NAC Southam Hall
Unwind at the end of your week with our wildly popular casual Fridays!
5PM Pre-concert Culinary Overture reception* in Southam Hall Lobby
7PM Concert with the NAC Orchestra
8:30PM Post-concert reception in Main Lobby
*The pre-concert reception is OPEN TO ALL, whether or not you’re attending the concert.
Kick-off the weekend with cocktails, tapas and performances by the NAC Orchestra, plus some of Ottawa’s hottest jazz artists. Casual Fridays invites you to dress casually, whet your appetite with the pre-concert Culinary Overture, and enjoy a relaxed musical experience with the NAC Orchestra. All tapas are prepared by the NAC culinary team drawing inspiration from individual Casual Fridays concerts for an original and authentic flair.
Tapas tickets will be available for purchase in advance with a subscription at a price of 3 for $20. You will also be able to purchase tapas tickets onsite the night of the concert at a price of $8 per tapa. Tickets are valid for any Casual Friday performance during the 2016/17 season.
Legendary Spanish guitarist Pepe Romero will perform the Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquin Rodrigo with Alexander Shelley and the NAC Orchestra.
Experience the musical maturity of beloved soloist Jan Lisiecki in his first Chopin performance with the NAC Orchestra, and the brilliance of Mozart in the hands of Alexander Shelley.