On Saturday, October 5th, the NAC hosted its Golden 50th Anniversary Gala and announced the news of an astonishing $10 million gift from philanthropists Janice and Earle O’born.
This week, Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra celebrates its 50th Birthday with two special concerts in Southam Hall and a series of free lunchtime performances. The two symphonic programmes were conceived by Alexander Shelley to highlight the breadth of programming and artistic excellence of the orchestra.
Alexander Shelley and Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra open their 50th anniversary season tonight with the first of three performances of Verdi’s Requiem.
Following a spectacular two week tour of South Africa, Alexander Shelley and the National Youth Orchestra of Germany (Bundesjugendorchester) tonight give their final concert together, at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.
Having previously worked with the orchestra in 2014, 2017 and 2018, Alexander Shelley this week returns to Germany’s National Youth Orchestra for a major tour of Germany and South Africa.
On July 1st, 152 years of confederation are celebrated with Canada Day festivities across the nation. Leading up these events is the Noon Hour Concert on Parliament Hill, directly in front of the Canadian seat of government, which is broadcast to an estimated 3 million people across the country.