Casual Fridays Series

with the NAC Orchestra

3-concert series starting at $63

Socialize with us in the NAC lobby, have a drink, listen to live jazz, and then bring your drink into the concert. Popular hosts connect with the musicians to help you get a deeper understanding of the music and experience the orchestra in a directly personal way. Then stay after the concert to mingle with the artists in the lobby as the party continues!

The Casual Fridays experience is changing — for the better!

Starting at 5 p.m. on concert nights, you’ll still enjoy great company, terrific live jazz and incredible food including a delectable vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free dishes. The difference is the pre-concert tapas will be a la carte and, while no longer part of your ticket price, the handpicked wines will be even better than last year! 

Tapas tickets can be purchased at the event in the main lobby, or in advance online, at the NAC Box Office or by phone. Tickets are good for one tapas item, and can be used at any of the three 2015/16 season Casual Fridays concerts. 

  1. A Little Night Music

    Casual Fridays with the NAC Orchestra

    November 20, 2015, 7:00pm | NAC Southam Hall

    • Ana Sokolović Golden slumbers kiss your eyes…
    • Mozart Symphony No. 39

    Composer Ana Sokolović creates a lullaby for voices and orchestra, paired with a lively, vibrant Mozart favourite.

  2. Spirit Prevails

    Casual Fridays with the NAC Orchestra

    January 15, 2016, 7:00pm | NAC Southam Hall

    • John Estacio I Lost My Talk, d’après le poème de Rita Joe
    • Korngold Violin Concerto
    • John Williams Theme from Schindler’s List

    Who do we become when we are displaced? That’s one of the questions posed in this Friday reprise of “music on a theme of exile.”

  3. Blazing Baton

    Casual Fridays with the NAC Orchestra

    May 13, 2016, 7:00pm | NAC Southam Hall

    • Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5, Turkish
    • Dvořák Symphony No. 8

    Virtuoso Nicola Benedetti joins one of the world’s greatest rising conductors, Venezuela’s Rafael Payare, for a hot concert that promises a sizzling connection with the audience.