Ottawa to Launch Open-Air Orchestra Festival

Classic Arts News   Ottawa to Launch Open-Air Orchestra Festival
 
Canada's National Arts Centre and National Capital Commission have announced a three-year partnership to present a summer festival of outdoor orchestral concerts in the NCC's new festival park at LeBreton Flats in Ottawa.

The festival will offer free evening concerts by the National Arts Centre Orchestra in the new park, which covers a 3.6-hectare area in the heart of the city.

Four concerts will take place July 19-22 as part of the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Ottawa's designation as Canada's capital.

"This new partnership will be a wonderful way for the National Arts Centre Orchestra to give back to the local community which has supported their orchestra so loyally for decades," said Peter Herrndorf, NAC President and CEO. "We also believe these outdoor concerts will help introduce the NAC Orchestra to an even wider audience, making great classical music even more accessible."


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