NAC Orchestra

Atwood, Heggie & Brahms

NAC Orchestra 2023 Tour

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The NAC Orchestra 2023 Tour is making stops in Toronto, Kingston, and Ottawa:

Canadian baritone Joshua Hopkins performs Songs for Murdered Sisters, a deeply personal new song cycle that conveys the tragedy of lives needlessly lost, composed by Jake Heggie based on original poetry by Margaret Atwood.

Bookending the tour program are the Faust-Overture by Mayer and Brahms's furiously passionate Symphony No. 4.

Co-commissioned by the National Arts Centre and Houston Grand Opera, Songs For Murdered Sisters is dedicated to the memory of Hopkins's sister Nathalie Warmerdam, Anastasia Kuzyk and Carol Culleton, and victims of gender-based violence.

The Women's Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County offers support to women who have experienced or are experiencing some form of sexual violence. They also offer support to family members, as they did for Joshua's family when his sister and two other women were murdered in 2015. Please donate to the WSAC to help them support our community.

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    Music Director, NAC Orchestra Alexander Shelley
  • Baritone Joshua Hopkins
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    Text Margaret Atwood
  • Composer Jake Heggie
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