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Experience an exceptional evening of music with the National Arts Centre Orchestra

by on November 16, 2011

On November 22 at 7:30pm, The Fredericton Playhouse will be filled with the incredible sound of Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra. Created in 1969, the Orchestra has performed worldwide, including 118 concerts in cities across Canada. This month, the tradition of engaging communities continues with the orchestra’s eighth visit to the Atlantic region.

Past participants in the NAC’s Summer Music Institute’s Young Artists Program, conductor Julian Kuerti returns with debuting pianist Jan Lisiecki in Mozart’s sublime Piano Concerto No. 20, a work that even Beethoven admired and often performed. Kuerti also leads a world premiere by NAC Award-winning composer John Estacio as well as Brahms’s glorious First Symphony, a work on which the composer toiled for decades. At its premiere, Brahms’s masterpiece was hailed by critics as “Beethoven’s Tenth” and is now celebrated as a jewel of the orchestral repertoire.

Members of the NAC’s Institute for Orchestral Studies, a string quintet of young artists preparing for professional careers, will also perform alongside NAC Orchestra musicians that evening. Join us for an awe-inspiring performance by an exceptional ensemble of classical musicians who continue to draw accolades both abroad and at home.

Tickets for the National Arts Centre Orchestra are available at the Fredericton Playhouse box office 1-866-884-5800, or online at

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