Don’t miss Beer & Beethoven on Friday May 6 & Saturday May 7!

Two-night fundraiser to feature Newfoundland’s Irish Descendants and sampling from Nova Scotia Craft Brewers

Halifax, NS – Symphony Nova Scotia launches Nova Scotia Craft Beer Week with the 25th annual Beer & Beethoven!

Join us on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7 at 7 pm at the Halifax Forum’s Multi-Purpose Centre for an evening of drinks, activities, and spectacular live music with special guests The Irish Descendants.

Hosted by CTV Morning Live’s Cyril Lunney, each night kicks off with some of classical music’s “greatest hits”, including highlights from Beethoven’s Fifth and Bizet’s Carmen, and iconic film scores including Star Wars, Harry Potter, and The Lord of the Rings.

Then, Newfoundland’s Irish Descendants join the orchestra onstage for a foot-stomping set of roots and traditional music, including favourites like Cape St. Mary’s, Rocky Road to Dublin, The Rattlin’ Bog, and many more.

Both nights will be conducted by Symphony Nova Scotia’s Associate Conductor Martin MacDonald.

As the first event in the second annual Nova Scotia Craft Beer Week, Beer and Beethoven will feature a selection of local craft beer for sale, with free sampling from 7 to 8 pm. Highlighted breweries include:

Alongside the craft beer, refreshments available on-site will include delicious artisan pizza from Bramoso Pizza, fresh popcorn from Miller’s Kettle Corn, and a full cash bar.

Plus, concertgoers can enjoy live painting by Nova Scotian artists, a raffle with prizes including trips from VIA Rail and Air Canada, Snap’d Halifax’s interactive Photo Booth, a chance to learn about Nova Scotian Crystal, and the opportunity to try out an instrument at Long & McQuade’s popular Musical Instrument Fun Zone! Ample free parking is also available.

All proceeds from ticket sales, raffle, and other on-site activities will go directly to support Symphony Nova Scotia. Bring some extra cash and support your orchestra!

Seating is already limited, so get your tickets now. Both single tickets and tables of 10 are available:

  • Individual Tickets: $40 (HST included) through the Halifax Forum Box Office at 1.877.384.9669, or online here. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and is a mix of theatre-style row seating and open beer hall-style tables. This event is restricted to a 19+ audience.
  • Beethoven Table: $1,000 (HST included) includes priority seating, three complimentary pizzas from Bramoso, the option to pre-order your drinks, and the opportunity to have your company logo displayed on your table.

Order your Beethoven Table today by contacting Jordan Fisher:

  • Phone: 902.421.1300
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Mail or in person: Suite 301, 5657 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, NS, B3J 3R4

The second annual Nova Scotia Craft Beer Week runs from May 6-15, and includes festive and informative events all across Nova Scotia. To learn more, please click here.

Beer and Beethoven is generously sponsored by The Berkeley, BMO Wealth Management, the Craft Brewers Association of Nova Scotia, KPMG, and Domus Realty.

Symphony Nova Scotia would also like to thank Air Canada, VIA Rail, Long & McQuade, Snap’d Halifax, Nova Scotian Crystal, Halifax Magazine, Pattison Outdoor, Fogo Creative, and Sound Systems Plus for helping to make this event possible.

Check out this great video from last year’s Beer & Beethoven!

About Symphony Nova Scotia
Symphony Nova Scotia is Nova Scotia’s orchestra. Each year more than 50,000 audience members (including 15,000 young music lovers) join us in communities across Nova Scotia for performances of the music they love – from baroque and classical to pop and rock and folk. Under the inspirational leadership of Music Director Bernhard Gueller, Symphony Nova Scotia is one of the most broadcast orchestras in the country, with over 20 commercial releases and multiple East Coast Music Awards. Visit to learn more, listen online, or get tickets today!


For more information, please contact:
Heidi MacPhee
Director of Communications and Marketing, Symphony Nova Scotia
[email protected]