum audience capacity. A single license is valid for an entire school (not just one classroom).
A license enables a digital access of 30 days for a concert and 50 days for a workshop series.

Learning and engagement at Canada’s National Arts Centre is made possible through the support of many generous individuals and organizations from across the country. The Music Alive Program is made possible thanks to the leadership support of National Partner, The Azrieli Foundation, and Major Supporters, The Slaight Family Foundation and TD Bank Group. Thank you also to Grant and Alice Burton, Canada Life, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Friends of the NAC Orchestra, Donors to the NAC Foundation's Future Fund, The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Artistic Excellence, and the donors and sponsors of the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust, the primary resource for youth and education funding at the National Arts Centre.