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Kingston Welcomes The National Arts Centre Orchestra

January 25, 2013 -

National Arts Centre Orchestra with Pinchas Zukerman and Daniil Trifonov, January 26 at the Grand Theatre

Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra comes to the Grand Theatre on Saturday January 26.

Consistent praise has followed this vibrant orchestra throughout its history of touring both nationally and internationally, recording, and commissioning Canadian works. Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra, under the direction of renowned conductor/ violinist/violist Pinchas Zukerman, continues to draw accolades both abroad and at its home in Ottawa where it performs more than 100 concerts annually. The repertoire for this performance includes Mendelssohn's String Sinfonia no. 10, Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Beethoven's Symphony No. 1. Samples of this music can be found at the National Arts Centre Orchestra website event page nac-cna.ca/en/orchestra/event/4403.

Daniil Trifonov www.daniiltrifonov.com has won Grand Prix, First prize and a Gold Medal in the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (2011). Daniil also won the Audience Choice Award and the Award for the Best Performance of a Mozart Concerto.

Ticket holders are invited to a pre-show "In Conversation" with NAC Orchestra Principal Bassoon Christopher Millard at the Grand Theatre at 6:30pm. Immediately following the performance, Eric Friesen will moderate a chat with pianist Danill Trifonov from the stage.

Tickets for National Arts Centre Orchestra are now on sale for $59.00, plus HST and box office fees. This show qualifies for the Impact Youth Pricing Program (50% off for members under 30) and the EyeGo to the Arts Program ($5 for full-time high school students). The Grand Theatre Box Office is open Monday through Saturday, noon - 6 p.m. and can be reached by calling 613-530-2050 or grandtheatre2@cityofkingston.ca. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.kingstongrand.ca

This performance is sponsored by the Davies Foundation.

The Grand Theatre Foundation would like to acknowledge its 2012-13 Season Underwriters: Homestead Land Holdings and Four Points by Sheraton. The Education Underwriter's are CIBC Children's Foundation, CIBC Wood Gundy. The Ticket Sponsor is Rogers Wireless. Series Sponsors are Empire Life, Sun Life Financial, Cunningham Swan, Canadian Tire. Performance Sponsors are Caldwell Wealth and Estate Advisory Ltd., Walter Fenlon and Linda Ann Daly, Chez Piggy, The Davies Foundation, Dianne Lackonick of Assante Wealth Management, Mackillop Law, Shoalts and Zaback Architects Ltd., Southeastern Telecommunication Services, and Stan & Marie Rose Gibson. The Official Restaurant Sponsor is Aqua Terra Restaubistro.

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Media contact information:
Communications Department for the Grand Theatre, at (613) 546-4291 ext. 1377 or grandtheatremedia@cityofkingston.ca