Symphony Week and Culture Days

2014-09-23-Symphony-Week

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Symphony Nova Scotia

SYMPHONY WEEK: September 19-25, 2016 • CULTURE DAYS: September 30-October 2, 2016

Symphony Nova Scotia presents a series of free concerts and special events during its ninth annual Symphony Week, followed by the nationwide arts celebration Culture Days. This year’s Symphony Week runs from Monday, September 19 to Sunday, September 25, with Culture Days happening from Friday, September 30 to Sunday, October 2.

The festivities will feature Symphony Nova Scotia musicians giving free, live performances at venues like the Alderney Landing Theatre, the Truro Public Library, and the Halifax Central Library’s O’Regan Hall. Performances will include everything from children’s music to orchestral concerts featuring the entire Symphony.

This will be Symphony Nova Scotia’s seventh year participating in 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 www.culturedays.ca.

SYMPHONY WEEK SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, 11:00 am
CLASSICAL MUNCHKINS AT ALDERNEY GATE PUBLIC LIBRARY
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.

Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, 12:00 pm, Keshen Goodman Public Library
THE LIBRARY PLAYERS GO FOR BAROQUE!
Bring your lunch and join Symphony Nova Scotia musicians Max Kasper, Yi Lee, and Anita Gao-Lee for an informative and fun look at music from the Baroque period. Hear music from composers like Corelli, Bach, Handel, Telemann, and Pachelbel, along with entertaining, informative stories about the composer’s lives.

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, 4:00 pm
SYMPHONY AT THE VIA RAIL TRAIN STATION *
Featuring conductor Bernhard Gueller
Hear Symphony Nova Scotia live at the VIA Rail Train Station in Halifax! The orchestra performs highlights from its upcoming concert season, including excerpts from Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, Copland’s Appalachian Spring, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, and The Nutcracker.

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, 2:00 pm
SYMPHONY AT ALDERNEY LANDING THEATRE *
Featuring conductor Bernhard Gueller
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. 25, 2:00 pm
SYMPHONY AT THE HALIFAX CENTRAL LIBRARY *
Featuring conductor Bernhard Gueller
Come on out and hear Symphony Nova Scotia performing live at the Halifax Central Library’s O’Regan Hall! Hear highlights from the orchestra’s upcoming concert season, including excerpts from Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, Copland’s Appalachian Spring, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, and The Nutcracker. This concert is a great way to experience a live orchestra for the first time, and all ages are welcome. Come early to get a seat!


CULTURE DAYS SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, 11:30 am, IWK Health Centre Atrium
MUSIC FOR THE IWK
Symphony Nova Scotia violinist Yi Lee and his daughter, pianist Lala Lee, perform for IWK patients, families, staff, and members of the public in the IWK Atrium.

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, 12:00 pm
THE GATTO DOLCE DUO AT THE TRURO PUBLIC LIBRARY
Join the Gatto Dolce duo in Truro as they explore the funny side of composers who best exemplified the seven deadly sins: Pride, Greed, Lust, Envy, Gluttony, Sloth, and Wrath. Featuring music from Beethoven, Dragonetti, Sibelius, Rossini, and more. The Gatto Dolce Duo is Colin Matthews, cello and Max Kasper, bass.

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, 2:00 pm
SYMPHONY 101 AT THE HALIFAX CENTRAL LIBRARY
Learn about music, orchestras, composers, and more with “Symphony 101”! This relaxed, accessible class features instruction from music lecturer Adrian Hoffman, a Dalhousie University instructor and former CBC Radio host. We’ll also hear from Symphony Nova Scotia timpanist Michael Baker, who will give a personal perspective on his instrument and his role as a professional musician.

* Please note that the concerts at the VIA Train Station, Alderney Landing, and the Halifax Central Library will all feature the same program.

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All Symphony Week and Culture Days events are free of charge!