National Arts Centre
Sure to be the merriest urban marketplace, we are taking over the newly renovated atrium at the National Arts Centre for a craft market showcasing the highest quality handmade goods + design. 25 local makers, coffee shop, live music, giveaways. Free to attend.
A conversation with Canada’s self-proclaimed musical genius.
Apt613 has come up with a list of exciting shows to keep you busy this fall.
Jill Barber is at the National Arts Centre Friday September 28 to kick off the Canadian leg of her Metaphora tour.
The music that Beethoven composed for the piano is still such a favourite with young musicians that it is worthy of a marathon! This family-friendly piano marathon will see beginner and intermediate level pianists tickle the ivories to the tune of their favourite Beethoven work. Drop in at your leisure or stay for the entire […]
Did you know that Beethoven started off as a pianist? His deafness prevented him from pursuing a career as a pianist, but as a composer, he wrote 32 beautiful piano sonatas. In fact, they are so beautiful, that we are giving them their own piano marathon! Senior-level music students from the Ottawa-Gatineau Region will deliver […]
Lamenting the end of summer? This weekend goes to show that fall is just as fun!
Looking at a bust of Ludwig van Beethoven, the Marjo² are puzzled by his angry expression and decide to go out on a journey to discover what made him appear so gloomy. Take out your bows and get ready for a most surprising musical investigation! Theatre meets concert in this quirky, comical performance featuring the […]
Make the most of your noon hour by strolling over to the NAC to take in a relaxing concert of chamber music. The Focus Festival brings you six noon-hour concerts, one for every weekday of the 10-day festival and each one presenting a choice of Beethoven String quartets. Taking place at the Glass Thorsteinson Staircase, the stunning […]
It’s a time warp back to the 19th century! In Beethoven’s era, folks used to gather ‘round at home, where the flicker of a candle and a musical instrument was all that was need for an evening of merrymaking. Friends and family would play music, laugh and drink into the wee hours. Our post concert musical salons take you back […]
The NAC Orchestra kicks off the season with the Beethoven Festival from September 13-22.
Our Beethoven Pop-up Exhibit invites you to stroll through our gorgeous public spaces, where you will find pop-up info-stations placed throughout. Each info-station contains facts and images about Beethoven’s life and work. The pop-up exhibit will be on-site for the duration of the FOCUS festival. – Créée par le Beethoven Centre au San Jose State University, notre exposition […]
The 15th annual House of PainT festival takes places from August 24–26, 2018.
It’s going to be a scorcher this weekend and there’s plenty going on to celebrate Canada Day all weekend long. No matter where you end up or what you do, have a great long weekend!
Kenneth Ingram: “The monologue feels more like an invigorating conversation, akin to a stranger who becomes your unexpected companion on a short flight and whom shines an honest light on life.”