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National Orchestra Tour Heading to Alberta

Canada's National Arts Centre (NAC) Orchestra, featuring Music Director Pinchas Zukerman as conductor and violin soloist, is coming to Alberta and Saskatchewan for a 13-day concert and education tour from November 7 to 19, 2005.

The tour includes six concerts, three student matinees and a New Music Ensemble concert. The tour in honour of the two provinces' centennials will mark the NAC Orchestra's first visit to Alberta and Saskatchewan since the 1999 Canada Tour.

In addition to the concerts there will be over 80 education events. These include visits by Pinchas Zukerman, Boris Brott, composer Gary Kulesha, and brass, wind and string ensembles. The NAC will assist with school music programs, perform for elementary school children, give lectures, andĀ holdĀ sessions for music students and teachers. A number of the many education activities on tour will be accessible across Canada and internationally through the NAC's education website at

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