13 episodes

How did the NAC Orchestra become the world class organization it is today? Veteran broadcaster Eric Friesen chronicles the unfolding drama of the NAC Orchestra from its earliest days in 1969 to the present time. With his charming personality and a host of probing questions, he interviews conductors, orchestral musicians, guest artists and administrators about the Orchestra’s beginnings, the challenges it faced, the tours it made all over Canada and to many foreign lands, and the kind of individuals it took to mold the Orchestra into what it is today.

Eric Friesen presents the NAC Orchestra Canada’s National Arts Centre

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How did the NAC Orchestra become the world class organization it is today? Veteran broadcaster Eric Friesen chronicles the unfolding drama of the NAC Orchestra from its earliest days in 1969 to the present time. With his charming personality and a host of probing questions, he interviews conductors, orchestral musicians, guest artists and administrators about the Orchestra’s beginnings, the challenges it faced, the tours it made all over Canada and to many foreign lands, and the kind of individuals it took to mold the Orchestra into what it is today.

    In With the New: a Golden Age of creativity

    In With the New: a Golden Age of creativity

    • 45 min
    Beyond Ottawa: Touring, Recording, Broadcasting, Digital Engagement

    Beyond Ottawa: Touring, Recording, Broadcasting, Digital Engagement

    • 39 min
    The players speak: Backstage with the NAC Orchestra musicians

    The players speak: Backstage with the NAC Orchestra musicians

    • 43 min
    The fifth decade: A new musical vision for the orchestra

    The fifth decade: A new musical vision for the orchestra

    • 45 min
    The 2009 NAC Award Winners: Up Close and Personal

    The 2009 NAC Award Winners: Up Close and Personal

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Post War Years: Canadian Composers Come of Age

    The Post War Years: Canadian Composers Come of Age

    • 1 hr 8 min

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