The Wizard of Oz Live with the Orchestra
Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

The Wizard of Oz Live with the Orchestra

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Presented in English with French surtitles.

We’re off to see the Wizard!  Experience this brilliant techicolour movie classic on the big screen live with the NAC Orchestra, conducted by Jack Everly.

Celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Academy Award-winning classic by setting out on an adventure with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Lion and Tin Man as they dance down the Yellow Brick Road to the magical land of Oz.

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The Wizard of Oz Live with the Orchestra
Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

The Wizard of Oz Live with the Orchestra

Presented in English with French surtitles.

We’re off to see the Wizard!  Experience this brilliant techicolour movie classic on the big screen live with the NAC Orchestra, conducted by Jack Everly.

Celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Academy Award-winning classic by setting out on an adventure with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Lion and Tin Man as they dance down the Yellow Brick Road to the magical land of Oz.

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Orchestra from Planet X
Mar
30
2:30 PM14:30

Orchestra from Planet X

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An unwitting conductor only wants to trace the influences of the New World on European orchestral tradition when two aliens descend on Southam Hall with ideas of their own! With ideas and inventions for influencing "Earth Music" these mischievous extra terrestrials turn what should have been a straight forward orchestra program into a sci-fi musical thriller.

Enjoy an afternoon exploring the wonders of music with a variety of entertaining performances and pre-show activities to choose from. More than just a concert it’s an interactive musical experience featuring the NAC Orchestra and amazing guest artists. Guaranteed to thrill music lovers!

Recommended for ages 5 to 105!

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The Wizard of Oz Live with the Orchestra
Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

The Wizard of Oz Live with the Orchestra

  • Southam Hall, National Arts Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Presented in English with French surtitles.

We’re off to see the Wizard!  Experience this brilliant techicolour movie classic on the big screen live with the NAC Orchestra, conducted by Jack Everly.

Celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Academy Award-winning classic by setting out on an adventure with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Lion and Tin Man as they dance down the Yellow Brick Road to the magical land of Oz.

Purchase Tickets Here

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Orchestra from Planet X
Mar
31
2:30 PM14:30

Orchestra from Planet X

An unwitting conductor only wants to trace the influences of the New World on European orchestral tradition when two aliens descend on Southam Hall with ideas of their own! With ideas and inventions for influencing "Earth Music" these mischievous extra terrestrials turn what should have been a straight forward orchestra program into a sci-fi musical thriller.

Enjoy an afternoon exploring the wonders of music with a variety of entertaining performances and pre-show activities to choose from. More than just a concert it’s an interactive musical experience featuring the NAC Orchestra and amazing guest artists. Guaranteed to thrill music lovers!

Recommended for ages 5 to 105!

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Ehnes, Tovey, Tchaikovsky
Mar
21
8:00 PM20:00

Ehnes, Tovey, Tchaikovsky

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Audiences are in for a rousing evening with Bramwell Tovey, conductor and prolific composer with a body of work spanning more than forty years.  The charismatic Tovey, known for his easy connections with audiences and musicians alike, will conduct Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 3 and his own new Violin Concerto, written especially for Canadian superstar and NAC favourite, James Ehnes. 

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Ehnes, Tovey, Tchaikovsky
Mar
20
8:00 PM20:00

Ehnes, Tovey, Tchaikovsky

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Audiences are in for a rousing evening with Bramwell Tovey, conductor and prolific composer with a body of work spanning more than forty years.  The charismatic Tovey, known for his easy connections with audiences and musicians alike, will conduct Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 3 and his own new Violin Concerto, written especially for Canadian superstar and NAC favourite, James Ehnes. 

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Life Reflected
Mar
8
7:30 PM19:30

Life Reflected

On International Women’s Day, the NAC Orchestra shines a light on remarkable Canadian women.

First, discover the creative genius of Canadian throat singer Tanya Tagaq, winner of the 2014 Polaris Music Prize, in the performance of Qiksaaktuq where she improvises the lament for murdered and missing Indigenous women.

Then through its signature new creation, Life Reflected, a richly emotional and immersive orchestral experience. Four Canadian composers created compelling musical portraits of four exceptional Canadian women. Roberta Bondar, Rita Joe, Alice Munro, and Amanda Todd are the inspiration behind Life Reflected, a unique symphonic and multi-media celebration of youth, promise, and courage.

Dear Life, based on the short story by Nobel Prize-winning writer Alice Munro is a reflection on memory, childhood and the formative stages of life.

My Name is Amanda Todd tells the story of a vibrant 15-year-old who, after suffering for years from cyber abuse, spoke out against harassment and bullying on YouTube.

Dr. Roberta Bondar was Canada’s first female astronaut and the first neuroscientist in space.  Her expertise as an astronaut, physician, scientific researcher, and photographer has been interpreted in Bondarsphere

I Lost My Talk, based on the poem by Indigenous elder and poet Rita Joe, expresses Joe’s experience at a Canadian residential school and is accompanied by a film featuring Indigenous dancers and choreography performed on the shores of one of Canada’s Great Lakes. The piece was commissioned for the National Arts Centre Orchestra to commemorate the 75th birthday of The Right Honourable Joe Clark, P.C., C.C., A.O.E. by his family.

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NAC Orchestra in Kingston
Mar
6
7:30 PM19:30

NAC Orchestra in Kingston

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I LOST MY TALK & QIKSAAKTUQ

The National Arts Centre Orchestra’s performance piece, I Lost My Talk, is based on the poem of the same name by Rita Joe. She penned her poem to express not only the pain and suffering she experienced at Schubenacadie Residential School in Nova Scotia, but also her hope and conviction that her words could guide and inspire Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples across Canada in journeying to a place of strength and healing.

The orchestra performs John Estacio’s score to a film shot on the shores of Georgian Bay. The film features 10 First Nations dancers moving in choreography created by Santee Smith Tekaronhiáhkhwa. Rita Joe’s poem is narrated by Guna and Rappahannock actor Monique Mojica.

Discover the creative genius of Canadian throat singer Tanya Tagaq, winner of the 2014 Polaris Music Prize, in the performance of Qiksaaktuq where she improvises the lament for murdered and missing Indigenous women.

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Freestylin' Like Mozart
Mar
5
12:30 PM12:30

Freestylin' Like Mozart

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Enjoy an afternoon exploring the wonders of music with a variety of entertaining performances and pre-show activities to choose from. More than just a concert it’s an interactive musical experience featuring the NAC Orchestra and amazing guest artists. Guaranteed to thrill music lovers!

Recommended for ages 5 to 105!

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Freestylin' Like Mozart
Mar
3
2:30 PM14:30

Freestylin' Like Mozart

Enjoy an afternoon exploring the wonders of music with a variety of entertaining performances and pre-show activities to choose from. More than just a concert it’s an interactive musical experience featuring the NAC Orchestra and amazing guest artists. Guaranteed to thrill music lovers!

Recommended for ages 5 to 105!

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Freestylin' Like Mozart
Mar
2
2:30 PM14:30

Freestylin' Like Mozart

Enjoy an afternoon exploring the wonders of music with a variety of entertaining performances and pre-show activities to choose from. More than just a concert it’s an interactive musical experience featuring the NAC Orchestra and amazing guest artists. Guaranteed to thrill music lovers!

Recommended for ages 5 to 105!

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Music for Sunday Afternoon
Nov
2
2:00 PM14:00

Music for Sunday Afternoon

Enjoy this intimate chamber music concert at the National Gallery of Canada – a perfect way to spend your Sunday afternoon!  The 400-seat auditorium is the ideal setting for musical works of this size, and you will get to experience select NAC Orchestra musicians up-close-and-personal as they showcase their talents. 

Repertoire to be announced.

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