City of Halifax designates September 22-27 as Symphony Week

The City of Halifax has officially designated September 22-27 as Symphony Week, in celebration of Symphony Nova Scotia and its lineup of free performances across the city.

Symphony Week features Symphony Nova Scotia musicians giving free, live performances at venues throughout Halifax, including the Alderney Landing Theatre, the Woodlawn Public Library, and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Performances include everything from children’s music to orchestral concerts featuring the entire Symphony.

Symphony Week is also a part of Culture Days, an interactive, free-of-charge festival celebrating arts and culture from coast to coast to coast. For the full Culture Days schedule, visit

“We’re very grateful to the City of Halifax for recognizing the importance of great orchestral music within our community,” says Symphony Nova Scotia CEO Chris Wilkinson.

“Symphony Week is an opportunity for our community to come together at no cost and share in the joy and excitement of live symphonic music.”

Musical-Munchkins-776x400Symphony Week’s events include:

Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, 12:00 noon
Featuring conductor Martin MacDonald and mezzo-soprano Lindsay Connolly
Bring your lunch and enjoy live symphonic music at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport! Symphony Nova Scotia performs highlights from its upcoming concert season for travellers, residents, and staff in the airport’s Main Lobby.

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, 10:30 & 11:15 am
Introduce your preschooler to music in a fun and comfortable environment! Two Symphony musicians show off their instruments, while children dance, conduct, and express the sounds through motion.

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, 2:00 pm
Featuring conductor Martin MacDonald and mezzo-soprano Lindsay Connolly
After once again presenting its newest concert series at Alderney Landing Theatre last season, Symphony Nova Scotia returns to Dartmouth to perform highlights from the upcoming concert season.

Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, 3:00 pm
Featuring conductor Martin MacDonald and mezzo-soprano Lindsay Connolly
Symphony Nova Scotia returns to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic for one of its most popular Symphony Week and Culture Days events. Hear highlights from the orchestra’s upcoming concert season, including excerpts from Holst’s The Planets, John Williams’ Superman, and The Nutcracker. Come early to get a seat!

* Please note that the concerts at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, Alderney Landing, and the Maritime Museum will all feature the same program.

Symphony Nova Scotia’s Symphony Week also includes free performances for residents at Shannex at the Gardens and the Berkeley on Green Street, as well as a performance at the 20th anniversary Port of Wines Winemakers’ Dinner, a gourmet multi-course feast featuring award-winning wine and music.

All public events during Symphony Week and Culture Days are free to attend. For more information about Symphony Week, call 902.421.1300 or visit

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 to learn more, listen online, or get tickets today!


For more information, please contact:

Heidi MacPhee
Director of Communications and Marketing, Symphony Nova Scotia
902.421.1300 x. 226
[email protected]