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The NAC varies his tone

jason-bajadaThe Group With No Helmet (10 November), Chloe Sainte-Marie (10 December) and Pierre Flynn (24 February 2017) and Maryse Letarte, who will be giving a Christmas Concert (December 17) will invest Studio National arts Centre (NAC) as part of NAC presents his musical series entirely devoted to Canadian artists.

These are the boards of “backstage” – a small room used for theatrical rehearsals – which, converted into cabaret formula, will host the other French guests (and more emerging artists Anglos) instead of the traditional Fourth room, that major renovations are made inaccessible until July 2017. Among them: Jason Bajada, Bia Joelle Saint-Pierre and the jazz trio MISC (new name of the renowned Trio Jerome Beaulieu).

NAC presents unveiled at midnight on Tuesday, the first half of its 2016-2017 programming, bringing together 26 concerts. The other half will be announced in October.

The great Southam Hall is reserved for the provision of Gordon Lightfoot (19 November) and Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, who planned to celebrate with family their Celtic Christmas, December 21.

Responding to the request of an English public fond of Christmas music, the producer of the series Simone Deneau has scheduled five Christmas concerts. This year, Fortunates Ones formations (14 December) The Good Lovelies (25 November) and Sultans of Strings (December 20) also put their clocks and instruments at the time of the Nativity.

Other distinguished guests artists of the season include Chantal Kreviazuk, Jadea Kelly and Donovan Woods and the Great Lake Swimmers and Elliott Brood, who will share the stage of the Studio 15 and 16 December.

He suggests not to miss the “sensory experience” that will be the spectacle of “unclassifiable and innovative” Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq, November 26. It also argues that the Christmas shows allow re-invite well-appreciated artists of the same age if they have not released a new album since their last appearance at the NAC. This is the case of Fortunate Ones, he illustrates.

“The series is progressing well: we continue to offer innovative things, not hesitating to think outside the box” says the associate producer of NAC presents, Xavier Forget. The series takes care of “pleasant change” and to represent Canada in all its tones and its accents from coast to coast.

“It’s a big country full of diversity. It is often said that the record industry is dead, but this is not true. Revenues fell, yes, and things have changed a lot, but it does not stop the young artists who continue to create, produce, turn. […] And it’s our job as artistic director, to be on the lookout. “And to help them.

Among the challenges ahead – and that the wait or the successor (s) Simone Deneau, which will retire this summer after 38 years of service to the contemporary music scene at the NAC – Forget mentions the “development French public, “and greater support to creation. “Some artists such as Chloé Lacasse, with the possible lives, seek to reinvent themselves and need support. We want to be there to support “financially and logistically,” whether through artist residencies or mentoring programs with senior artists, “he says. “The ideas are not lacking. sub expected. ”

Tickets for these shows go on sale Friday, May 20.

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