Fifty Canadian performers and conductors who have played exceptional roles in shaping the Canadian music scene and raising the profile of Canadian music will be honoured during a free concert at the National Arts Centre Monday.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Music Centre, a concert, entitled Celebrating Canadian Composers, features the National Arts Centre Orchestra under the direction of maestro Jean-Philippe Tremblay and ensembles and soloists performing works by Canadian composers.

The program includes Old Photographs by Christos Hatzis, performed by the Gryphon Trio; North Country Suite by Harry Somers, performed by the full NAC Orchestra; Bringing the Tiger Down from the Mountain II by Alexina Louie, performed by NACO principal cellist Amanda Forsyth; The Labyrinth by Abigail Richardson, performed by the string orchestra; and Primus Tempus by Denis Gougeon, performed by the full orchestra.