Beethoven’s Eighth and Copland’s Clarinet

Concert Information

Performance dates
On the program

New Work by Maria Anna Mozart Prize Winner
Aaron Copland: Clarinet Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8

Sponsored by

Symphony Nova Scotia’s own virtuoso clarinetist Dominic Desautels is a local celebrity, with his brilliant, enthusiastic playing and extraordinary technical prowess. Now, hear Dominic in his element with Symphony Nova Scotia’s first-ever performance of Copland’s Clarinet Concerto – a rhythmic, jazz-inspired gem originally written for legendary swing musician Benny Goodman. Plus, Symphony Nova Scotia performs a brand-new work from a Canadian woman composer, alongside Beethoven’s witty and playful Eighth Symphony.


The Maria Anna Mozart Award
Thanks to the generosity of local music supporter Dr. Jane Gordon, Symphony Nova Scotia has launched this new $10,000 award to support the work of Canadian women composers. Our March 8 concert, held on International Women’s Day, will feature the world premiere of our inaugural prize winner’s new work.

Pre-concert chat

Join us for a FREE pre-concert chat at 6:45 pm in the Sculpture Court (just outside the Rebecca Cohn auditorium).

Post-Concert Q&A

Join us for a FREE post-concert Q&A immediately after the concert in the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium.

Ticket info

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