A Tour of Remembrance, Performance and Education
To commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War, Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra, led by our renowned Music Director Pinchas Zukerman, embarked on a tour of the United Kingdom in October 2014. This tour explored the themes of remembrance and healing through music in over 50 education and performance events, and showcased the brilliant work of Canadian composers and the NAC Orchestra's musicians, both as performers and as educators. Explore the stories, videos and photos of the NAC Orchestra's musical journey through history.
In your classroom and
in your community
The NAC Orchestra is pleased to have partnered with many communities and organizations in the U.K. to connect with music lovers of all ages, including former servicemen and women, through creation projects, chamber performances, workshops and masterclasses. As part of our pre-concert activities, local choirs sang songs from WWI and a newly commissioned work by Canadian Abigail Richardson called Song of the Poets.
“We must never forget that in 1914 Canadians left their homes and families to serve in the First World War. Their sacrifices and the role Canada played in that conflict are being commemorated by Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra in this historic Tour, almost 100 years to the day after Canadian soldiers arrived on British soil.” His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Royal Patron