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Friday, May 8, 2009

Symphony Nova Scotia wraps up its 25th anniversary season with Beer & Beethoven!

Reminder: Symphony Nova Scotia wraps up its 25th anniversary season with Beer & Beethoven!

Halifax, NS – Symphony Nova Scotia and the Stadacona Band combine on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9 at 8:00 pm at Canadian Forces Base Halifax’s Drill Hall to present the 17th annual Beer & Beethoven. Saturday night’s performance is sold out, but limited tickets are still available for Friday.

This IBM-sponsored fundraiser brings you an energetic mix of popular music classics and Maritime favourites, accompanied by plenty of drinks, food, and prizes. The two bands will be conducted by Stadacona Band conductor Ray Murray and Symphony Nova Scotia Resident Conductor Martin MacDonald – plus, music legend Howard Cable will make a special appearance conducting the combined forces of more than 70 musicians. The Stad Band will also be joined by special guest vocalist Liz Rigney, and the evening will be hosted by CBC’s Heidi Petracek.

"I'm looking forward to coming and conducting the full forces of Symphony Nova Scotia and the Stad Band,” says Cable. “It's going to sound great, and it'll be a lot of fun, too!"

Beer & Beethoven isn’t just a performance – it’s a lively social event where mingling and chatting is part of the fun. While the orchestra plays, audience members relax around tables with friends and socialize at the bar. They can also try their hand at winning one of three raffle prize packages – including a large silk painting, created live onsite during the performance by silk painter Holly Carr.

Seats are disappearing quickly, so reserve yours now! Tickets are only $26.50 (HST included) – call 494.3820 or 1.800.874.1669, or visit Or, to reserve a table of 8 for only $200, call 421.1300, ext. 229.

Please note: since this event is licensed, patrons must be 19 or older.

Where is the Drill Hall? The Drill Hall is on the base at CFB Halifax, which is located between Barrington Street, Gottingen Street, and North Street in Halifax. Guests can either enter CFB Halifax at the Fleet Club Entrance on Barrington Street, or the Main Stadacona entrance on Gottingen Street. Volunteers and signs will direct guests to the Drill Hall once they arrive.

About the Stadacona Band

The Stadacona Band of Maritime Forces Atlantic is one of six regular force military bands serving the Canadian Forces. The band has always called Halifax its home and in 2009 will celebrate its 69th anniversary of representing the Navy, the Canadian Forces and the citizens of Canada at home and around the world. The Stadacona Band's 35 musicians can be found performing on a parade square, in a concert hall or at the dockyard welcoming naval vessels.

About Symphony Nova Scotia
Expect the Unexpected with Symphony Nova Scotia – from Baroque to Berlioz to bluegrass! Each year the 37-member ensemble performs for more than 40,000 audience members (including 14,000 young music lovers) in communities across Nova Scotia. Under the inspirational leadership of Bernhard Gueller, Symphony Nova Scotia is recognized as one of the finest orchestras in the country. Join the orchestra in celebrating its 25th anniversary this season!

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