An update from our CEO: in-person public events have been cancelled or postponed through March 27

Dear friends,

Following on last week’s increased COVID-19 restrictions in our province, Symphony Nova Scotia has cancelled or postponed all in-person public events through to March 27, 2021.

The affected events include collaborations with our longtime friends at Women for Music (March 4), The Carleton (March 13 and March 27), the Lord Nelson Hotel (March 13), the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (March 20), and Government House (March 23).

If you have tickets for any affected events, our partners will contact you directly to make alternate arrangements. We do expect to reschedule many of these events when restrictions allow, so please stay tuned for updates.

While we’re again deeply disappointed to miss these opportunities to connect in person, we remain grateful for our provincial leadership’s firm commitment to keeping our community safe. We also remain humbled and honoured by your ongoing support – your kindness, encouragement, and generous gifts have made a real and lasting difference in our ability to weather this crisis. Thank you! And to learn more about how you can help your orchestra during this time, please click here.

Finally, we continue to share the joy of music together online! Join us for our upcoming free concerts with the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra (this Saturday, March 6 at 7 pm AT), soprano Jane Archibald (March 11), and Alan Syliboy and the Thundermakers (March 18). Our orchestra will also continue to safely rehearse and record during this time, preparing for when we’re able to share live music together again.

On behalf of all our Symphony family, we wish you health, joy, and wellness during these coming weeks, and encourage you to keep safely experiencing music in whatever way best resonates with you. We’re hopeful that live music will return with the sun this spring.


Chris Wilkinson
CEO, Symphony Nova Scotia