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Thursday, October 30, 2008

NAC Orchestra to perform for 1,400 students and teachers


NAC Orchestra to perform for 1,400 students and teachers at Canadian Forces Base Edmonton on November 4th

First concert ever by a major Canadian orchestra at CFB Edmonton

Edmonton, Alberta Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra will perform a student matinee at Canadian Forces Base Edmonton Field House on Tuesday, November 4th, 2008, at 1:15 p.m. This will be the first time a major Canadian orchestra has performed at CFB Edmonton.

Media are asked to report to the front lobby of the Edmonton Garrison Military Fitness Centre on the corner of Range Road 244 and Mons Avenue at CFB Edmonton.

This event is part of the Ottawa-based Orchestra’s three-week Western Canada Tour featuring 13 concerts in 10 cities, as well as 135 education events in 27 communities from Victoria, to the Yukon, to Winnipeg.

During Tuesday’s concert, the NAC Orchestra will perform a program called Bravo Beethoven! for 1,400 students and teachers from the base’s Guthrie Elementary School as well as from other area schools. During the performance, students will be invited to sing and play along on recorders with the NAC Orchestra to Beethoven’s Ode to Joy.

This special concert will be led by the NAC Orchestra’s Principal Youth and Family Conductor Boris Brott, and will feature young Victoria-born violinist Nikki Chooi, as well as actor Peter Duschenes in the role of Ludwig van Beethoven.

While at CFB Edmonton, selected NAC Orchestra musicians will lead instrumental clinics from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for musicians of the Royal Canadian Artillery Band.

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