Casual Fridays Series

with the NAC Orchestra

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Unwind in Canada's living room

Unwind at the end of your week with drinks, tapas and live music. And that’s all before the concert even begins! Once in the hall, sit back, relax, and soak up these one-of-a-kind musical experiences with the NAC Orchestra. With tapas created by top-notch chefs, music featuring some of Ottawa and Gatineau’s finest, and a 90 minute world-class orchestral concert, whether you attend with friends, family or with a date, you can count on a truly unique fun night out.

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  1. Glenn Gould’s String Quartet

    Casual Fridays with the NAC Orchestra

    NAC Southam Hall

    • Sibelius Violin Concerto
    • GOULD (orch. Di Castri) String Quartet*

    KAREN GOMYO shines in Sibelius’s exhilarating Violin Concerto, symphonic in scope and exceptionally demanding. Glenn Gould’s only string quartet becomes Glenn Gould’s only orchestral work, in an exciting new setting, commissioned by the NAC from sensational composer Zosha Di Castri.

    *World premiere; NAC Orchestra commission

  2. Classical Marsalis

    Casual Fridays with the NAC Orchestra

    NAC Southam Hall

    • GLAZUNOV Saxophone Concerto
    • Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1, “Winter Dreams”

    IN THE HANDS of master saxophonist Branford Marsalis, Glazunov’s vivid melodies come to life. Conductor Andrey Boreyko, in his first appearance with the NAC Orchestra, brings a signature Russian approach to Tchaikovsky’s folk-influenced symphony.

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    • Conductor

      Andrey Boreyko

    • Saxaphone

      Branford Marsalis

    • NAC Orchestra

  3. Mozart à la Haydn

    Casual Fridays with the NAC Orchestra

    NAC Southam Hall

    • SCHNITTKE Moz-Art à la Haydn
    • Haydn Cello Concerto in C major
    • Mozart Symphony No. 39

    DUTCH CELLIST Harriet Krijgh brings her signature intensity and lightness of touch to Haydn’s elegant cello concerto. Mozart gets a fresh treatment from our brilliant principal guest conductor.

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Tapas tickets can be purchased in advance at a price of 3 for $20, or the night of the concert at a price of $8 per tapa. Tickets are valid for any Casual Fridays performance during the 2017/18 season.

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