Philip Glass © Andreas Bitesnich
The NAC Orchestra 2022 Tour is making stops in Toronto, New York, and Ottawa:
Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra and Alexander Shelley explore the theme of "Truth in Our Time" with the premiere of Philip Glass's Symphony No. 13, a meditation on truth and how it is told, commissioned by the Orchestra as a tribute to Canadian-born journalist Peter Jennings. Works by Korngold and Shostakovich offer defiant statements toward authoritarian regimes. The tour showcases brilliant Canadian artists Nicole Lizée, James Ehnes (NYC & Ottawa) and Blake Pouliot (Toronto).
Mr. Jennings was not only a highly respected news anchor for ABC News, he was also a trustee of Carnegie Hall during his years in New York City, the founding director of the American chapter of Friends of the NAC Orchestra, and served as a lifelong champion of Canadian artists.
"The most talked about Canadian classical music event of the year." —The Globe & Mail
"As the saying goes, expect the unexpected." —Toronto Star
"Une ode à la liberté de la presse." —Le Devoir
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Inspired by the NAC Orchestra’s 2022 Tour theme Truth in Our Time, three jazz ensembles performed a repertoire of original works based around this theme.
SUPPORT FOR THE NAC ORCHESTRA
The Philip Glass Commission is made possible thanks to The Jennings Family. The National Arts Centre Foundation wishes to acknowledge and thank the donors who have made the 2022 NACO Tour possible: Adrian Burns, LL.D. & Gregory Kane, Q.C., Elinor Gill Ratcliffe, C.M., O.N.L., LLD (hc), Susan Glass, C.M. & Arni Thorsteinson, O.M., Ambassador Bruce Heyman and Vicki Heyman, John Roger McCaig, Michael F. B. Nesbitt, Gail O'Brien, LL.D. & David O'Brien, O.C., Janice O’Born, C.M., O.Ont and Earle O’Born, Dasha Shenkman, OBE, Hon RCM, R.N.C. Tennant, and The Hilary and Galen Weston Foundation.