Symphony 101

Pre Concert ChatEnhance your enjoyment of great music with Symphony Nova Scotia’s free “Symphony 101” classes! Learn about music, orchestras, composers, and more in a relaxed, accessible format at the new Halifax Central Library.

Classes are led by well known music lecturer Adrian Hoffman, a Dalhousie University instructor and former CBC Radio host. Each class will also feature Symphony Nova Scotia musicians, who will give up close and personal perspectives on their instruments and their roles as professional musicians.

All classes are one hour long, and free of charge for all ages.

2017/18 Schedule:

Oct 15, 2017 • 2 pm • Paul O’Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library
Oct. 17, 2017 • 7 pm • Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Patricia Creighton will be our first musical guest of the new season. This completes the woodwind section as we explore an instrument that dates back to antiquity. It is also the only orchestral instrument that does not require a physical vibrating object or human body part (lips or vocal cords) to generate a musical sound. It manipulates a stream of air only, much like blowing over the top of a pop bottle. Let’s find out how that works.

Nov. 19, 2017 • 2 pm • Paul O’Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library
Our next lecture will feature Sue Sayle and the viola!

May 6, 2018 • 2 pm • Paul O’Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library
Program TBA!

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