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March 2018

AUS Basketball Championships

March 2 - March 4
Scotiabank Centre

From March 2 to 4, the AUS Basketball Championships sees Atlantic Canada's top men's and women's university teams battle for the regional titles at the Scotiabank Centre.

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Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

March 3 - March 4
St. Andrew’s United Church

The Four Seasons is Vivaldi’s most famous creation, and one of the most popular works from the entire Baroque era. Join Symphony Nova Scotia and local violinist extraordinaire David Greenberg for a delightful journey through this beloved masterpiece, with its glorious Spring, tempestuous Summer, meandering Autumn, and stormy, sparkling Winter. Plus, hear one of Handel’s rarely heard but remarkably virtuosic Organ Concertos, full of dark, exuberant, and dramatic power. Performance dates: March 3, 2018 at 7:30pm March 4, 2018 at…

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Our Lady Peace & Matthew Good

March 5
Scotiabank Centre

Matthew Good and Our Lady Peace share the stage at Scotiabank Centre for an evening of high-octane rock.

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U Sports Men’s Basketball Final 8

March 8 - March 11
Scotiabank Centre

From March 8 to 11, the U Sports Men's Basketball Final 8 comes to town, with top teams coast-to-coast competing for the national title at the Scotiabank Centre.

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Beethoven’s Eighth and Copland’s Clarinet

March 8 @ 7:30 pm
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

Symphony Nova Scotia’s own virtuoso clarinetist Dominic Desautels is a local celebrity, with his brilliant, enthusiastic playing and extraordinary technical prowess. Now, hear Dominic in his element with Symphony Nova Scotia’s first-ever performance of Copland’s Clarinet Concerto – a rhythmic, jazz-inspired gem originally written for legendary swing musician Benny Goodman. Plus, Symphony Nova Scotia performs a brand-new work from Canadian composer Kelly-Marie Murphy, alongside Beethoven’s witty and playful Eighth Symphony.

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The Ladom Ensemble

March 10
Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts

The Ladom Ensemble features Michael Bridge, Adam Campbell, Pouya Hamidi, and Beth Silver. Critics call them "elegant and contemplative" and "rocking and fiery." This young group of musicians from across Canada offers a unique and lively musical fusion experience. See their evening concert at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts on Chebucto Road.

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Half-Cracked: The Legend of Sugar Mary

March 13 - April 1
Neptune Theatre

What do you have when you pair a questing folklorist in search of discovery and two spinster sisters with a knack for weaving fact and fantasy into an impossible blend of truth, fiction and gossip? A unique, quirky and hilarious comedy written by Nova Scotia playwright Mary-Colin Chisholm. (Playing on our Scotiabank Stage). Showtimes: Tuesday to Friday at 7:30pm Saturday at 4:00pm & 8:30pm Sunday at 2:00pm & 7:30pm

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Evans & Doherty with Heather Rankin

March 16 - March 17
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

Evans & Doherty are two of Nova Scotia’s favourite entertainers, with their polished harmonies, merry storytelling, and timeless, toe-tapping Irish tunes. And Heather Rankin is an East Coast musical icon, famed for her soaring voice, heartfelt songwriting, and lengthy international career as part of the multi-award-winning Cape Breton supergroup The Rankins. Now, these two musical forces team up with Symphony Nova Scotia for a lush, lilting, and lively concert of down-home, East Coast, and Irish favourites – just in time…

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The Sheepdogs

March 16 - March 17
The Marquee

The acclaimed roots-rock throwbacks put on a lively show every time they visit Halifax, and few venues suit them better than the cozy confines of the Marquee on Gottingen Street. Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs open the show.

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Halifax Mooseheads

March 17 @ 4:00 pm
Scotiabank Centre

The city's major-junior hockey team takes to the ice and Scotiabank Centre for their final home game of the regular season, hosting Acadie-Bathurst at 4 p.m.

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Circus at the Symphony

March 18
Pier 21

Juggling, aerials, unicycles, acrobatics – and a full symphony orchestra! Join Symphony Nova Scotia and Halifax Circus for a breathtaking mash-up of local circus performers and merry, magical music. Featuring music from Superman, Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals, and many more, this is a high-flying show you won’t want to miss. Register early and prepare to be enthralled! We encourage activity and participation at these family concerts! Bring the whole family and have fun enjoying and learning about music together. Registration…

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The Brogue Saxophone Quartet

March 23
Woodlawn United Church

The Brogue Saxophone Quartet goes well beyond the boundaries of a traditional saxophone ensemble, constantly adding to their repertoire. See the lively and engaging foursome at Woodlawn United Church in Dartmouth.

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J.S. Bach & Sons

March 25 @ 2:00 pm
St. Andrew’s United Church

Between his own massive career and his many musical children, Johann Sebastian Bach was the father of classical music’s greatest dynasty. Hear Symphony Nova Scotia perform works from three of Bach’s gifted sons, Johann Christian, Carl Philipp Emanuel, and Wilhelm Friedemann, alongside his own lively, lighthearted Suite No. 4. Plus, in a special treat, Symphony Nova Scotia’s own virtuoso oboist Suzanne Lemieux performs C.P.E. Bach’s gracious, melodious Oboe Concerto.

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Bruce Guthro

March 29
Casino Nova Scotia

Bruce Guthro's Songwriters' Circle returns to the Schooner Showroom, exploring the art of song writing.

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April 2018

Clay Walker

April 4
Casino Nova Scotia

From deep in the heart of Texas to the Schooner Showroom at Casino Nova Scotia, Clay Walker is an enduring country favourite.

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The Diary of Anne Frank

April 5 - April 21
Theatre Arts Guild

Theatre Arts Guild performs a new adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank. Bill vanGorder directs the poignant story of a Jewish family’s struggle to survive in Nazi-occupied Europe. See it at the Pond Playhouse in Jollimore (just off Purcell’s Cove Road).

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Video Games Live

April 6 - April 8
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

The #1 touring game concert in the world returns to Halifax with an all-new program! Symphony Nova Scotia proudly presents Video Games Live, an immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. This “captivating, proudly bombastic show” (New York Times) combines full orchestra and choir, synchronized video and lighting, state-of-the-art special effects, live action, and unique interactive segments to create an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience. Performance dates: April 6, 2018 at 7:30pm April 7, 2018…

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Spring Ideal Home Show

April 6 - April 8
Halifax Exhibition Centre

Thinking of sprucing up your space? Thinking of building, redecorating, or renovating your home? Find ideas and inspiration from dozens of vendors at the Spring Ideal Home Show at Halifax Exhibition Centre on Prospect Road.

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Jeanne Amièle and Simon Larivière

April 8
Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts

The Cecilia Concert Series presents Jeanne Amièle and Simon Larivière at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts on Chebucto Road. The pianists explore the music of Czarist Russia: Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and more.

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Stars

April 13
The Marquee

Want to feel old? Stars formed 18 years ago. But the good news is that the indie-pop sensations are fresher than ever. When they take the stage at the Marquee Ballroom on Gottingen Street, you’ll hear lots from their new album There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light.

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Roxy & the Underground Soul Sound

April 13 @ 10:00 pm
The Carleton

Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound are back at The Carleton for the first time in 2018 on Friday, April 13th for an ass-shaking night of funk and soul music. This time around they’ll be joined by pals, Know Issue. Know Issue is a multi-member hip-hop band that turns the genre on its head, fusing the styles of funk, pop and hip-hop from smooth mid-range tempos to energetic anthems. Show time is 10pm and admission is $10 at the door.

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Anastasia

April 14 - April 15
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

Grand balls. Forbidden love. A fateful revolution. Experience the dramatic, gripping tale of the legendary Anastasia with Symphony Nova Scotia and Canada’s Ballet Jörgen. The mystery of Russia’s 17-year-old Grand Duchess has fascinated the world for 100 years, and this passionate retelling brings the myth to life with dazzling choreography, accurate period sets and costumes, and a romantic, evocative score. Performance dates: April 14, 2018 at 7:30pm April 15, 2018 at 2:00pm  

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Johnny Reid

April 16
Scotiabank Centre

The Canadian country star brings his Revival Live Tour to the Scotiabank Centre on Duke Street.

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Echoes of Time: Sagas, Tales, and Myths

April 20 - April 21
Neptune Theatre

Janice Isabel Jackson, soprano, has been performing to captivated audiences around the world for over 30 years. Having performed with contemporary music ensembles and in concert halls in cities such as Beijing, Paris, Berlin, New York and more, she returns home to Nova Scotia. Encompassing four decades of music, most of which was written for her, Echoes of Time brings the world to Neptune with mythological tales from Japan, Greece, Mexico & Denmark. (Playing on our Scotiabank Stage). Showtimes: Friday…

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Rhapsody in Blue and West Side Story

April 20 - April 21
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

Symphony Nova Scotia celebrates some of North America’s greatest music in this bright, brassy tribute to two musical giants: George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein. Experience the grand, theatrical bombast of Gershwin’s An American in Paris, alongside a virtuoso performance from Halifax’s own Peter Allen in the much-loved, jazz-inspired, million-selling hit Rhapsody in Blue. Then, hear Bernstein’s crackling Candide Overture, alongside the dramatic, emotional Symphonic Dances from the famed West Side Story musical. Don’t miss this exhilarating concert of massive symphonic…

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