News & Announcements

12

Oct

2016

Ironwood Quartet

More kickoff party news

Southam Clubbers, our season kickoff event is on October 17 with the incredible Ironwood Quartet, hosted by Paul Wells, national affairs columnist for the Toronto Star. There will also be fabulous food (Tacos! Build your own signature poutine! Sushi! And more!), right on the NAC Studio stage.  It’s going to be a night to remember. RSVP today!

11

Oct

2016

Paul Wells

Kickoff Party news

Great news: Paul Wells, national affairs columnist for the Toronto Star and avid music lover, will be our host at our Kickoff Party on Monday October 17 with the Ironwood Quartet. RSVP now!

13

Sep

2016

Ironwood Quartet James Whitall

Southam Club Kickoff Party to feature the Ironwood Quartet

Stoked to announce that the “take-no-prisoners” Ironwood Quartet will play for us at our Southam Club Kickoff Party on October 17.

Monday October 17, 5:30 p.m.
NAC Studio
$49
RSVP by October 13

16

Jun

2016

Sonia Obam, Ailish Campbell, Diane Obam Dallaire at the Alt Hotel

rendez-vous à l’hôtel

An amazing, sold-out, end-of-year event at the Alt Hotel, with rendez-vous à l'hôtel, a unique experience of the 2016 Canada Dance Festival – a site-specific work created and performed by Montreal’s La 2e Porte à Gauche artist collective. Intriguing, stunning performances in hotel rooms, then mingling with the artists over food and drink. What a night!

11

May

2016

Rendez-vous à l’hôtel Claudia Chan Tak

Rendez-vous à l’hôtel/Summer Party is SOLD OUT!

Rendez-vous à l’hôtel/Summer Party is SOLD OUT!

If you would like to add your name to the wait list, please email tina.nesrallah@nac-cna.ca and she will contact you if there is a cancellation.

Thank you.

 

 

21

Apr

2016

VIDEO: Is Classical Music Really Dead?

In February 2016, the Southam Club presented Is Classical Music Really Dead?, a lively on-stage chat with three fascinating speakers – Alexander Shelley, Music Director of the NAC Orchestra, American violist Nadia Sirota, and Andrew Potter, Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada.

19

Feb

2016

Alexander Shelley Curtis Perry

Photos: Is Classical Music Really Dead?

08

Feb

2016

Nadia Sirota Samantha West

In the news: Is Classical Music Really Dead?

Great story about Nadia Sirota in the Ottawa Citizen!

04

Feb

2016

THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE OFFICIALLY BREAKS GROUND ON THE “NEW” NAC

The official groundbreaking of the “new” NAC on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 in the 4th Stage. The NAC was a centennial project and opened its doors in 1969. The NAC will be renewed to mark Canada’s 150th Anniversary with a warm and inviting entrance that will embrace Confederation Square, including new performance and public spaces and improved accessibility, with a grand opening slated for Canada Day in 2017.

25

Jan

2016

Nadia Sirota Samantha West

Another special guest for Is Classical Music Really Dead?

We're delighted that Nadia Sirota will be joining Alexander Shelley and Andrew Potter on February 16, 2016, for our upcoming event -- Is Classical Music Really Dead?

Sirota’s debut album, First Things First (New Amsterdam Records), was a New York Times 2009 record of the year. She can also be heard on albums by Grizzly Bear, the National, and Arcade Fire’s Grammy-winning The Suburbs.

Her weekly podcast “Meet the Composer,” demystifies classical music, employing accessible storytelling techniques that are reminiscent of the popular show “This American Life.”

“‘To speak in cliches, she’s not your grandma’s viola player (unless you have a grandmother whose taste skews towards indie rock, of course). Her podcast takes listeners on a tour of other composers pushing the boundaries of classical music’” (The Guardian, 2015).

Nadia and the National Arts Centre Orchestra will perform the Canadian premiere of Nico Muhly's Viola Concerto at the National Arts Centre on February 17-18.