NAC Orchestra

Two Orchestras, One Symphony

NACO Tour 2024: Québec City ● Toronto ● Ottawa

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Orchestras from two capitals, Ottawa and Québec, will join forces for a program featuring Jacques Hétu's fifth and final symphony; the great Québecois composer's ode to freedom. Both orchestras will be joined by the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir to perform this magnificent score.

Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra ● Orchestre symphonique de Québec ● Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Alexander Shelley
, conductor
Kevin Chen, piano
Jean-Sébastien Vallée, director of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

Learning and community engagement
We partner with several organizations during this tour to connect with music lovers of all ages through meaningful events including masterclasses, workshops, talks and performances: Conservatoire de musique de Québec, the Faculty of Music at Université Laval, the University of Ottawa School of Music, the Ottawa Children’s Choir, and OrKidstra

Upcoming events

  1. Orchestre symphonique de Québec & Conservatoire de musique de Québec

    NACO Tour - Masterclasses in Québec City

    with NACO musicians

    A series of free masterclasses with musicians from the National Arts Centre Orchestra … read more

  2. Before the Québec presentation of ''Two Orchestras, One Symphony'', join us for a bilingual pre-concert talk with Alexander Shelley … read more

  3. NACO joins forces with the OSQ, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, and sensational guest pianist Kevin Chen for the final stop on a multi-city tour.   … read more

  4. NACO joins forces with the OSQ, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, and sensational guest pianist Kevin Chen for the final stop on a multi-city tour.   … read more

  5. Master class with Andre Dubelsten, Principal Trumpet at the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec. … read more

  6. Join the young musicians of OrKidstra for a pre-concert performance on the Canal Lobby Stage. … read more

  7. NACO joins forces with the OSQ, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, and sensational guest pianist Kevin Chen for the final stop on a multi-city tour.   … read more

  8. Master class with Marlène Ngalissamy, principal bassoon of the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec. … read more

  9. Before the Ottawa performance of Two Orchestras, One Symphony, join us for a bilingual pre-concert talk with Alexander Shelley (Music Director, NAC … read more

Artists

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    Music Director, NAC Orchestra Alexander Shelley
  • Piano Kevin Chen
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    NAC Orchestra
  • Orchestre symphonique de Québec
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    choir Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
  • Jean-Sébastien Vallée
  • Director of Artistic Administration, Orchestre symphonique de Québec Joël Brouillette
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    Music ensemble OrKidstra
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    ANDRE DUBELSTEN
  • Principal Clarinet Kimball Sykes
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    Principal Bassoon Darren Hicks
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    Principal Tuba Chris Lee
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    bass trombone Zachary Bond
  • marlene-ngalissamy-0095-cropped
    MARLÈNE NGALISSAMY

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    Two orchestras, one symphony

    The NAC Orchestra and Orchestre symphonique de Québec celebrate Québecois composer Jacques Hétu with a groundbreaking new recording and tour featuring pianist Kevin Chen and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir.

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