NAC Orchestra

NACO in Southam Hall

In person concerts

Music Classical music Masterworks

With bold and beautiful concerts in Southam Hall featuring your classical favorites, internationally renowned soloists, and exhilarating works from diverse and provocative new composers, hear, see, and feel the live orchestral experience with NACO

Upcoming events

  1. This concert delivers an exhilarating meeting of artistic minds—Hopkins, Atwood, Heggie, Assiginaak, and Brahms—all at the top of their game … read more

  2. NACO is pleased to welcome to the podium guest conductor Elinor Rufeizen, a rising star in the conducting world, for her National Arts Centre debut. … read more

  3. Presented by Audi

    Karen Gomyo Plays Moussa

    & the NAC Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky's 6th...

    Celebrate Canadian artists with us, as the NAC Orchestra welcomes conductor Jordan de Souza and violinist Karen Gomyo back to Ottawa.  … read more

  4. NACO Concertmaster Yosuke Kawasaki takes centre stage for a night of music that celebrates the masters.  … read more

  5. Australian conductor Jessica Cottis leads the NAC Orchestra in a special evening of music with Ottawa’s own piano virtuoso Angela Hewitt. … read more

  6. Under the baton of guest conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier, Cheng and the NAC Orchestra perform Saint-Saëns’s Cello Concerto No. 1 … read more

  7. NACO Playlist series, curated by the NAC Orchestra’s own Anna Petersen (second oboe / English horn)—a joyful and intimate look at the music that has … read more

  8. Anna Thorvaldsdóttir’s Catamorphosis is a living, breathing world of musical ideas inspired by “the fragile relationship we have to our … read more

  9. Presented by Audi

    Jan Lisiecki Plays Beethoven

    & NACO performs Dvorák's Symphony “From the New...

    We welcome pianist and long-time friend of the Orchestra Jan Lisiecki back to Southam Hall to perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3.  … read more

  10. Filled to the brim with comedy, tragedy, and the supernatural, this epic opera in concert recounts the adventures of the womanizing Giovanni, offering fair warning … read more

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