Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra is one of the most accessible, inclusive, and collaborative orchestras in the world. Recognized for its daring programming, powerful storytelling, inspiring artistry, and innovative partnerships, the NAC Orchestra is at the vanguard of orchestral performance. In an age of continuous disruption, we place audiences at the centre, empower young artists to become leaders, and help redefine the orchestra’s role in society.
The National Arts Centre Orchestra believes music is a universal language with the power to communicate our deepest emotions and connect us all through shared experience. We know that our Orchestra can embody some of the best of human creation by giving voice to humanity past, present and future. We work to reach and represent the diverse community we serve in the National Capital Region of Canada, where the Orchestra resides, as well as across Canada, with our staff, guest artists, composers, partners, and audiences. As a part of our national role in Canada’s artistic landscape, we share music-making with as many people as possible through our concerts, touring, recordings, learning programs and community partnerships.