Whatever the weather may hold, your vaccine status may be, or your comfort level with the people-ly-ness of events, the nation’s capital has got a selection of food, tunes, arts, culture and activities for you this weekend!
National Arts Centre Orchestra
A few suggestions for your weekend.
This week in the Future of Ottawa series, we’re taking a deep dive into four of Ottawa’s most unique music communities—what they’re like now and where things are heading. Read on for a guest post from Carissa Klopoushak on the future of classical music in Ottawa.
We’ve come a long way since our Weekend Roundup: social distancing edition was published around this time last year. This weekend, let’s focus on the positives… there’s a lot!
Well it’s not quite December, but we’re firmly into holiday events. With so many of our favourite annual events online, it’s easier than ever to take them all in.
With a daily performance every weekday at noon the NACO Lunch Break playlist is going to hit one hundred videos this week.
Interview: New NAC Orchestra managing director Arna Einarsdóttir talks about why she’s so excited to work at the new and improved NAC
It’s like when you take a plant from a small pot and put it into a bigger one, and it spreads its leaves and it blossoms and it’s just so beautiful. I feel like this is exactly what’s happening with the NAC and with the orchestra as well.
We’re dashing right along towards the holidays and there’s no time like the present to get outside and enjoy the sights and sounds! From holiday markets to Christmas lights to decorated window displays, there’s sure to be something to put you in a festive mood.
Royal Winnipeg Ballet brings an immersive and elegant Nutcracker steeped in Canadiana with Mounted Police, Parliament Hill, and Hudson’s Bay merchandise. Its Canadian roots are evident and make for an ever more sincere experience.
We’re inching our way towards winter, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had in the city.
The program consists of Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, and both Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 and Symphony No. 6 in B minor, “Pathetique.” The Orchestra will be lead by Finnish conductor Dalia Stasevska, in her North American Debut.
Susan Aglukark appeared to great acclaim in Ottawa accompanied by the NAC Orchestra.
The Calgary-born pianist, who recently accompanied the NAC Orchestra on their Crossings tour earlier this year, is joined by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra for a performance of pieces by both Jessie Montgomery and Felix Mendelssohn.
The National Arts Centre is holding their annual Gala to support the NAC and the National Youth and Education Trust. This year’s 50th Anniversary Golden Gala will feature a number of guest performances in a showcase of Theatre, Dance, and Music, with special guest Sarah McLachlan.
National Arts Centre Orchestra celebrates 50 years of music with concerts, free activities and a gala—09.30.19 to 10.05.19
To celebrate 50 years of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, there is a host of both concert events and free activities set to take place between September 30th and October 5th.