Summer Symphony: Celebrate Shearwater’s 100th with Symphony Nova Scotia

Concert Information

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Symphony Nova Scotia
Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor

Join Symphony Nova Scotia’s full orchestra for a lively, stirring, multimedia concert honouring the 100th anniversary of 12 Wing Shearwater. Since its founding in August 1918, Halifax’s maritime aviation community has played a crucial role in our city, in our country and our world. Come celebrate its legacy with a grand selection of glorious symphonic music from the martial tradition, including William Boyce’s Heart of Oak March, the official Royal Air Force March Past, The Dam Busters March, and excerpts from Edward Elgar’s beloved Land of Hope and Glory and Enigma Variations. Plus, experience Shearwater’s new 100th anniversary video with live accompaniment, and hear Symphony Nova Scotia’s first-ever performance of a powerful work by decorated World War II fighter pilot Robert Bruce. This concert is open to all ages; come early to get a seat!

This concert is made possible through the generous support of the City of Halifax. Shearwater 100th Anniversary celebrations are proudly supported by the Title Sponsor, Bluedrop Training & Simulation. Learn more at

This concert is part of our Summer Symphony. Click here for more details!