OTTAWA – For the first time in its 43-year history, Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra is planning a tour of China.The NAC says renowned music director Pinchas Zukerman will lead 70 orchestra musicians and perform as a soloist on the trip from Oct. 4 to Oct. 20. They’ll stop in seven cities, including Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Fuling, Tianjin, Beijing, and Shanghai. On the docket are nine major concerts, more than 80 education and outreach activities, and five international broadband videoconference events linking young musicians in Canada and China. The tour will showcase works by Canadian composers John Estacio and Alexina Louie and coincide with the annual general meeting of the Canada China Business Council in Beijing.
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