Day 1: Wednesday June 12th

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9am – 10am: Check-in opens. NAC Stage Door (Queen Elizabeth Drive)

Coffee and snacks available.

10am – 11am: Conference Opening, Rehearsal Hall A

Land acknowledgement (given by Annie and Robert Smith St-Georges), welcome. Then launch and presentation of Re-Sounding the Orchestra report and responses from Orchestras Canada, led by Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser. Commissioned by Orchestras Canada and written by Soraya Peerbaye and Parmela Attariwala, this research investigates the relationships between Canadian orchestras and Indigenous artists and artists of colour.

11am – 12pm: Keynote Address: Donna Walker-Kuhne, Rehearsal Hall A

Transcending differences through the arts.

Simultaneous interpretation for this session is funded in part by the Government of Canada.

12pm – 2pm: Lunch and tour

With the design team behind the renovation of the National Arts Centre and Southam Hall. Sponsored by Threshold Acoustics

1pm – 4pm: Breakout Sessions by Topic. Designing 21st Century…

– Governance: Gender, race, class, sexuality, age, ability – we hear much about how Canada is diverse, but how do we create a culture of inclusion and embrace diversity at the board level? Cathy Winter of OnBoard Canada leads this workshop for board members and staff on strategizing for – and practicing – inclusive leadership and governance in the non-profit sector. 2pm – 4pm, NAC Board Room.

– Audiences: Workshop for arts marketers on identifying, connecting with, and selling to diverse audiences, with Donna Walker-Kuhne. 1pm – 4pm, Rossy Pavilion.

– Organizational Culture: Intentional or Accidental? Ken MacLeod of Sistema New Brunswick/New Brunswick Youth Orchestra and Arts HR expert Jeanne LeSage on why organizational culture matters, and how to consciously build and communicate a culture to support the mission of your orchestra. 2pm – 4pm, Atelier.

 

– Programming: What is Indigenous Song?  We’ve heard a lot about cultural appropriation—but why is it such a crucial discussion?  Panel discussion and workshop led by Dr. Dylan Robinson, with special guests Cheryl L’Hirondelle and Rasentonkwa Tarbell2pm – 4pm, Rehearsal Hall A.
Simultaneous interpretation for this session is funded in part by the Government of Canada.

4pm – 4:30pm: Coffee Break, Rehearsal Hall B

Sponsored by Vendini.

4:30pm – 6pm: Perspectives on Louis Riel, Rehearsal Hall A

Dr. Dylan Robinson leads a panel discussion on the Louis Riel controversy, with perspectives from Ian Cusson (Carrefour Composer, NAC Orchestra), Jani Lauzon (singer, actor), and Alexander Neef (General Director, Canadian Opera Company).

Simultaneous interpretation for this session is funded in part by the Government of Canada.

8pm: Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro in concert

This concert is now sold out!

Digital Day, June 11 | Day 2, June 13 | Day 3, June 14 | National Conference Website