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23 Sep, 2009

A musical giveaway from the NAC

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Giveaways and product reviews

The NAC is hosting a blogger night on Wednesday, September 30. I’ve been invited to attend AND I’ve been given two tickets to give away as well.

The concert will be a bit different from a regular NAC Orchestra concert. The show is called Beyond the Score and features a beautiful Mozart piece (piano concerto No. 27) with a pianist and soprano soloist.

The first half of the show breaks down the piece to explain more about what’s going on in the music and what was going on in Mozart’s life and times. The CBC’s Bill Richardson will be narrating and actor Pierre Brault will be playing the part of Mozart. The second half of the concert will be the music played straight through. Here is more info on the show.


Other  perks include a pre-show intro from NAC Orchestra’s Artistic Planning Manager Daphne Burt, who will give a little run-down on what we can expect in the show as well as a post-show backstage meet & greet with Pierre Brault who has agreed to stay in costume for photo ops.

Interested in coming along? Leave a note in the comments below. I’ll do a random draw on Sunday September 27 at 12:00 noon EST.

Things to know:

  • The winner will pick up his/her two tickets at the NAC box office before the performance
  • The performance is at 8:00 p.m on Wednesday September 30th, 2009. Please don’t enter if you don’t think you’ll be able to make it!
  • Please leave a valid email. This is how I’m going to tell you if you’ve won! And if your email bounces back I’m just going to draw another name out of the (virtual) hat.
  • I use Random.org to pick the winner.

Good luck!

17 Responses to "A musical giveaway from the NAC"

1 | spydergrrl

September 23rd, 2009 at 7:48 am


I love the idea of music appreciation night. And for bloggers! Not to mention, would be nice to finally meet you face-to-face :)

2 | Erica

September 23rd, 2009 at 7:56 am


I’d love to go! My husband and I have been working so hard at getting in shape (we ran the Army Run together last weekend, side by side) that we haven’t made time to dress up and have a real date night.

Thanks for the giveaway!

3 | Rosemary Vaughan

September 23rd, 2009 at 8:02 am


How fabulous!

I would pass along to my 80 year old parents who would love this very much…music is king…err…queen in their life and times :o) Rosemary

4 | Mom on the Go

September 23rd, 2009 at 8:11 am


This sounds like the TD Canada Trust Family Adventures series they run, only for adults. I love the family series but it would be even better if I didn’t have to remind my “guest” that talking wasn’t allowed and kicking the back of someone else’s seat was frowned upon.

5 | Cath

September 23rd, 2009 at 8:17 am


Wow – great idea! I love what they’re doing these days.

6 | Hellcat13

September 23rd, 2009 at 9:54 am


September 30th is my last free Wednesday before hockey starts up again for 7 months, so might as well try to book it up!

Thanks for offering such a great contest :)

7 | Totoro

September 23rd, 2009 at 1:53 pm


Sounds great. My dear spouse and I need an all-dressed-up date. Rock on Amadeus!

8 | BeachMama

September 23rd, 2009 at 2:18 pm


Oooh I would love to attend. Might inspire me to break out my cello again and get playing.

9 | Aurelie L.

September 23rd, 2009 at 2:53 pm


That sounds like fun. Would love a shot at those tickets!

10 | lacoop

September 23rd, 2009 at 4:59 pm


Count us in! Now how do I hack the Random.org site to fix the outcome of the draw?

11 | Jennifer

September 23rd, 2009 at 8:43 pm


Count me in! Great idea

12 | archie

September 23rd, 2009 at 8:54 pm


Sounds like a wonderful night out.

13 | Amy @ Muddy Boots

September 23rd, 2009 at 9:19 pm


So we’d get to get dressed up? Like with makeup and high heels and everything? AND NO KIDS??? Sign. Me. Up.

14 | Randa

September 24th, 2009 at 9:29 am


That sounds simply wonderful. Please count me in for the draw!

15 | Heidi

September 24th, 2009 at 11:00 am


Oh, thanks for the opportunity to win those tickets. A grown-up night out on town, I’m there :)

16 | And the winner of NAC tickets is … « coffee with julie

September 27th, 2009 at 11:05 am


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17 | The winner … >> a peek inside the fishbowl

September 28th, 2009 at 8:59 am


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