Shelley and MILOŠ

Casual Fridays with the NAC Orchestra

NAC Southam Hall

NAC Southam Hall


Lars Borges, Mercury Classics

World Premiere

NAC Commission

  • Walton Suite from the film Henry V
  • Howard Shore Guitar Concerto*
  • Walton Symphony No. 1 (excerpts)

Alexander Shelley and guitar sensation MILOŠ hand-picked Oscar-winning Canadian composer Howard Shore for this NAC commission. Experience music by brilliant composers who embrace both the concert hall and the silver screen. 

*World premiere; commissioned by the NAC Orchestra.

Music. Food. Wine. Friends. 
A Perfect Way to Enjoy it All.

Unwind at the end of your week with our wildly popular casual Fridays!

5PM    Pre-concert reception in Southam Hall Lobby, OPEN TO ALL whether or not you attend the concert. Enjoy cocktails and tapas, available for purchase, and live jazz. All tapas are prepared by the NAC culinary team drawing inspiration from individual Casual Fridays concerts for an original and authentic flair. You can 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.

7PM    90-minute NAC Orchestra concert without intermission. Each invited, guest concert host connects with musicians to provide a deeper understanding of the music and lets you experience the orchestra in a directly personal way.    

8:30PM    Post-concert reception in the Main Lobby. Mix and mingle with fellow music lovers and NAC Orchestra musicians.

Tonight's menu features:
DF = Dairy Free // GF = Gluten Free // V = Vegetarian
1. Smoked mackerel - confit tomato - pickled cucumber - feta cheese - GF
2. Beef goulash - soft polenta - roasted garlic Balkan yogurt - GF
3. Herbed panisse “chickpea fries” - capsicum relish - V, GF, DF
4. Roasted lamb shoulder - preserved lemon and black olive tapenade dry red wine jus - GF, DF
5. Chickpea & potato Cornish pasty - smoked tomato catsup - V
6. Lump crab cake - roasted eggplant puree – paprika aioli

The Bravo Series version of this performance will take place on February 23, 2017 and will begin at 8 pm.