National Arts Centre
With concerts scattered over ten days across the Marion Dewar Plaza (TD Main Stage), Confederation Park (OLG Stage), and the National Arts Centre (NAC), sorting out which artists you want to see may be challenging. We’ve compiled concerts highlighting the must-see acts of this year’s festival.
Opera doesn’t have to be figured as an elite art that only few can attend, but should rather be pivoted as a beautiful combination of costuming, classical music, and skilled singing.
$10 Student tickets available for this show at the NAC Box Office, with valid student card. Transportive and evocative, Kamancello unite the Kurdish kamanche with the classical cello transcending genres, tradition, and cultural boundaries. Kamancello is comprised of Shahriyar Jamshidi (kamanche) and Raphael Weinroth-Browne (cello). The East-meets-West duo have made waves with performances at Montreal’s […]
Inspired by months of travel and exploration around the world, Bobbi Bazini returns with his latest collection of songs. Having established himself as one of Canada’s exciting songwriters with “I Wonder” and “C’est La Vie”, his fourth album, “SUMMER IS GONE”, asks us to delve deeper into the mellifluous realms of his creative universe. Expect […]
This weekend’s Doors Open event is Ottawa’s annual opportunity to explore a side of the city that is rarely available to the public.
Letting the audience know it was his final stop of a tour that has spanned across continents in the past few months, Wainwright was ready to leave it all on the stage.
A staple of the Canadian arts scene for almost 20 years, Workman boasts a catalogue of 15 solo releases showcasing his now signature spectrum of sonic influence, from cabaret to electro-pop to anthemic rock and plenty in between. The accolades amassed include JUNO nods and wins and widespread critical acclaim. As a producer, his fingerprints […]
Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and composer Rufus Wainwright will embark on a highly anticipated North American tour to commemorate the 20-year anniversary of his eponymous debut which first burst him onto the music scene. Immediately beloved and critically acclaimed, both Rufus and the record were widely hailed as a breakthrough. It influenced many artists that came […]
Celebrating a quarter century as a band, NAC Presents is thrilled to welcome one of Newfoundland’s greatest exports! With a rollicking live show and joyful musicianship, Shanneyganock have amassed a legion of dedicated fans from coast to coast to coast! The band’s iconic brand of authentic Newfoundland folk has won hearts far beyond our borders, […]
Fresh off her 2018 Grammy award for Best New Artist, Alessia Cara has embarked on a large theatre tour, with her first stop being the National Arts Centre.
Sarp Kizir: “Foie gras has nothing on Maktaaq.”
This remarkable play tells the true story of the “whale man from Newfoundland”, Memorial University professor Dr. Jon Lien, who dedicated his life to freeing whales caught in fishing nets.
$10 Student tickets available for this show at the NAC Box Office, with valid student card. From the heart of Southern Ontario, The Young Novelists create some of the most sincere and heartfelt folk-pop this country has to offer. Their 2015 album “made us strangers” earned them a number of accolades including a Canadian Folk […]
Born in Yellowknife, on the shores of Great Slave Lake, Leela Gilday writes warm and effortless folk-pop, steeped in the history of her people and the ruggedness of land that created her. Leela Gilday has toured extensively across Canada, the US, Greenland, Denmark, and Europe. A gifted storyteller, NAC Presents welcomes Leela Gilday as she releases […]
$10 Student tickets available for this show at the NAC Box Office, with valid student card. Winner of the 1st prize at the Granby International Song Festival in 2017, Pierre Guitard is a rising figure in the Acadian indie movement. Originally from Madran, New Brunswick, he made his stage debut in 2010, and quickly was […]