The Fusion Sessions
Symphony Nova Scotia’s The Fusion Sessions features popular local artists Jah’Mila, J.P. Cormier, Ben Caplan, Alan Syliboy and the Thundermakers, Heather Rankin, and more in these free, intimate online sessions. Now, you can catch up on all our Fusion Sessions here!
Supported by BMO Private Wealth, FACTOR Canada, the province of Nova Scotia, TD Bank Group, and O’Regan’s.
The Fusion Sessions: Ben Caplan
Enjoy highlights from Ben Caplan's most recent orchestral collaboration with Symphony Nova Scotia!
The Fusion Sessions: Jah’Mila
Jah’Mila teams up with Symphony Nova Scotia for an authentic and powerful performance of reggae roots.
The Fusions Sessions: Keonté Beals
For the first time ever, hear Keonté Beals’ soulful, beautiful music live with the lush sounds of a full symphony orchestra!
The Fusion Sessions: Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac
Experience some of Cape Breton’s finest Celtic music with Mary Jane Lamond, Wendy MacIsaac, and Symphony Nova Scotia!
The Fusion Sessions: Flying on Your Own: A Tribute to Rita MacNeil
Symphony Nova Scotia once again honours Cape Breton’s Queen of Song, Rita MacNeil!
The Fusion Sessions: Ben Caplan and Silvio Pupo
Ben Caplan teams up with local classical/jazz pianist Silvio Pupo and Symphony Nova Scotia to belt out the beautiful boleros of Cuba.
The Fusion Sessions: Sirène et Matelot
Hear Lennie Gallant and Patricia Richard's down-home sound together with musicians from Symphony Nova Scotia.
The Fusion Sessions: Soul Story with Reeny and Mahalia Smith
Symphony Nova Scotia welcomes Reeny and Mahalia Smith for a riveting virtual concert of spectacular homegrown soul.
The Fusion Sessions: Dinuk Wijeratne
Dinuk Wijeratne returns to Halifax to conduct and perform the East Coast premiere of his Gajaga Vannama with Symphony Nova Scotia.
The Fusion Sessions: Alan Syliboy and the Thundermakers
Alan Syliboy and the Thundermakers share their immersive, groundbreaking art with Symphony Nova Scotia.
The Fusion Sessions: Jane Archibald Sings Mozart
Soprano Jane Archibald returns to Symphony Nova Scotia for an encore performance of exquisite, expressive music.
The Fusion Sessions: Reggae Roots with Jah’Mila
With deep roots in Jamaica and a home base in Halifax, Jah’Mila is an authentic, powerful voice of reggae in Nova Scotia.
The Fusion Sessions: Christmas with Heather Rankin
Heather Rankin returns to Symphony Nova Scotia for a cozy “Christmas Special” of heartfelt holiday favourites.
The Fusion Sessions: J.P. Cormier
J.P. Cormier joins forces with a quintet of highly skilled Symphony Nova Scotia musicians for a dazzling concert of some of his greatest hits.
The Fusion Sessions: Mo Kenney
Relive this intimate online concert of rich new arrangements featuring Mo Kenney and Symphony Nova Scotia.
“It’s been such a pleasure to help curate this series of Fusion Sessions with the whole team – every guest is a local treasure, and has been a beloved collaborator of Symphony Nova Scotia for years. And while I can’t get over the border to put my arms to use, I’ve been present through live audio stream, hearing the way rehearsals have progressed and offering suggestions when I can.
“We’ve thought very carefully about the ensembles we’ve brought together for each session, and it’s been a joy to hear the instrument cases clicking open, friendly banter filling the space before the musicians tune, and that magical moment of inhalation just before the first note speaks. My thanks to our guests for joining us – it is such an honour to play alongside you – and to our own musicians who’ve stepped into the role of chamber musicians, ensemble directors, and soloists this season. I also want to thank Jeremy and the team at Leaf Music, who have managed to take an exercise in distance and technology, and draw out musical portraits of genuine intimacy and emotion.”
Holly also recently penned a special note to all of our friends and supporters. Read it here.