NAC Orchestra

Two Orchestras, One Symphony

NACO Tour 2024: Québec City ● Toronto ● Ottawa

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Alexander Shelley © Curtis Perry

Wednesday night’s concert at the Grand Théâtre was a historic event
- Le Soleil

An impressive single ensemble.
The National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Orchestre symphonique de Québec make a powerful musical team.
This symphony was as eloquent, impressive, and beautifully structured.

- Le Devoir


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, E27 musiques nouvelles, the University of Ottawa School of Music, the Ottawa Children’s Choir, and OrKidstra

Upcoming events


  • Music Director, NAC Orchestra Alexander Shelley
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    Piano Kevin Chen
  • NAC Orchestra
  • Orchestre symphonique de Québec
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    choir Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
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    Jean-Sébastien Vallée
  • Director of Artistic Administration, Orchestre symphonique de Québec Joël Brouillette
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    Music ensemble OrKidstra
  • 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
  • Marlène Ngalissamy

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