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Welcome to Music

Pinchas Zukerman
Pinchas Zukerman

The National Arts Centre (NAC) presents Music, a great place to discover the excitement of the performing arts! Learn all about orchestral music, the NAC Orchestra, its musicians and friends, great composers, conductors and much more!

Photo at left: The NAC Orchestra rehearses on stage at Jack Singer Hall, Calgary. NACO Tour 2005. Photo: Fred Catroll


Here's what you'll find on Music:

Music Resources
Become a music maestro in no time with this collection of music resources: advice for teachers, parents, and students, music recordings, video clips, terrific links and a handy music dictionary.
Instrument Lab
Learn about, listen to, and virtually "handle" orchestral instruments by using interactive QTVR ™ files. Content in this section is divided into sections for the four instrument families: strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion.
Great Composers
Select the composer you would like to learn more about. As you read along find yourself transported to another country and another time!
NAC Orchestra & Friends
Learn all about Pinchas Zukerman and National Arts Centre Orchestra (NACO) plus their conductor and composer friends! Musicians, conductors and composers offer great information and advice on better playing, practicing and enjoyment of music.
Activities & Games
Test your musical knowledge with games like "Guess the Instrument", "Name the Composer" and "Compose Music".  Download sheet music to play along with your recorder or piano to pieces by Vivaldi, Schubert and Mozart!
Orchestra on Tour provides the opportunity to follow the talented National Arts Centre Orchestra musicians on current and past tours.


For Students
Delve into engaging information on the performing arts. There’s a lot to discover!
For Teachers
Brings into the classroom. We’ll show you how.
For Parents
Find resources of interest to you and your family.

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