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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Symphony Nova Scotia partners with local artists for "Musical Chairs: Art You Can Sit On!"

Halifax, NS – Symphony Nova Scotia is proud to partner with local artists to present its third annual “Symphonic Art” fundraiser on Saturday, March 27 at 7 pm at McInnes Cooper’s law offices (13th floor of Purdy’s Wharf Tower II, Halifax).

In past years, this unique event has transformed old musical instruments into works of art. This year, it’s taken a new twist with “Musical Chairs: Art You Can Sit On!” Old chairs have been donated, recycled, and transformed by local artists into striking, innovative, and fully functional works of art.

Participating artists this year include Bradford Naugler, Mark Brennan, Anna Horsenell Wade, Claude Ferland, Barry Colpitts, Lori L. Fancey, Jenny Bedal, Lori Nason, Tina Parelius, and more. Combined, these generous artists have contributed more than 50 chairs to be auctioned. Some of the chairs have been on display in the storefront windows of Mills on Spring Garden Road, and photos of the full collection to date are available online at www.facebook.com/symphonynovascotia.

As well as a silent and live auction, the March 27 event will include entertainment by Rhapsody Quintet and urban chameleon, plus a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception. Tickets are $25 each, HST included, and are available at 421.1300, ext. 234 or fundraising@symphonyns.ca.

Watch an artist create his chair online! Mark Brennan paints a beautiful winter scene on a chair rescued from the garbage at www.youtube.com/hillcrestart.

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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