Experience the work of exemplary artists who show us the myriad ways cultures communicate through the performing arts. Linked thematically with HERE, the Museum’s first exhibition devoted to contemporary Canadian art, our Conversation Nation series of events offers a chance to see and hear innovative, inspiring, and socially relevant performances by renowned Canadian artists.

Montreal-based ensemble Constantinople, led by Kiya Tabassian, welcome Silk Road Ensemble clarinettist Kinan Azmeh in this inspiring new collaboration.


Showcase Performance
Incantations with Moe Clark

Saturday, September 16, 8 pm

Showcase Performance
Fleur Persane by Perséides featuring Amir Amiri and Jean Félix Mailloux

Saturday, November 4, 8 pm

Showcase Performance
Origins by The Canadian Arabic Orchestra

Thursday, November 9, 7 pm

Showcase Performance
Haram with Gordon Grdina

Saturday, November 18, 8 pm

Showcase Performance
All Rivers at Once by The Israeli-Iranian Musical Initiative

Saturday, November 25, 8 pm

Showcase Performance
Nazar by Turkwaz

Saturday, December 2, 8 pm

In partnership with

ConstantinopleCanada Council for the ArtsConseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

Under the Syrian Musical Sky by Constantinople with Kinan Azmeh

$40, $36 Friends
Includes same-day Museum admission