April 8, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

The Beginnings of Bing Bang!

virtual concert presented in association with Jeunesses Musicales Canada
© Antoine Saito
Grade 2–6 Music World music Children

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
  • This concert can be accompanied (at extra cost) with live interaction (mediation) facilitated by a teaching artist

 

Associated virtual workshop series : Body Beats

 

ARTISTS:

  • Marton Maderspach, percussion
  • Bruno Roy, percussion

Original version

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

Screen adaption

  • ADAPTATION AND DIRECTION: Marie-Julie Parent
  • DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Francis Maheu

 


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.

In order to offer a more in-depth experience, workshops and/or concerts can be accompanied (at extra cost) with live interaction (mediation) facilitated by a teaching artist.

Pricing packages

Workshop & Concert Pricing TOTAL
1 virtual workshop bought individually $250 + HST
1 virtual concert bought individually $500 + HST
1 virtual concert and its corresponding virtual workshop bought together $650 + HST
3 virtual concerts and 3 virtual workshops $1,500 + HST
All 5 concerts and all 5 virtual workshops $2,500 + HST
Digital mediation bought à la carte (minimum of 2 hours of mediation) $100/hr + 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.

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