I was lucky enough to be a guest at the NAC Casual Fridays sneak peek event a few weeks ago and I have been looking forward to opening night ever since! I know the food, wine, ambiance and hospitality will be fantastic and now I am excited for the performance! What images do you conjure up when someone mentions going to see the orchestra? How do you picture that event? Who do you see there?
Well, picture this, groups of friends gathered around small plates, laughing, smiling and enjoying tapas style snacks (perhaps Instagraming a plate or two) while live jazz is performed in the background. Groups mix and mingle, sipping wine and shaking hands, making new friends and memories, trading Twitter handles and checking in to make all of their on-line friends jealous. After all of the hellos and tales of the day have been shared and new names have been learned, everyone slips into their seats and is swept away by waves of music and sound. You close your eyes and can feel the energy course through you, as if each crescendo is a pulse of electricity and each diminuendo pulls away from you like the moon pulls the tide, lingering only long enough to make you want more. The escape is just long enough to lose yourself, slipping off the stresses of the day, the weight of the week and then brings you back to your friends and a Friday night that has just opened up with a new world of possibilities as you step out with a reawakened spirit. You soak in the experience and share your favourite moments over a drink and plan the rest of your weekend – where you escape to next, is up to you.
That is the NAC Casual Fridays approach to the orchestra and jazz and Fridays. Great food, wonderful company, amazing music and a fantastic night. Check out #NACOFridays to see what people are saying about it, add it to your calendar and change your Friday night in Ottawa routine up a bit.
Sound like fun? Here is a chance to win your way in, we are giving away a pair of passes to the November 1st Casual Friday event
To enter you have to get social – each of the below actions enters you to win the passes:
– Leave a comment on this post (Maybe tell us why you’d like to go, who you’d bring or a favourite NAC memory)
– Tweet mentioning @ReSoMe and the #NACOFridays hashtag
– Comment, like or share the post from our Facebook page
We will make a random selection from all entries (we assign a number to each entry then use random.org to pick a winner for us) on Wednesday October 30th at 12/noon.