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Concert Review: Trio Grand-Duc

Alex Binkley: “Trio Grand-Duc is a relative newcomer to [the scene] but if their performance at MacKay United Church is any indication of their potential, the three young musicians have a brilliant future ahead.”

Linnebach and/et Bartók

Smetana Overture to The Bartered Bride  Bartók Violin Concerto No. 2  Dvořák Symphony No. 7 Embark on an orchestral journey to Central Europe, in this evening dedicated to three composers who brought the music of peasants to the opera houses of the world. Dvořák, the son of a Bohemian innkeeper, wove the rustic melodies of […]

Storgårds Conducts Rachmaninoff | Storgårds dirige Rachmaninov

Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 3 Few musicians in the world have the skill to master Dmitri Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1. The original soloist reportedly begged the composer in rehearsal: “For God’s sake Dmitri, give me eight bars of rest, so that I can wipe the sweat off my neck!” Thrill […]

The Firebird | L’oiseau de feu

The internationally-acclaimed Enchantment Theatre Company makes its NAC debut! An enchanted tree with golden apples. An evil magician conjuring a terrible storm. A beautiful princess and her magical unicorn. See and hear the captivating Russian tale of Prince Ivan and the majestic Firebird as Stravinsky’s famous music comes to life, complete with life-sized puppets, masks […]

Rhythm and Dance | Rythmo-danse

From the classic and sophisticated Jazz standard “I Got Rhythm” to the witty and irreverent Beethoven’s Fifth Bossa Nova – which, thankfully for Beethoven’s sake, was arranged long after his death – these five versatile wind players, along with percussionist Kenneth Simpson, will showcase popular dance styles through the ages including ancient Hungary and Spanish […]

Music for a Sunday Afternoon: John Storgårds

MAHLER-SCHNITTKE Piano Quartet in A minor Brahms String Sextet No. 2 in G major  Enjoy intimate chamber music concerts at the National Gallery of Canada, performed by members of the NAC Orchestra and amazing guest artists on this unique series. — Des concerts intimes de musique de chambre réunissant des membres de l’Orchestre du CNA et de formidables […]