Follow the NAC Orchestra on Tour!

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Alexander Shelley and James © Fred Cattroll

As our National Arts Centre Orchestra sets off on the first leg of its cross-Canada performance and education tour, a group of dedicated supporters from across the country is cheering them on from the sidelines.

Tour Patrons Gail and David O’Brien, who split their time between Toronto and Calgary, are long-time NAC and Orchestra supporters. They are joined by Supporting Partners Alice and Grant Burton, also from Toronto, in their exemplary support of the Orchestra. Ottawa-based Peng Lin and his wife Yu Gu are first-time Tour donors and are excited to be joining the Orchestra for the concert in Halifax. From across the pond, Dasha Shenkman, whose generous contribution is making the 80+ community and education events on Tour possible, was a patron of the Orchestra’s tour to the United Kingdom. Rounding out the group is the Tour Digital Partner, Facebook, on whose digital platform the Tour will be promoted nationally.

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The Canada 150 Tour begins in Atlantic Canada from April 25 to May 7 with concerts in St. John’s, Newfoundland (April 27), Moncton, New Brunswick (April 29), Charlottetown, PEI (May 1), Eskasoni, Nova Scotia (May 3), Saint John, New Brunswick (May 4) and concludes in Halifax, Nova Scotia (May 6). 

The NAC Orchestra Canada 150 Tour will also include stops in Central and Western Canada from October 19 to November 2 with performances in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Oct. 19-21), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Oct. 23), Calgary, Alberta (Oct. 24-25), Edmonton, Alberta (Oct. 28), Victoria, British Columbia (Oct. 30) and Vancouver, British Columbia (Nov. 2).

The National Arts Centre Foundation thanks the above supporters and the thousands of others, who champion performance, creation, and learning, across Canada. 

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