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, this weekday matinee is bound to delight students and teachers alike!

    • Oct 22, 2019, 11:00am (French)
    • Oct 23, 2019, 10:00am (English)
    • Oct 23, 2019, 12:30pm (English)
    • Ridout Fall Fair
    • J.S. Bach Suite No. 1 (1st movement)
    • J.S. Bach Suite No. 3 ("Air" and "Gigue")
    • W.A. Mozart Symphony No. 40 (1st & 2nd movements)

    Corky needs help with her school project on classical music, and her eccentric Uncle Siegfried is the obvious person to help. But as she’s poking around his peculiar workshop, she accidentally combines the ingredients of a mysterious musical spell that sends her tumbling through a time she’s only read about in books. Whirling through the ages of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Dvořák, and Shostakovich, Corky must find the secret musical formula that will bring her home. Will she make it back and finish her school work on time?  Don’t miss this magical musical adventure!

    TUESDAY OCTOBER 22, 2019 │ 11 A.M. (French)

    WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23, 2019 │ 10 A.M. (English)

    WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23, 2019 │ 12:30 P.M. (English)

  1. Grades 4 to 12

    • conductor

      Rei Hotoda

    • Dec 13, 2019, 11:00am (bilingual)

    Presented in association with the NAC Orchestra’s POPS series

    Rei Hotoda, conductor

    Enjoy best-loved Christmas carols in this celebration of music from Canada and around the world – fresh takes on everything from the traditional to the contemporary, but with the heart and soul you love to return to each year.

    FRIDAY DECEMBER 13, 2019 │ 11 A.M. (Bilingual)

  2. Grades 5 to 12

    • Conductor

      Stuart Chafetz

    • Jan 10, 2020, 11:00am (bilingual)

    Presented in association with the NAC Orchestra’s POPS series

    Relive the glory days of shoulder pads, pastel suits, and big hair as guest conductor Stuart Chafetz digs deep into the vinyl vaults to present the biggest hits of the 1980s, a decade of synth-pop and breezy chart toppers like The Power of Love, Wake Me up Before You Go-Go, and 867-5309 (Jenny). After his most excellent and auspicious NAC debut in 2017, Chafetz returns to lead the NAC Orchestra through a whole new playlist of gnarly tunes that will have you moving in your seat. Don’t miss this all new performance of the music you love to love!

    FRIDAY JANUARY 10, 2020 │ 11 A.M. (Bilingual)