Casual Fridays Series

with the NAC Orchestra

3-concert series starting at $69

NAC Southam Hall

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 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.

SAVE up to 20% when you purchase this package.

  1. Stravinsky’s Italian Ballet

    Casual Fridays with the NAC Orchestra

    NAC Southam Hall

    • Mozart Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola
    • Stravinsky Pulcinella (complete), with English and French surtitles

    The heart of this delightful concert is Stravinsky’s Italian-influenced music for the ballet Pulcinella — revealing the composer at his most charming. 

  2. Shelley and MILOŠ

    Casual Fridays with the NAC Orchestra

    NAC Southam Hall

    • 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. 

  3. Lisiecki Plays Chopin

    Casual Fridays with the NAC Orchestra

    NAC Southam Hall

    • Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1
    • Mozart Symphony No. 40

    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.