OrKidstra stole the Opening Ceremony of the Centre for Global Pluralism—with more than their music. They are the embodiment of Canada.
OrKidstra proudly presents memorable and inspiring performances. In the past year alone OrKidstra has performed for national and international audiences at the JUNO Awards, the One Young World Summit, the Global Centre for Pluralism and the Canada 150 celebrations.
The audience will appreciate your commitment to social sustainability and enjoy a magical performance – the good feeling lingers long after the sound of the music has finished.
Whether you’re looking for a small chamber group, a choir or a full orchestra, OrKidstra has the range and flexibility to entertain at your event.
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OrKidstra’s performance was credited by our guests as a highlight of the Opening of the Global Centre for Pluralism. The young musicians showed tremendous confidence, passion and joy on stage, creating a powerful and moving moment that we will all remember for years to come.
OrKidstra @ Home
Through the newly-launched OrKidstra @ Home program, an innovative music education approach which combines creativity with technology, we are providing kids from under-served areas of Ottawa with free access to musical instruments, online music lessons, practice challenges, virtual hangouts and activities, sing/play-along videos and livestream performances and more. Get inspired by watching the new OrKidstra @ Home video featuring OrKidstra’s students, staff and teachers!
“OrKidstra Holiday Concert!” by Rogers tv Ottawa
Filmed at the beautiful Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre on December 18, 2019, watch excerpts from OrKidstra’s joyous and festive Centretown Hub Holiday Concert from Rogers tv Ottawa!
“Alas (a Malala)” from Encounters/Encuentros: Music Unites the Continents
Six OrKidstra students perform “Alas (a Malala)” with more than 150 young musicians from 23 Sistema-inspired programs in Mexico City (March 2018) led by celebrated composer and conductor Arturo Márquez.
OrKidstra at the JUNO Awards
OrKidstra performs “Lost Boy” with JUNO award winner Ruth B as part of the MusiCounts moment at the 2017 JUNO Awards in Ottawa. Video: CTV (April 2, 2017)
ConneXXions 2019: Crossing distances through collaboration
In partnership with the Royal College of Music and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, join NAC Orchestra Music Director Alexander Shelley for a special ‘connected’ event. The Brent Youth Concert Band & String Chamber Orchestra in London, England and OrKidstra, in Ottawa, Canada will make music and connect in real time made possible through the magic of technology.
OrKidstra leads the national anthem at the largest Citizenship Ceremony in Canadian sports history
OrKidstra leads 186 new Canadians in the national anthem on February 24, 2019 at the Canadian Tire Centre.
Highlights from OrKidstra’s 2019 End-of-Year Concerts!
Watch exciting highlights from OrKidstra’s big End-of-Year Concerts! These energy-filled musical events took place on June 5 (Vanier Hub) and June 13 (Centretown Hub), 2019. Big thanks to everyone involved!
Opening Ceremonies for One Young World
Conducted by OrKidstra Ambassador and NACO Music Director Alexander Shelley, OrKidstra performs on Parliament Hill at the Opening Ceremonies for the One Young World Summit 2016. Video: One Young World
Official Opening of the Global Centre for Pluralism
OrKidstra performs at the Official Opening of the Global Centre for Pluralism, May 16, 2017 in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan and the Former Governor General of Canada David Johnston. Video: Global Centre for Pluralism