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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Symphony Nova Scotia announces its 2010/11 season

Halifax, NS – Symphony Nova Scotia is delighted to announce its 2010/11 concert season! This season the orchestra brings you more great music – more classical heavyweights, more Canadian and Maritime content, and more of Nova Scotia’s best artists and bands.

“There’s something for everyone in the new Symphony Nova Scotia season,” says Music Director Bernhard Gueller.

“We are proud to present concerts such as The Music of the Beatles, Mozart’s Requiem, The Nutcracker, Howard Cable’s Holiday Spectacular, and our annual collaboration with the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra. Amongst the wealth of leading guest artists are Basia Bulat, Erin Costelo, Meaghan Smith, Jan Lisiecki, and Jon Kimura Parker.”

Season ticket packages are now available now for 2010/11. Highlights include:

CELEBRITY CLASSICS SERIES: ten inspiring classical music concerts
  • Halifax’s own Denise Djokic opens the season with Saint-Saëns’ beloved Cello Concerto.
  • The orchestra performs some of the greatest works of the symphonic repertoire: Beethoven’s Fifth, Brahms’ Violin Concerto, Schubert’s “Unfinished” symphony, Mozart’s “Jupiter” symphony and more…
  • Young Canadian pianists Jan Lisiecki and Avan Yu join the Symphony to perform two exuberant concertos.
  • The Symphony presents Mozart’s stunning Requiem for the first time in a decade.
  • And then, the Scandinavian Festival, with an augmented orchestra to bring you Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite and his Piano Concerto with Jon Kimura Parker. You’ll also hear Sibelius’ Symphony no. 2, as well as his unparalleled Violin Concerto.

POPS SERIES: eight lively Maritime and popular music concerts
  • The annual tribute concert takes on the greatest hits of the Beatles!
  • Comedian Steve Smith (a.k.a. Red Green) joins the orchestra for a hilarious symphonic take on everything handy. (And yes, there will be duct tape!)
  • The Symphony brings in more of Cape Breton’s best – this time, the Barra MacNeils – for a foot-stomping Celtic music concert.
  • In a throwback to the hugely successful and sold-out 2007 Motown concert, Dutch Robinson joins the orchestra for Symphonic Soul.
  • Local stars like Meaghan Smith, Erin Costelo, and Sons of Maxwell bring the music home in the Maritime series.
  • Howard Cable conducts the orchestra in a massive holiday pops extravaganza.

BAROQUE SERIES: three exquisite concerts in an intimate venue, plus Handel’s Messiah
  • Tafelmusik’s incomparable Jeanne Lamon returns once again, this time to perform the best of English baroque music.
  • Alexander Weimann, one of the world’s best harpsichordists, performs the baroque music of his home country, Germany.
  • Baroque specialist Noel Edison, director of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, comes to Halifax with his authentic, lively interpretation of Handel’s majestic Messiah.

AND MORE…
  • Family concerts include the 20th-anniversary production of the holiday hit The Nutcracker, along with Spooky Chills and Musical Thrills, a very special in-costume Halloween concert – complete with costume contest, face painting, and a musical instrument petting zoo!
  • The Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra joins Symphony Nova Scotia for a performance of one of the world’s favourite symphonic works: Mahler’s Fifth Symphony.

A brochure outlining Symphony Nova Scotia’s 2010/11 season is available by calling the box office at 494.3820 or 1.800.874.1669, or by visiting the Symphony Nova Scotia website at www.symphonynovascotia.ca.

Single tickets for Symphony Nova Scotia’s 2010/11 season go on sale August 3, 2010, and ticket packages are available now.

Ticket package holders receive a host of rewards, including savings of up to 30%, the best available seats in the house, a free open rehearsal pass, free e-programs, and an exclusive subscriber rewards card. And if you're under 30, you can save even more – up to 60% – with the Under-30 U-Pick package.

To purchase a season ticket package, call 494.3820 or 1.800.874.1669 today!

About Symphony Nova Scotia
Symphony Nova Scotia is Nova Scotia’s orchestra. Each year more than 50,000 audience members (including 16,000 young music lovers) join us in communities across Nova Scotia for performances of the music they love – from baroque and classical to pop and rock and folk. Under the inspirational leadership of Music Director Bernhard Gueller, Symphony Nova Scotia is recognized as one of the finest orchestras in the country. Visit www.SymphonyNovaScotia.ca to learn more, listen online, or subscribe today!

Symphony Nova Scotia is grateful to the Canada Council for the Arts, Nova Scotia Tourism, Culture, and Heritage, and the Halifax Regional Municipality for their continued support.

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