The 2021 NMC Gala: NIISITO! Celebrating 5 Years

Join the National Music Centre for its virtual fundraising gala, the 2021 NMC Gala: NIISITO!, sponsored by Mawer Investment Management, ATB, and EY Canada.

Hosted by award-winning actor and comedian Andrew Phung, the evening features performances by Canadian Music Hall of Famer Tom Cochrane, nine-time Grammy-nominated powwow, round dance, drum and singing group Northern Cree, soul-pop singer-songwriter KARÍMAH, celebrated classical brass soloist Jens Lindemann and the Alberta All-Star Jazz Orchestra performing the Gershwin classic Rhapsody In Blue, and 16-year-old classical piano prodigy Kevin Chen, who is the youngest ever winner of the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition. Chantal Kreviazuk, Raine Maida, Louis-Jean Cormier, Dee Daniels, Mayor Jyoti Gondek, Dr. Stephanie Plamondon, David McLeod, Evan the Educator, and more will also make appearances.

Celebrate the five-year anniversary of #StudioBell, home of the National Music Centre, and donate to the future of NMC at

Special thanks to the crew at Bamboo Shoots, our presenting sponsor Mawer, performance sponsor ATB, and supporting sponsor EY, and to NMC supporters in Calgary, Canada, and beyond.