Home School Dress Rehearsals

Symphony Nova Scotia’s School Dress Rehearsals are a chance for children in grades four and up to experience the symphony onstage in the concert hall at a very reduced price.

An emcee or the guest artist will guide your students’ experience and provide information about the rehearsal process. Please note that all of these events are working rehearsals, and are not intended to replace a live concert experience.

This is an opportunity to watch and listen to the symphony in action as the musicians get ready for a concert. Your students will attend a dress rehearsal so the music will be as polished as it is for public audiences but the players won’t be formally dressed.  

All School Dress Rehearsals take place at the Dalhousie Arts Centre, 6101 University Avenue, Halifax. Start time is always 10:00 am on the morning of the day of the regular concert.

Tickets are $7 per student. For every 10 student tickets purchased, one chaperone ticket will be free.

Please note: school matinee and student rehearsal tickets are NOT available for purchase through the Dalhousie Arts Centre Box Office.


2016/17 SCHOOL DRESS REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

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Mo Kenney • October 21, 10:00 am-12:30 pm
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax

Featuring:
Mo Kenney, guitar and vocals
Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor

 

With her warm voice, rich songwriting, and growing stockpile of local and national awards, Mo Kenney is one of Nova Scotia’s hottest rising stars. She’s a “self-confident and talented songwriter” (Rolling Stone, Germany), and her “smart songwriting” (the Guardian), “excellent guitar work” (the Revue), and “instinctual melodic power pop” (Irish Times) have earned her rave reviews worldwide. Don’t miss this local phenomenon in a stunning orchestral mash-up with Symphony Nova Scotia.

Cost: $7 per student. For every 10 student tickets purchased, one chaperone ticket will be free.

 

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Jonathan Crow and Appalachian Spring • November 24, 10:00 am-12:30 pm

Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax

Featuring:
Alain Trudel, conductor
Jonathan Crow, violin

 

On the program:

  • José Evangelista: Symphonie minute
  • Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings
  • Erich Korngold: Violin Concerto
  • Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring

Symphony Nova Scotia performs some of the biggest symphonic hits in North American history. Experience the rich, radiant beauty of Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring alongside Samuel Barber’s heart-wrenchingAdagio for Strings, a piece that “rarely leaves a dry eye” and has become a pop-culture hit. Plus, the Toronto Symphony’s virtuoso concertmaster Jonathan Crow joins us for Erich Korngold’s lush Violin Concerto – a sweeping, romantic work that showcases this Oscar-winning composer’s best themes for film.

Cost: $7 per student. For every 10 student tickets purchased, one chaperone ticket will be free.

 

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Stewart Goodyear Plays Grieg • February 9, 10:00 am-12:30 pm

Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax

Featuring:
Marcelo Lehninger, conductor
Stewart Goodyear, piano

 

On the program:

  • Jordan Pal: On the Double: Concert Overture
  • Grieg: Piano Concerto
  • Mendelssohn: Symphony no. 3 “Scottish”

Canadian pianist Stewart Goodyear is “one of the best pianists of his generation” (Philadelphia Inquirer), and his stylish, kinetic playing has earned him rave reviews, a high-octane career, and top billing with some of the world’s best orchestras. Now, Stewart makes his Symphony Nova Scotia debut performing one of Edvard Grieg’s greatest creations – the grand, triumphant, and wildly passionate Piano Concerto.

Cost: $7 per student. For every 10 student tickets purchased, one chaperone ticket will be free.


Please note: home school program tickets are NOT available for purchase at the box office. 

PayPal orders must be placed a minimum of one week prior to the event to ensure tickets.

Tickets can also be purchased at the Symphony Nova Scotia office or by mail. Cheque and cash payments processed by mail or at the Symphony Nova Scotia office must be received one month prior to the performance date. Extensions cannot be granted. Tickets are non-refundable.

Cheques should be made out to Symphony Nova Scotia and mailed to:

Symphony Nova Scotia
attn: D’Arcy Gray

5657 Spring Garden Road, Suite 301
Halifax NS  B3J 3R4


Talk to us!

Do you have questions or comments about our education programs? We’d love to hear from you.

Please contact: D’Arcy Gray
Education and Community Outreach Coordinator, Symphony Nova Scotia
902.403.7197
outreach@symphonyns.ca