“I do remember some children walking by, not to say they had some greater sense of art, but at least they seemed to wonder what the heck was going on.”
Who could have predicted that an experiment in aesthetics by The Washington Post would inspire a Pulitzer Prize, a picture book and, most recently, an orchestral suite?
This year, the Canada 150 Tour took the National Arts Centre (NAC) Orchestra all over Canada. And while it officially concludes on December 9th in Yellowknife, the Orchestra will be giving its final performance outside of Ottawa for 2017 in Kingston at the Isabel Bader Centre.
IQALUIT — The National Arts Centre orchestra wrapped up its Canada 150 cross-country tour with a swing across the Arctic that included Alexander Shelley’s first view of the Northern lights.
Alexander is on his first visit to Nunavut and he’s sampling local cuisine. He’s also participating with the educational outreach events that are part of every NACO tour.
Tuesday evening members of the National Arts Centre Orchestra will participate in a fundraising concert for a new and much-needed performing arts centre in Iqaluit. But the connections between the NAC and Iqaluit’s performing arts community goes much deeper than one concert.