Tanya Tagaq on her latest album Retribution, climate change, and music as a coping mechanism.
This is a milestone year for the Good Lovelies. The “harmony trio”, as they are often referred, are celebrating a decade together.
The founding member of Great Big Sea, performing at the NAC this weekend, on recovery, secrets, and moving to Ottawa.
Canada’s beloved national showcase for the performing arts, the National Arts Centre, is undergoing both an internal and external transformation, the first largest redevelopment of the building in its almost 50-year existence.
Concerts at the NAC are always special. Add to the fact that Hip lead singer Gord Downie is appearing, and spines start tingling.
What are the first things that come to mind when you think of popular classical music? Waltzes. Epic movie scores. Broadway show-tunes. Circus acts. Wait, what? That was kinda my reaction when I found out about Cirque de la Symphonie, which opened last night at the National Arts Centre. According to the website: “Gasp at […]
After a swinging first year, Petr Cancura’s Crossroads series returns to the NAC in the new season with a fresh slate of songwriters lined up for a journey into jazz. The three shows recently announced feature Kathleen Edwards, Lynne Hanson and Justin Rutledge, all fine storytellers with a rootsy bent. A fourth Ottawa singer-songwriter will […]
There are some things that simply cannot be explained, like why Montreal’s art-rock outfit The Dears remain a best-kept secret. They have the songs you want to hold close, the history and they put on an intense live show. Thanks to NAC Presents though, we have the chance to get in on the secret when […]
Apartment 613 spoke with conductor and Night at the Cotton Club co-creator Jeff Tyzik at his home in New York. With Night at the Cotton Club, Jeff Tyzik promises to take Ottawa back in time to a Harlem sparkling with the top entertainers of the 1920s and 30s. The gifted guest conductor will take the […]
Ottawa singer/songwriter Amanda Rheaume, is set to release her third studio album, Holding Patterns, with a CD release concert at NAC’s Fourth Stage on May 5, 2016, which will also kick off her Canadian tour. Joining her onstage will be the same 4 musicians featured on the album. They are Anders Drerup (guitar/vocals), Jim Bryson […]
Some places have their mysteries: the secret lives born witness to when people were sure no one was watching, a record of which is imprinted on the place, in cypher understood only by initiates of that particular moment. Concord Floral, a condemned greenhouse where people go to live out their secret lives, is a place […]
What do you get when you put one of the city’s folkiest singer-songwriters on stage with a crack band of jazz musicians? You may just have to come see for yourself at Petr Cancura’s Crossroads show featuring Jeremy Fisher Thursday night. The Crossroads series was dreamt up by NAC Presents producer Simone Deneau and jazz […]
La Sylphide will be performed on the Southam Hall stage of the National Art Center April 7-9th, presented by the National Ballet of Canada. Restaged by Johan Kobborg, this timeless romantic ballet portrays the story of James, who is lured away from his betrothed by the mystical Sylphide. We spoke with principal dancer Sonia Rodriguez […]
Cameron Carpenter is not your grandmother’s organist. A far cry from the pious image frequently associated with the “church’s instrument”, the mohawked and diamanté styled Carpenter smashes any attempt to typecast while his virtuoso composer-performer talents dazzle the uninitiated and authorities alike. Inspired at the tender age of 4 by images of silent-movie organ-playing accompanists, […]
This year’s season of NAC Presents features a series curated by an NAC favourite. Royal Wood’s 5potlights will feature five artists deserving of the spotlight which was shone on him. ‘My intention with the NAC Present’s Royal Wood spotlight was to highlight a cross section of today’s talent in Canada that would benefit from the […]