The National Gallery of Canada won last night at the annual Ottawa Tourism Awards gala the Tourism Partnership of the Year award for its collaboration with the Music and Beyond festival last July. The latter consisted of a unique musical evening of multiple concerts presented simultaneously in different Gallery spaces.
“We are extremely proud to have won this award, which testifies to the quality of our programming and our commitment to making Canada’s National Capital a leading cultural and tourism destination,” stated Marc Mayer, Director and CEO of the National Gallery of Canada. “More than ever, the visual arts scene is proving its ability to attract large audiences through popular, enriching, inspiring and memorable experiences.”
Audience members present at the Music and Beyond evening held at the Gallery on July 8, 2015 revelled in the magic of over 150 mini-concerts given in over 30 exhibition spaces. The varied musical offerings were played by soloists and ensembles on a range of instruments, including violin, piano, harpsichord and flute, all in harmony with the works on display and the era of their creation. The unique concept for this musical event generated national media attention.
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