The Spirit Horse Returns

NACO Family Adventures

© SPIRIT HORSE PRODUCTIONS. Artwork by Rhonda Snow
Naomi Woo
Family programming Indigenous arts Music Classical music Children Storytelling
  • In-person event

  • Ages 5-12

  • Approx. 1 hour
Performance options Start time Language Availability
Monday, February 12, 2024 10:00 am bilingual sold out
Monday, February 12, 2024 12:30 pm bilingual sold out

Co-presented by the NAC Orchestra & NAC Indigenous Theatre

In English, Ojibwe, and French

(Presented with French surtitles)


Travel through time with an Indigenous knowledge keeper and the NAC Orchestra to meet the magnificent “small horses of the deep woods,” who were helpers and spirit guides to Anishinaabe and Métis peoples.


Let your students experience one of the most outstanding ensembles of its kind in the world!

The NAC Orchestra boasts many of the finest musicians in the country who enthusiastically share the common goal of bringing music to young people. Perfectly suited to both the novice student and musical apprentice, this weekday matinee is bound to delight students and teachers alike!

We hope you will enjoy the giant images on the NACOtron screen as they capture and magnify the magic of these fabulous concerts!

Duration: 55 minutes


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    Narrator  Jodi Contin
  • Artist Rhonda Snow
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    French horn, Narrator Ken MacDonald
  • Featuring Double The Trouble
  • Conductor Naomi Woo
  • Featuring NAC Orchestra
  • Actor Marjolaine Lambert

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Learning and engagement at Canada’s National Arts Centre is made possible through the support of many generous individuals and organizations from across the country. Arts Alive is generously supported by the Azrieli Foundation, the Government of Nunavut, Canadian North, Calm Air, The River Philip Foundation, The Turnbull Family Community Building Foundation, and The Thomas Sill Foundation. Thank you also to Grant and Alice Burton, Canada Life, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Friends of the NAC Orchestra, Donors to the NAC Foundation's Future Fund, The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Artistic Excellence, and the donors and sponsors of the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust, the primary resource for youth and education funding at the National Arts Centre.