Experience a Winter Wonderland as the National Capital Concert Band paints a musical canvas of Christmas and holiday tunes, in the National Gallery of Canada’s magnificent Great Hall, in front of the 12-metre high Christmas tree, under the direction of Mr. Rocco Romeo.
Make it a day in the Gallery, as you take part in the popular Artissimo family activities, find great Christmas gifts at the Boutique, tour the Monet: A Bridge to Modernity exhibition, discover art in Beauty’s Awakening: Drawings by the Pre-Raphaelites and Their Contemporaries from the Lanigan Collection, and explore the remarkable national collection. Take a break and enjoy delicious desserts and specialty coffees at Café L’entrée, located in the beautifully decorated Great Hall, while admiring the panoramic view of Parliament Hill.
Concert admission is included with regular Gallery admission
Under the Direction of Rocco Romeo, NCCB Conductor
Rocco P. Romeo
Mr. Rocco Romeo was born in Paris, France and moved to Ottawa, Canada in 1959. He received the Bachelor of Music degree from Carleton University with a concentration in composition and performance on the trumpet. He attended Queen’s University, Faculty of Education and has taught music with the Ottawa Carleton District School Board for the past 30 years.
Mr. Romeo began his teaching career at Glebe Collegiate where he taught for 10 years in association with Stanley H. Clark and assisted in producing scores for a number of Glebe’s home grown musical productions. He currently teaches at Nepean High School where he instructs the Concert Bands and Jazz Ensembles. Mr. Romeo has provided cultural enrichment to his many students over the years and has performed in many venues throughout North America and Europe. He is also an active professional musician on the Ottawa music scene and performed for 25 years with the well known rock band “Bruce and the Burgers” as bass guitar, musical arranger and vocalist.
Mr. Romeo has been honoured with the Arts Recognition Award by the Ottawa Carleton District School Board for his outstanding contribution and coordinated efforts in producing several Broadway Musicals at Nepean High School.
Rocco Romeo's 2011 interview with Michael Bhardwaj on CBC Radio's "In Town and Out" provides some interesting insight on the band's history and ongoing activity.
Remembering Stanley Clark
Stanley H. Clark
Mus. Bac., M.Mus, ARCT, Conductor - Royal Regiment of Canada (Capt. ret.)
Teacher - North Toronto, Parkdale and Glebe Collegiates,
Conductor - National Capital Concert Band
Stanley H. Clark - teacher, composer, maestro, father, friend -gave all who knew him a glorious musical adventure. Stan’s legacy lives on in the lives of children, grandchildren, countless students and fellow musicians who were inspired under his baton.
This was a musical life well lived and widely shared.
You can contribute to Stan's legacy through your support of music and arts in our schools. We suggest musicounts.ca or youngawards.ca or an investment of your time.
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