NAC Orchestra

Alexander Shelley Music Director

Alexander Shelley and NAC Orchestra © Dwayne Brown

2023-2024 Season

Welcome to the NAC Orchestra’s 2023-2024 season, filled with moments for renewal, for connection and for celebration. 

Whether you have been to a concert before or are hearing your NAC Orchestra for the first time, I can promise you an unparalleled experience.  

Very close to my heart is our opening festival, Focus: Clara, Robert, Johannes. It is the culmination of a multi-year recording project of which the Orchestra and I are immensely proud. Our festival celebrates three great composers and friends—Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann, and Johannes Brahms—and includes performances by some of the most interesting names in classical music, including the wonderful pianist Emanuel Ax, our dear friend James Ehnes, and debuts by two brilliant artists, pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason and cellist Nicolas Altstaedt.  

Throughout the season, you will hear a full spectrum of gorgeous symphonic music, including Rimsky-Korsakov’s evocative Scheherazade and the ever-inspiring Symphony No. 9 by Beethoven.  

The Pops series showcases The best of Broadway and cinema, with both Home Alone and Jurassic Park; and you can bring the whole family to Kinderconcerts and NACO Family Adventures for extraordinary musical experiences for all ages.   

I remain inspired by the dedication and the skill of our NACO musicians, and by the warmth and generosity of our audience.  

  2023-2024 events   Season trailer

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    Music Director, NAC Orchestra Alexander Shelley

Videos

  • Musicians

    Meet the Musicians

    Learn more about each of our outstanding NAC Orchestra musicians.

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    NAC Orchestra Mentorship Program

    Play it forward! A bold and innovative professional development initiative for talented emerging and early career professional orchestral creatives from around the world. 

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    NACO releases Truth in Our Time

    New recording pairs Philip Glass’s new symphony with Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9, Korngold’s Violin Concerto featuring James Ehnes, and contemporary works by Nicole Lizée and Yao.

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