Bernhard Gueller and Beethoven’s “Eroica”

Concert Information

Performance dates
Thu. March 26, 2020 at 7:30 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 be repeated at Alderney Landing Theatre in Dartmouth. For details and ticket info, please click here.

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.


Pre-concert chat

Enjoy FREE pre-concert chats before our Masterworks concerts. Join us 45 minutes before concert start time in the Sculpture Court, just outside the auditorium.

Ticket info

Single tickets are on sale now, and start at $35 (HST included) for most concerts! You can also save up to 35%, reserve the best seats in the house, and enjoy a great set of benefits with a ticket package. Click here to learn more about ticket packages, or call the Dalhousie Arts Centre Box Office at 902.494.3820 to book your tickets today.