News & Announcements

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.

19

Jan

2016

Catherine Clark, The Right Honourable Joe Clark, Maureen McTeer, John Estacio Fred Cattroll

Photos from Art and Reconciliation

07

Jan

2016

Art and Reconciliation

We are delighted to let you know that His Excellency the Governor General of Canada David Johnston and Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, will be attending Art and Reconciliation on Thursday, January 14. RSVP today! tina.nesrallah@nac-cna.ca

16

Dec

2015

Diamond Schmitt Architects

Diamond Schmitt Architects, who are working with the NAC to re-imagine the National Arts Centre building for 2017, will be re-designing New York City’s David Geffen Hall, the Lincoln Center’s largest concert hall. Congratulations to our architect Donald Schmitt and his team.