I’m glad to provide communications support for the incredible team at Symphony Nova Scotia during the 2021/22 season. Having been a member of the marketing department from 2012 to 2018, it’s a privilege to do this kind of work once again – writing, editing, designing, organizing, and content/project management – for a group of people I truly admire. Growing up in Cape Breton, I have always had a deep appreciation for music, and I have so much respect for the tremendous talent and skill possessed by our musicians. We are so lucky to have one of the most exciting and innovative orchestras in the country right here in Nova Scotia.
Q&A with Janice
Do you play an instrument?
I guess you could technically say that I know *how* to play the piano after ten years of lessons, but it’s really just enough to give me a fuller appreciation for the incredible talent and dedication of our musicians.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
It might sound strange but tidying and organizing are my favourite pastimes. My “normal” hobbies include watching TV, playing video games, listening to music, practicing yoga, reading, writing, and tending to my growing number of houseplants.
What was your favourite Symphony Nova Scotia concert?
I’ve sincerely never been to a Symphony concert that I didn’t enjoy – but my all-time favourites include The Nutcracker (I mean, what’s not to love), our Video Games Live and Sci-Fi concerts (in true nerd fashion), Howard Cable’s big band concerts (his stories were the best), and the Symphony’s first collaboration with Sarah Slean (I can still feel the tingles).