Canada’s NAC Orchestra to perform with singer-songwriters in 2018-19

Posted on: May 17, 2018

“Singer-songwriters Patrick Watson, Johnny Reid, Lynn Miles and Tom Wilson, and the Montreal band Stars will perform with the National Arts Centre Orchestra under a new collaboration that’s part of the gender-balanced and genre-blurring 2018-19 season of the NAC Presents concert series,” writes Lynn Saxberg in Thursday’s (5/17) Ottawa Citizen (Canada). “The four songwriter-meets-orchestra concerts, entitled Sessions, are among the highlights of the NAC Presents’ fall and winter season…. The orchestra concerts … are part of an effort to develop new audiences for both the artist and orchestra.… Other artists headed to the NAC … include critically acclaimed Canadians such as the Indigenous DJ crew A Tribe Called Red [and] Quebec folk-pop singer Safia Nolin. [NAC Presents Executive Producer Heather] Gibson said she wouldn’t be doing her job properly if there wasn’t a balance between male and female artists in the lineup…. One popular feature of NAC Presents that’s continuing is Fridays at the Fourth, in which emerging artists perform at the Fourth Stage with an affordable ticket price…. Gibson said she was surprised by the number of people who bought last-minute tickets at the door during this year’s series. NAC patrons traditionally buy tickets in advance,”

Posted May 17, 2018