Symphony Week and Culture Days

Musical Munchkins

Concert Information

Performance dates

September 26 – October 1, 2017

Symphony Nova Scotia presents a series of free concerts and special events during our tenth annual Symphony Week, in partnership with the nationwide celebration Culture Days.

The festivities will feature Symphony Nova Scotia musicians giving free, live performances in public spaces throughout the region. Performances will include everything from children’s music to orchestral concerts featuring the entire Symphony.

This will be Symphony Nova Scotia’s eighth year participating in Culture Days, an interactive, free-of-charge festival celebrating arts and culture from coast to coast to coast. For more information about Culture Days, visit www.culturedays.ca.

 

SYMPHONY WEEK SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, 4:00 pm • 1161 Hollis Street, Halifax
SYMPHONY AT THE VIA RAIL TRAIN STATION *
Featuring conductor Gary Ewer
Hear Symphony Nova Scotia live at the VIA Rail Train Station in Halifax! In this delightful, accessible concert for all ages, Symphony Nova Scotia and conductor Gary Ewer explore how stories can come alive through music. Hear excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, Grieg’s Peer Gynt, Strauss’ Thunder and Lightning Polka, and much more!

Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, 10:30 am • JD Shatford Memorial Library, 10353 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Hubbards
CLASSICAL MUNCHKINS IN HUBBARDS
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.

Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, 10:30 am • Captain William Spry Memorial Library, 16 Sussex Street, Spryfield
CLASSICAL MUNCHKINS IN SPRYFIELD
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. 30, 2017, 12:00 pm • Colchester-East Hants Public Library, 754 Prince Street, Truro
THE LIBRARY PLAYERS GO FOR BAROQUE!
Join Max Kasper, Yi Lee, and Anita Gao Lee for an informative and fun look at some of your favourite Baroque composers. We will perform trio sonatas by Corelli, Bach, Handel, Telemann, and others. To aid your enjoyment of the music, Max will also tell you entertaining stories about the composer’s lives. (We might even talk a bit about what the heck a “trio sonata” is!) Beautiful music and funny, informative stories. What could be better?

Sunday, October 1, 2017, 1:30 and 3:00 pm • 5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax
SYMPHONY AT THE HALIFAX CENTRAL LIBRARY  *
Featuring conductor Gary Ewer
Come on out and hear Symphony Nova Scotia performing live at the Halifax Central Library’s O’Regan Hall! In this relaxed, family-friendly concert, Symphony Nova Scotia and conductor Gary Ewer explore how stories can come alive through music. Hear excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, Grieg’s Peer Gynt, Strauss’ Thunder and Lightning Polka, and much more! 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!

* Please note: both full-orchestra concerts will feature the same musical program.

Ticket info

Symphony Week events are free and open to the public!