NSYO: Dance Party!

Sat. October 15, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Sat. October 15, 2022 at 8:00 pm

Holly Mathieson, conductor
Maritime Bhangra Group
The Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra
On the program

Edvard Grieg: In the Hall of the Mountain King (Peer Gynt)
Johann Strauss Sr.: Radetzky March
Aaron Copland: Hoedown
Jacques Offenbach: Infernal Gallop (Can-Can)
Malkit Singh: Mama Bada Great
Jatinder Shah: Janjhan (from Lahoriye)

Come kick up your heels with the first-ever Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra dance party! This exciting, energetic concert mixes bombastic orchestral bangers – like the Can-Can and In the Hall of the Mountain King – with international hits like Guru Randhawa’s Lahore, a Punjabi sensation with over a billion online views. Plus, we welcome a variety of community dance artists, including Halifax’s own social media sensation, the Maritime Bhangra Group!


My husband Jon and I do a lot of concerts like this in Scotland – joyful, communal, and very fun! There are no rules, onstage or in the audience, other than caring very deeply about the experience everyone is having. Bring your laughter, dancing feet, or clapping hands, and someone who likes kicking their heels up and having a good time. This is a musical experience that will fill your batteries and leave you feeling good about humanity! If you have any young people in your life, or people who’ve never heard a live orchestra before, this would be a great first concert for them.

Ticket info

Tickets for all NSYO concerts (except for Symphony Side-by-Side) are only available on our website, and they will go on sale after September 6, 2022.