Kayleigh Sheehan is an arts administrator and volunteer based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. A familiar face at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, FIN Atlantic International Film Festival, Live Art Dance, Scotia Festival of Music, and beyond, her experience and enthusiasm span disciplines.
Q&A with Kayleigh
How long have you worked with Symphony Nova Scotia?
2022/23 will be my fifth season with the Symphony. It feels far greater, though, as I write this, 30 months after the first lockdown. I’m so proud of what we’ve accomplished, and to be on this incredible, dedicated team that will continue to innovate, educate, and create in this province.
I have the unique privilege and pleasure to experience everything we do through the eyes of our patrons. I’d love to hear about your experience! Please, come introduce yourself at a concert! I’d love to meet you!
What’s the best Symphony Nova Scotia concert you’ve seen?
These days, I’m grateful for the memories of all the Symphony concerts I’ve seen—from our 2012 Fusion with Gypsophilia to our 2019 Mozart Festival. I’m so looking forward to making new memories this season! We’re bringing back our free Family Series, Last Night of the Proms!, and other favourites for the first time since 2020. There is so much to discover—and re-discover!—this season. We can’t wait to share it with you!
Which concert are you looking forward to most next season?
It’s always hard for me to choose one! If I had a U-Pick 4, I’d choose one concert from each of our mainstage series: Beethoven’s Famous Fifth (Oct. 2022), Ashley MacIsaac with Special Guest Morgan Toney (Feb. 2023), The Piano Men: A Tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John (Apr. 2023), and Handel’s Water Music (May 2023). And I’d add-on tickets for Rose Cousins (Mar. 2023).
What’s your favourite food?
Whatever is in-season.
What’s your favourite book?
It tends to be whatever I’m reading. Lately, that’s a lot of mysteries and non-fiction.
What are you listening to right now?
I listen to CBC Radio 2 when I’m at my desk.