NAC Orchestra Student Matinees

Let your students experience one of the most outstanding ensembles of its kind in the world. The NAC Orchestra boasts many of the finest musicians in the country who enthusiastically share the common goal of bringing music to young people. Perfectly suited to both the novice student and musical apprentice, these hour-long weekday matinees are bound to delight students and teachers alike! 

  1. Grades 4 to 8

    • NAC Orchestra

    • Alain Trudel


    • Andrew Pelling

      Co-host/director of pHacktory and TED Senior Fellow

    • Sean Tudor

      Co-host/assistant curator, Canada Science and Technology Museum

    • Feb 5, 2018, 10:00am (English)
    • Feb 5, 2018, 12:30pm (French)

    “Hack the symphony” with audacious new explorations of sound and symphonic classics through science and technology. Brought to you by the creative engines of the NAC Orchestra, Canada Science and Technology Museum, pHacktory, and Artengine.

    Payment deadline : Friday, January 12, 2018

  2. Kindergarten to Grade 6

    Searing summers, frozen winters, gentle spring rain, and brilliant autumn colours come to life in music. Alain Trudel and the NAC Orchestra explore Antonio Vivaldi’s vibrant Four Seasons, Astor Piazzolla’s energetic Argentinian Tango, and other climate-inspired music with the help of virtuoso guest artists.

    Payment deadline : Friday, March 30, 2018

  3. Grades 6 to 12

    • NAC Orchestra

    • Jeff Tyzik


    • Stephen Sayer & Chandrea Roettig

      Swing dancers

    • Patricio Touceda & Eva Lucero

      Tango dancers

    • May 17, 2018, 11:00am (bilingual)
    • May 18, 2018, 11:00am (bilingual)

    This electrifying dance showcase includes swing, jazz, 1950s bop, ‘Dirty Dancing,’ the waltz, cha-cha, tango, and much more. Incomparable performers, spectacular choreography and the NAC Orchestra: you’ll be dancing in the aisles!

    Payment deadline : Friday, April 27, 2018