Alderney Encore: Bernhard Gueller and Beethoven’s “Eroica”

Concert Information

Performance dates
Sun. March 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Bernhard Gueller, conductor
Brett Polegato, baritone
Symphony Nova Scotia
On the program

Richard Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Mahler: Kindertotenlieder
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”

Symphony Nova Scotia’s Music Director Laureate Bernhard Gueller returns to Halifax for a compelling, deeply moving concert of three major symphonic masterworks. First is Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll, an intimate, astonishingly beautiful love letter from a father to his family. Then, hear Mahler’s moving Kindertotenlieder, sung by baritone Brett Polegato with his “burnished, well-focused voice” (New York Times). Finally, Maestro Gueller leads Symphony Nova Scotia in Beethoven’s mighty “Eroica” Symphony – a stunning, jaw-dropping triumph that singlehandedly changed the course of music history.

This concert will also be performed at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in Halifax.

About the Music

Q&A: What’s the deal with Richard Wagner?

While Richard Wagner was a brilliant musician, he’s also “the most problematic figure of all the big-ticket composers” (CBC). Learn more at, or join us for this performance’s pre-concert chat at 6:45 pm.

Ticket info

Tickets for our Alderney Landing concerts are available through the Alderney Landing Box Office or TicketPro. Call 1.888.311.9090 or visit the link below.

Please note: tickets for this concert are NOT available through the Dalhousie Arts Centre Box Office, and cannot be exchanged for other Symphony Nova Scotia tickets.