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January 2019

The Bridge

January 22 @ 12:00 am - February 10 @ 12:00 am
Neptune Theatre

By SHAUNTAY GRANT Directed by ANTHONY BLACK A 2b theatre company and Neptune Theatre co-production in association with Obsidian Theatre Set in a rural Black Nova Scotian community, The Bridge explores the complexities of a relationship between two brothers strained over 20 years of secrecy, sin and shame. Secrets are revealed one by one from the brothers themselves, as well as a trio of community gossips who provide the musical backdrop for this gospel-infused tale. Show Times: Tuesday to Friday - 7:30pm…

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Superb Sibelius and Great Schubert

January 24 @ 7:30 pm
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

Sibelius’ Violin Concerto is a sweeping, deeply romantic showstopper, and one of the most popular violin works in the world – and Finland’s Elina Vähälä is “a fluent, stylish and gifted musician whose brilliant technique is matched by an abundant spirit, sensitivity and imagination” (Chicago Tribune). Now, experience this fusion of Finland’s finest live with Symphony Nova Scotia, in a moving concert that also features Sibelius’ tender, sorrowful Rakastava and Schubert’s massive, majestic, and final symphony, “The Great.” Featuring Simon Rivard, conductor…

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February 2019

Handel’s Water Music

February 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saint Andrew’s United Church, Robie Street and Coburg Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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$52

Handel’s Water Music is one of the Baroque era’s smash hits – a festive, jolly masterpiece that’s been beloved by audiences ever since its royal riverboat premiere 300 years ago.

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Handel’s Water Music

February 3 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saint Andrew’s United Church, Robie Street and Coburg Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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$52

Handel’s Water Music is one of the Baroque era’s smash hits – a festive, jolly masterpiece that’s been beloved by audiences ever since its royal riverboat premiere 300 years ago.

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French Masterpieces by Fauré and Ravel

February 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
$30

Symphony Nova Scotia presents a rich, radiant concert of colourful French masterpieces.

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Alice the Ballet

February 17 @ 1:00 pm
Spatz Theatre

Alice the Ballet, produced by Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts - School of Dance, combines elements of Lewis Carroll's beloved Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. In this adaptation filled with elaborate costumes, outlandish characters and vivid sets, is a coming of age story, exploring the wondrous space between childhood and the adult world. Set to the score of Edvard Grieg, follow the white rabbit and Alice down the rabbit hole on the enchanting journey through a magical…

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Alice the Ballet

February 17 @ 4:00 pm
Spatz Theatre

Alice the Ballet, produced by Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts - School of Dance, combines elements of Lewis Carroll's beloved Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. In this adaptation filled with elaborate costumes, outlandish characters and vivid sets, is a coming of age story, exploring the wondrous space between childhood and the adult world. Set to the score of Edvard Grieg, follow the white rabbit and Alice down the rabbit hole on the enchanting journey through a magical…

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March 2019

Ashley MacIssac

March 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Symphony Nova Scotia

He’s brash, brilliant, and one of the most celebrated Canadian roots musicians of all time. Cape Breton’s own platinum-selling, multiple-award-winning Ashley MacIsaac returns to Symphony Nova Scotia for a fiery, foot-stomping concert of savage energy, furious fiddling, and rollicking down-home fun. Featuring tried-and-true traditional favourites combined with lively symphonic arrangements, it’s an East Coast celebration of epic proportions! Featuring: Ashley MacIsaac, fiddle Scott Macmillan, guitar Martin MacDonald, conductor On the program: Scott Macmillan: 12 and Change (Guitar Concerto)

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Ashley MacIsaac

March 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Symphony Nova Scotia

He’s brash, brilliant, and one of the most celebrated Canadian roots musicians of all time. Cape Breton’s own platinum-selling, multiple-award-winning Ashley MacIsaac returns to Symphony Nova Scotia for a fiery, foot-stomping concert of savage energy, furious fiddling, and rollicking down-home fun. Featuring tried-and-true traditional favourites combined with lively symphonic arrangements, it’s an East Coast celebration of epic proportions! Featuring: Ashley MacIsaac, fiddle Scott Macmillan, guitar Martin MacDonald, conductor On the program: Scott Macmillan: 12 and Change (Guitar Concerto)

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Ashley MacIsaac returns

March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Symphony Nova Scotia

He’s brash, brilliant, and one of the most celebrated Canadian roots musicians of all time. Cape Breton’s own platinum-selling, multiple-award-winning Ashley MacIsaac returns to Symphony Nova Scotia for a fiery, foot-stomping concert of savage energy, furious fiddling, and rollicking down-home fun. Featuring tried-and-true traditional favourites combined with lively symphonic arrangements, it’s an East Coast celebration of epic proportions! Featuring: Ashley MacIsaac, fiddle Scott Macmillan, guitar Martin MacDonald, conductor On the program: Scott Macmillan: 12 and Change (Guitar Concerto)

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April 2019

New Magic Valley Fun Town

April 4 @ 7:30 pm - April 21 @ 10:00 pm
Neptune Theatre

A play about survivors and those who love them. By Daniel MacIvor A co-production of Prairie Theatre Exchange and Tarragon Theatre Directed by Richard Rose Dougie is preparing for a visit from his boyhood friend Allan, whom he hasn't seen in 25 years. The visit is warm and jovial in the beginning. As the evening wears on, shadows from the past emerge and questions resurface about what things appear to be and what they really are; what we remember and…

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Tchaikovsky and Star Pianist Sara Davis Buechner

April 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

Sara Davis Buechner is a multi-award-winning, internationally beloved pianist of “intelligence, integrity, and all-encompassing technical prowess” (New York Times). Experience her jaw-dropping skill live in Symphony Nova Scotia’s first-ever performance of Dvořák’s deeply challenging, rarely heard Piano Concerto – alongside a special bonus performance of Litolff’s galloping, devilish, near-impossible Scherzo. Plus, hear one of Tchaikovsky’s most inspired masterpieces, “among the best he ever wrote” (Classic FM) – the exhilarating, breathtaking Serenade for Strings. Featuring: Adam Johnson, conductor Sara Davis Buechner,…

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Wolfville: Tchaikovsky and Star Pianist Sara Davis Buechner

April 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Convocation Hall, Wolfville, Acadia University, 15 University Avenue
Wolfville, Nova Scotia B4P 2R6 Canada
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Sara Davis Buechner is a multi-award-winning, internationally beloved pianist of “intelligence, integrity, and all-encompassing technical prowess” (New York Times). Experience her jaw-dropping skill live in Symphony Nova Scotia’s first-ever performance of Dvořák’s deeply challenging, rarely heard Piano Concerto – alongside a special bonus performance of Litolff’s galloping, devilish, near-impossible Scherzo. Plus, hear one of Tchaikovsky’s most inspired masterpieces, “among the best he ever wrote” (Classic FM) – the exhilarating, breathtaking Serenade for Strings. Featuring: Sara Davis Buechner, piano Adam Johnson,…

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St. Matthew Passion by J.S. Bach

April 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cathedral Church of All Saints
$20

Bach’s masterful musical representation of the Passion of Christ for double choir, double orchestra, and a stellar line -up of soloists. Directed by Paul Halley University of King ’s College Chapel Choir with Ensemble Regale chamber orchestra led by David Greenberg, the boy sopranos of Capella Regalis, and soloists: Charles Daniels, Evangelist Nicholas Burns, counter-tenor Benjamin Butterfield, tenor Clayton Kennedy, bass/Jesus Janelle Lucyk, soprano Marie Magistry, soprano Sarah Myatt, mezzo-soprano Nathaniel Watson, bass/Pilate

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Symphony Nova Scotia and Canada’s Ballet Jörgen present Coppélia

April 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

Experience one of the world’s oldest and best-loved ballets live in Halifax with Symphony Nova Scotia and Canada’s Ballet Jörgen! Coppélia tells the funny, fantastical tale of an eccentric toymaker and his greatest creation – a beautiful dancing doll so lifelike that it causes an uproar in its small village. With clever, witty choreography and a bright, lighthearted score by French ballet master Léo Delibes, this merry tale of love, life, and mistaken identity is an enchanting experience that will…

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Symphony Nova Scotia and Canada’s Ballet Jörgen present Coppélia

April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

Experience one of the world’s oldest and best-loved ballets live in Halifax with Symphony Nova Scotia and Canada’s Ballet Jörgen! Coppélia tells the funny, fantastical tale of an eccentric toymaker and his greatest creation – a beautiful dancing doll so lifelike that it causes an uproar in its small village. With clever, witty choreography and a bright, lighthearted score by French ballet master Léo Delibes, this merry tale of love, life, and mistaken identity is an enchanting experience that will…

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Symphony Nova Scotia and Canada’s Ballet Jörgen present Coppélia

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

Experience one of the world’s oldest and best-loved ballets live in Halifax with Symphony Nova Scotia and Canada’s Ballet Jörgen! Coppélia tells the funny, fantastical tale of an eccentric toymaker and his greatest creation – a beautiful dancing doll so lifelike that it causes an uproar in its small village. With clever, witty choreography and a bright, lighthearted score by French ballet master Léo Delibes, this merry tale of love, life, and mistaken identity is an enchanting experience that will…

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James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong: Lark Ascending

April 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

DEDICATED TO PEGGY CORKUM THROUGH THE COOPERATION OF CECILIA CONCERTS, SCOTIA FESTIVAL OF MUSIC, AND SYMPHONY NOVA SCOTIA. James Ehnes is a Canadian legend, one of the world’s great musicians, and “a violinist in a class of his own” (The Times). And Andrew Armstrong is an award-winning, critically acclaimed pianist, praised for his “beautifully expressive and virtuosic pianism” (The Strad). Now, in fond memory of Halifax arts supporter Peggy Corkum, these two musical giants join Symphony Nova Scotia for a…

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Diva Station Trio: Songs Through the Ages

April 25 @ 7:30 pm - April 28 @ 10:00 pm
Neptune Theatre

Prepare to be wowed by three powerhouse performers and their striking three-part harmonies that will take you to angelic heights and soulful depths. This trio will own the stage with stunning performances of favourites from pop to opera to musical theatre. With Maureen Batt, Laura Caswell and Sarah Richardson. Show Times: Thursday - 7:30 pm Friday - 7:30 pm Saturday - 2 pm & 7:30 pm Sunday - 2 pm

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Brewster Fest – Celebrating women in beer

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mayflower Curling Club, 3000 Monaghan Dr.
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 2V9 Canada
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$33.58

What it's all about For the first time ever in Atlantic Canada, Good Robot Brewing Company is hosting a beer festival highlighting beer made by women! Brewster Fest | Celebrating Women in Beer takes place at the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax on April 27th, the beginning of Nova Scotia Craft Beer Week, and will showcase only beers brewed by women in Atlantic Canada. To pull this unique festival off, Good Robot Brewing Company and FemmeBot, an internal brand which…

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NSYO: Dvořák’s Eighth and Dinuk’s Farewell

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
First United Church, Truro, 711 Prince St.
Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 5C1 Canada
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After 13 years of magnificent music, the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra celebrates its beloved Music Director Dinuk Wijeratne with a thrilling farewell concert. Experience Bizet’s vivid, spirited L’Arlésienne Suites, performed alongside Schumann’s enchanting Cello Concerto with award-winning NSYO alumnus Benjamin Marmen. Then, for the grand finale, Dinuk conducts Dvořák’s dramatic, adventurous, and joyful Symphony No. 8 – a fitting personal farewell to the orchestra he praises as “ever-willing to rise to a challenge, and forever alive to possibility.” Featuring Dinuk Wijeratne,…

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NSYO: Dvořák’s Eighth and Dinuk’s Farewell

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
St. Matthew’s United Church, 1479 Barrington St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z2 Canada
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After 13 years of magnificent music, the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra celebrates its beloved Music Director Dinuk Wijeratne with a thrilling farewell concert. Experience Bizet’s vivid, spirited L’Arlésienne Suites, performed alongside Schumann’s enchanting Cello Concerto with award-winning NSYO alumnus Benjamin Marmen. Then, for the grand finale, Dinuk conducts Dvořák’s dramatic, adventurous, and joyful Symphony No. 8 – a fitting personal farewell to the orchestra he praises as “ever-willing to rise to a challenge, and forever alive to possibility.” Featuring Dinuk Wijeratne,…

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May 2019

Group of Seven & Friends hooked rug art exhibit

May 2 @ 5:00 pm - May 5 @ 5:00 pm
The Fairbanks Centre, 54 Locks Road
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2X 2W7 Canada
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Group of Seven & Friends is a 4-day hooked rug art exhibit that takes place May 2 – 5 at the Fairbanks Centre, 54 Locks Road (off the Waverley Road) in Dartmouth. This exhibit of ‘wool paintings’ celebrates the 100th anniversary of Canada’s internationally-renowned Group of Seven painters and a few of their friends. Admission is free. This special exhibit is presented by the Dartmouth Heritage Matters rug hooking group and their friends from the Eastern Shore. All 100+ women in this extended…

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Magnificent Mozart: Great Mass in C minor

May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

It’s a grand, solemn, glorious giant, full of dark, dramatic power and sheer sonic spectacle. For the first time in 15 years, Symphony Nova Scotia joins forces with its 80-voice chorus to perform Mozart’s dazzling, divinely beautiful Great Mass in C minor. Plus, pianist Alexandre Tharaud brings his “articulation and wild exuberance” (New York Times) to one of Mozart’s greatest piano concertos, performed alongside an exquisite, emotional aria with the singular, spectacular voice of Nova Scotia star soprano Jane Archibald.…

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Magnificent Mozart: Great Mass in C minor

May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

It’s a grand, solemn, glorious giant, full of dark, dramatic power and sheer sonic spectacle. For the first time in 15 years, Symphony Nova Scotia joins forces with its 80-voice chorus to perform Mozart’s dazzling, divinely beautiful Great Mass in C minor. Plus, pianist Alexandre Tharaud brings his “articulation and wild exuberance” (New York Times) to one of Mozart’s greatest piano concertos, performed alongside an exquisite, emotional aria with the singular, spectacular voice of Nova Scotia star soprano Jane Archibald.…

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