The National Arts Centre Orchestra and Alexander Shelley today move on to Saskatoon after a four day residency in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
As a component of its True North Festival celebrating Canada’s 150 birthday, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra is hosting the National Arts Centre Orchestra in a single-night special concert entitled Life Reflected.
NACO’s Ideas of North Festival has gone from strength to strength over the past 10 days, culminating in two memorable final concerts over the weekend.
In fifteen lines of poetry, Rita Joe’s poem I Lost My Talk captures the discombobulating fear of being forced to leave one’s culture.
Under Shelley and principal guest conductor John Storgårds, there has been a seismic shift in NACO’s sound in the Nordic repertoire over the past year.
Canada’s newly renovated National Arts Centre this week opens its doors for the NAC Orchestra’s “Ideas of North” festival, celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation and the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence.