In her brief 24 years, French composer Lili Boulanger made a musical impact belying her youth, and her work has gone on to become a favourite of contemporary artists like Herbie Hancock. Composed at the end of her short, brilliant life, D’un soir triste is full of fragile beauty and raw emotion, evoking the pathos that permeated her home country at the end of the First World War.
With every performance, GRAMMY Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell’s musical superpowers become more evident. Making his third appearance with the NAC Orchestra and Alexander Shelley, Bell performs Mendelssohn’s exquisite Violin Concerto, transporting us to the heart of the Romantic era.
Jocelyn Morlock’s lyrical musical poem My Name is Amanda Todd tells the story of a vibrant 15-year-old who, after suffering for years from cyber abuse, spoke out against harassment and bullying on YouTube. Amanda’s message of hope, empathy, and tolerance caused a worldwide groundswell of support, and is now used by educators and parents to support anti-bullying measures. Commissioned and recorded by Alexander Shelley and the NAC Orchestra, My Name is Amanda Todd garnered a 2018 JUNO for Jocelyn Morlock.
Alexander Shelley perfectly commands the vivid, turbulent creation that is Debussy’s La mer. The composer evokes the power and beauty of the sea, inspired by visual artists of the time, including the great British painter Turner and master Japanese artist Hokusai and his celebrated print “The Great Wave off Kanagawa”.
Tickets :$54.00 and up
$15 Live Rush tickets available at 10AM the day of an applicable show
+ applicable charges
How to get tickets?
Phone: 1 888 991-2787/613 947-7000 ext. 620
At the door: At box office. Monday to Saturday: 10am to 9pm Sundays & Holidays: Closed, except when a performance is scheduled, the Box Office will open 2 hours prior to curtain until 15 minutes after the curtain time of the last performance.
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 8:00 PM
National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON
Public transport accessible