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 getting the final polishing 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.

Symphony Nova Scotia is developing Teacher Guides for these performances, which will be available soon. 

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

Tickets: After September 1st, call 902.494.6406 (for student groups). For regular tickets, call 902.494.3820.


2017/18 SCHOOL DRESS REHEARSAL SCHEDULE


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

Featuring: 
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.

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

 


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

Featuring:
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!

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

 


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

Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax

Featuring:
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.

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


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