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January 2019

Family series: New Scotland

January 12 @ 3:00 pm
Alderney Landing Theatre
Free

An afternoon of dance, fiddle, and fun awaits as Symphony Nova Scotia explores the Gaelic heritage of our great province. Experience jolly jigs and reels, lilting laments, and live step-dancing in this fun, feisty kitchen party! We welcome children on the autism spectrum and their parents. Our family shows are designed to be participatory, relaxed, and informal. We encourage children to be active and involved in our orchestral performances. Vocalizations, movements, and taking breaks are part of the fun! Registration…

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Family series: New Scotland

January 13 @ 1:30 pm
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Rd
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P7 Canada
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Free

An afternoon of dance, fiddle, and fun awaits as Symphony Nova Scotia explores the Gaelic heritage of our great province. Experience jolly jigs and reels, lilting laments, and live step-dancing in this fun, feisty kitchen party! We welcome children on the autism spectrum and their parents. Our family shows are designed to be participatory, relaxed, and informal. We encourage children to be active and involved in our orchestral performances. Vocalizations, movements, and taking breaks are part of the fun! Registration…

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Family series: New Scotland

January 13 @ 3:00 pm
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Rd
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P7 Canada
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Free

An afternoon of dance, fiddle, and fun awaits as Symphony Nova Scotia explores the Gaelic heritage of our great province. Experience jolly jigs and reels, lilting laments, and live step-dancing in this fun, feisty kitchen party! We welcome children on the autism spectrum and their parents. Our family shows are designed to be participatory, relaxed, and informal. We encourage children to be active and involved in our orchestral performances. Vocalizations, movements, and taking breaks are part of the fun! Registration…

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The Berkeley Seniors’ Series: New Scotland

January 15 @ 12:00 am
Free

An afternoon of dance, fiddle, and fun awaits as Symphony Nova Scotia explores the Gaelic heritage of our great province. Experience jolly jigs and reels, lilting laments, and live step-dancing in this fun, feisty kitchen party! Free concert especially for seniors, though all are welcome to attend. Featuring Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor Shannon Quinn, fiddle The Rising Tide Irish Dancers Symphony Nova Scotia January 15, 2019 at 1:30 pm Paul O'Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library January 15, 2019 at 3:00 pm…

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Building Equality in Architecture

January 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
2 Crows Brewing, 1932 Brunswick Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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The official launch of the Nova Scotia chapter of Building Equality in Architecture Atlantic is January 17

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The Music of the Eagles

January 18 @ 7:30 pm - January 20 @ 12:00 am
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

Hotel California. Life in the Fast Lane. Desperado. Take It Easy. Heartache Tonight. The Eagles are one of the world’s most iconic bands, with six Grammy awards, multiple chart-topping singles, and over 150 million albums sold. Now, hear full symphonic renditions of the Eagles’ all-time greatest hits in this show-stopping, spine-tingling salute to one of the most beloved classic rock groups of all time. Tickets: $30–$82 January 18, 2019 at 7:30 pm Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax January 19, 2019 at 7:30 pm Rebecca Cohn…

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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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The Colour Purple

April 9 @ 7:30 pm - June 2 @ 10:00 pm
Neptune Theatre

An unforgettable story of hope and the healing power of love. An inspiring family saga telling the story of a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, this musical features a joyous score containing jazz, ragtime, gospel, rhythm and blues. Follow the journey of Celie, a downtrodden young woman, whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms…

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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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