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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Symphony Nova Scotia celebrates Music Monday with Harbour View Elementary and schools across the country

Halifax, NS – Music Monday is next Monday, May 5, and Symphony Nova Scotia is celebrating with Dartmouth’s Harbour View Elementary, astronaut Chris Hadfield, and Canadians coast to coast! Music Monday is a nationwide celebration of music and music education, and in honour of its 10th anniversary year, schools across the country will perform the same song on the same day at the same time.

The performances will be linked live by a nationwide webcast, featuring Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield, and led by Maestro Bramwell Tovey of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Here in Nova Scotia, Symphony Nova Scotia presents the Fifth Wind Quintet, a Halifax-based woodwind quintet featuring members of the orchestra, in a free school performance at Dartmouth’s Harbour View Elementary School from 1-2 pm. The quintet will be joined by Xara Choral Theatre, and together they’ll join schools across the country to perform “I.S.S.” (“Is Somebody Singing”).

The goal of Music Monday is to celebrate the galvanizing power of music in Canada and demonstrate how that power is rooted in school music programs. It seeks to provide a tangible demonstration of how music programs shape young lives, and the fun young people have in making music. For more information about Music Monday, or to watch the live webcast, visit www.musicmonday.ca.  Symphony Nova Scotia believes that music education is a vital educational foundation for our young people, and that we have a responsibility to support music educators in their important work. Music Monday is just a part of Symphony Nova Scotia’s comprehensive music education initiatives, along with school concerts, open rehearsals, school matinees, the Adopt-a-Musician program, the Musical Munchkins program, the Pop Goes the Easel! program, and the Library Series. These programs allow the orchestra to share the love of musical learning with over 15,000 young audience members each year. To learn more about Symphony Nova Scotia’s education and outreach programs, visit www.symphonynovascotia.ca.

About Symphony Nova Scotia
Symphony Nova Scotia is Nova Scotia’s orchestra. Each year more than 50,000 audience members (including 15,000 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 one of the most broadcast orchestras in the country, with over 20 commercial releases and multiple East Coast Music Awards. Visit www.symphonynovascotia.ca to learn more, listen online, or get tickets today!

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