Home School Student Matinees

School Matinees are performances from Symphony Nova Scotia’s regular lineup, presented just for an audience of students. They’re a great chance for homeschooled children and their parents to experience Symphony Nova Scotia onstage at an accessible time and at a reduced price.

Cost: $15.00 per person (HST included), plus service fees.


The Nutcracker – Student Matinee

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Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 10:30 am
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax

Featuring:
Halifax Dance
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
And lead dancers from Canada’s Ballet Jörgen
Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor

On the program:
Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker

Symphony Nova Scotia’s The Nutcracker is Halifax’s favourite holiday tradition! When a young girl’s toy comes to life, she’s whisked away to an enchanted world where she meets magical creatures, colourful new friends, and the ferocious Mouse Queen. Complete with larger-than-life puppets, spirited dancing, and Tchaikovsky’s hauntingly beautiful music, this tale of magic and wonder is a delightful holiday adventure for all ages.

This special 10:30 am performance is a chance for students to see a magical ballet with many young dancers live onstage.

This performance lasts the full two hours, with a 20-minute intermission.

Please note: this performance has sold out! Tickets are still available for the Nutcracker’s regular performances, and start at $15. Learn more here


Coppélia with Canada’s Ballet Jörgen – Student Matinee

Friday, April 12, 2019 at 10:30 am
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax

Featuring: 
Canada’s Ballet Jörgen
Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor

On the program:
Léo Delibes: Coppélia

Experience one of the world’s oldest and best-loved ballets live in Halifax with Symphony Nova Scotia and Canada’s Ballet Jörgen! Coppélia tells the funny, fantastical tale of an eccentric toymaker and his greatest creation – a beautiful dancing doll so lifelike that it causes an uproar in its small village. With clever, witty choreography and a bright, lighthearted score by French ballet master Léo Delibes, this merry tale of love, life, and mistaken identity is an enchanting experience that will delight young and old alike.

This special 10:30 am performance is a chance for students to see a fully professional ballet come to life onstage.

This performance lasts the full two hours, with a 20-minute intermission.


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
DArcyGray@symphonyns.ca