Open Rehearsals

Symphony Nova Scotia’s Dress Rehearsals are an opportunity for audiences of all ages to experience the symphony in a low-risk, low-cost, rehearsal setting.

Dress rehearsals start at 10 am on the day of the regular concert, and take place in the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium at the Dalhousie Arts Centre (6101 University Avenue, Halifax).

Cost: $22 per ticket.

Tickets: Tickets can be purchased through the Dalhousie Arts Centre Box Office at 902 494.3820 or online here. Tickets will go on sale on August 1, 2017.


RIA MAE • October 20, 2017 • 10:00 am-12:30 pm
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax

Ria Mae, vocals
Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor


Halifax’s own Ria Mae is one of Nova Scotia’s hottest breakout artists, with an international record deal, an ECMA win, and a platinum-certified, millions-viewed, Juno-nominated single, Clothes Off. She’s been touted by Spotify as a 2016 Spotlight Artist, by CBC Music as a “Next Big Thing”, and by media outlets as “a captivating performer” (Ottawa Citizen) and a “tremendous East Coast talent” (CBC). Don’t miss this rising phenomenon’s catchy songs, warm voice, and brand-new orchestral arrangements in her debut concert with Symphony Nova Scotia.


SYMPHONIC SOUL • November 17, 2017 • 10:00 am-12:30 pm
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax

Cyndi Cain, Owen Lee, and Dutch Robinson, vocals
Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor


Symphony Nova Scotia joins forces with three powerhouse local performers to salute the smooth, rich songs of soul. Hear stirring, funky favourites from R&B icons like Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, and The Supremes, fronted by the mighty voices of Halifax’s own Cyndi Cain, Owen “O’Sound” Lee, and R&B Hall of Famer Dutch Robinson. With unforgettable hit songs like Get Ready, Let’s Get It On, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Dancing in the Street, and many more, this soulful symphonic celebration will have you dancing in the aisles!


RACHEL BARTON PINE • February 8, 2018, 10:00 am-12:30 pm

Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax

Christoph Campestrini, conductor
Rachel Barton Pine, violin


On the program:

  • Glenn Buhr: Akasha (Sky)
  • Henri Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2
  • Schumann: Symphony No. 2

Rachel Barton Pine is one of the world’s great violin virtuosos, with multiple competition wins, over 30 commercial recordings, and the lifetime use of a $20-million Guarneri violin. Since Rachel’s debut with the Chicago Symphony at age 10, she’s performed regularly with major orchestras all over the world, earning accolades as “an exciting, boundary-defying performer… in the top echelon” (Washington Post). Now, Rachel makes her Symphony Nova Scotia debut appearance with Wieniawski’s fiery Violin Concerto no. 2.


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