The Library Series

Bring your lunch and listen to beautiful music, accompanied by informative, entertaining stories about the composers. These concerts are hosted by Symphony Nova Scotia bassist Max Kasper, and feature the Symphony Nova Scotia Library Players, as well as perennial favourites the Gatto Dolce Duo. All concerts begin at 12:00 noon.


“Sonatas, Sonatas, Sonatas” or… “Everything you always wanted to know about Sonatas (but were afraid to ask!)”

Join us for these free, noon-hour library concerts with a special look at some of your favourite composers. Join us for wonderful chamber music and stories to illustrate the composer’s lives.

Halifax Central Library, Paul O’Regan Hall • Tuesday, May 9, 12 noon
Alderney Gate Library • Thursday, May 11, 12 noon

In our first concert, the Library Players explore the “Trio Sonata” – one of the staples of the early music composers. Music by: Corelli, Bach, Quantz, Handel, and Haydn.

The Library Players:

  • Yi Lee, violin
  • Anita Gao-Lee, violin
  • Max Kasper, bass

Halifax Central Library, Paul O’Regan Hall • Tuesday, May 16, 12 noon
Alderney Gate Library • Thursday, May 18, 12 noon

In our second concert, the Gatto Dolce Duo will look at Sonatas written for two instruments and delve a little into “sonata form” as it evolved into, and during, the Classical era. Music by: Mozart, Romberg, DeFesch, and Telemann.

The Gatto Dolce Duo:

  • Colin Matthews, cello
  • Max Kasper, bass

Thank you to our sponsors!

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

Don't Miss Out on More Great Music!

Hear about upcoming shows, big announcements, and free concerts with our weekly updates!