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The National Arts Centre Orchestra is considered one of Canada's top orchestras. Orchestra at City Hall (Edmonton). ...

The orchestra is a classically sized ensemble that is currently under the direction of Pinchas Zukerman. It is based in Ottawa and has often travelled abroad. Pinchas Zukerman Pinchas Zukerman (born July 16, 1948) is a noted Israeli violinist, violist and conductor who was appointed Music Director of Ottawas National Arts Centre Orchestra in April, 1998. ... {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Advance Ottawa/Ottawa en avant City of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Location. ...

The orchestra was founded in 1969 to take adavantage of the new National Arts Centre that was opened in that year. The building, in the heart of the nation's capital has four large halls, the largest of which is home to the orchestra. 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... The National Arts Centre building in front of the Parliament with Confederation Park in the foreground The National Arts Centre is a federal government centre in Ottawa, Canada that is a venue for music, theatre, dance and other arts. ...

In recent years there have been discussions about renaming the orchestra to the Canadian National Orchestra, as many feel that the group does not earn enough respect abroad with its current title.

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