Feb. 23, 2022

The NAC Orchestra welcomes Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser as Principal Youth Conductor and Creative Partner

The first Black titled conductor in the NAC Orchestra’s history, Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, will début in his role with the launch of Reggae Roots, featuring reggae royalty Jah’Mila and Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra.

February 23, 2022 – Ottawa — Orchestral Conductor Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser joins the National Arts Centre Orchestra as Principal Youth Conductor and Creative Partner for a three-year mandate beginning this month. In the first major initiative of his mandate, Bartholomew-Poyser will be directing Reggae Roots, an upcoming video-on-demand learning series and a concert that will be part of the NAC Orchestra's 2022-2023 Pops Series.

“Daniel is a wonderfully engaging, passionate and dedicated ambassador for all that is vibrant about symphonic music. He brings his great talent and experience to bear in conceiving and leading projects that use the orchestra and its stages to connect with listeners from all walks of life. His personal warmth and charm lift those projects, the people he works with and the audiences that he communicates with. It will be a thrill for us all to work alongside him. Welcome Daniel!”, said Alexander Shelley, NACO Music Director.

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