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ISCM 2017: National Arts Centre Orchestra serves up a multisensory spectacle

The program is both a celebration of our country and an apology for its worst aspects. What could be more Canadian than that?

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Three strategies to make the most of World New Music Days – Vancouver

Although large-scale orchestral music is expensive in this context, there are two full concerts to sample.

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Amanda Todd: Orchestral work tells bullied teen’s story in Vancouver

The story of Port Coquitlam teen Amanda Todd, who was driven to suicide in 2012 by cyber bullying, harassment and exploitation, is the inspiration for a National Arts Centre Orchestra work slated for a one-night-only performance in Vancouver Thursday.

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The NAC Orchestra Shines in Victoria With Jan Lisiecki

Shelley demonstrated the excellent rapport he has developed with his orchestra since taking over from Pinchas Zukerman in 2015.

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Five reasons to check out ISCM World New Music Days

For Life Reflected, the opening night concert, National Arts Centre Orchestra conductor and artistic director Alexander Shelley tasked four Canadian composers with writing pieces that celebrate an individual woman.

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NAC Orchestra inspired by poet Rita Joe – Victoria, BC

For maestro Alexander Shelley, performing a piece based on the work of Mi’kmaw poet Rita Joe in her Cape Breton community this year with the National Arts Centre Orchestra was a defining moment.

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