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Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra (NACO) toured Western Canada from October 24th to November 12th 2008. This performance and education tour was led by the Orchestra's Music Director, world-renowned conductor/violinist/violist and teacher Pinchas Zukerman. The Western Canada Tour, with pianist Jon Kimura Parker, composer Alexina Louie, and guest conductors James Judd and Boris Brott, included 13 orchestral concerts in 10 cities - from Victoria to Whitehorse to Winnipeg - spanning four provinces plus the Orchestra's first - ever visit to the Yukon. In addition, the Orchestra reached thousands of young people through events ranging from masterclasses with Pinchas Zukerman and Jon Kimura Parker to student concerts with the full Orchestra. In total, there were more than 100 education activities in 26 cities and communities during the 20-day tour.
Revisit the tour ! Visit our website to read the online tour journal, where NAC Orchestra musicians and staff reported on their daily activities.