Handel’s Water Music

Sat. May 6, 2023 at 7:30 pm

Sun. May 7, 2023 at 2:00 pm

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Jonathan Cohen, conductor
Elinor Frey, viola da gamba
Christine Feierabend, piccolo
Symphony Nova Scotia
On the program

J.D. Zelenka: Sinfonia in A Minor Z. 189
G.P. Telemann: Suite in D Major for viola da gamba and orchestra
Antonio Vivaldi: Piccolo Concerto in C Major
G.F. Handel: Water Music, Suite No. 1

Handel’s Water Music is one of the Baroque era’s smash hits – a festive, jolly masterpiece that’s been beloved by audiences ever since its royal riverboat premiere 300 years ago. Now, hear its bright, open-air sound and toe-tapping tunes – including its signature, sailor-inspired Alla Hornpipe – live with Symphony Nova Scotia and acclaimed baroque specialist Jonathan Cohen, Music Director of Quebec’s Les Violons du Roy. Also, our orchestra welcomes JUNO Award-winning cellist/gambist Elinor Frey to explore the Baroque viola da gamba, an upright string instrument that enjoyed great popularity during the Baroque period.

Ticket info

Single tickets are on sale now! You can also save up to 30%, 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.


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