Sarah Slean and Symphony Nova Scotia

Award-winning Canadian songstress Sarah Slean is a nationally beloved actress, poet, and composer, and her two live performances with Maestro Bernhard Gueller and Symphony Nova Scotia earned rave reviews, multiple standing ovations, and nationwide CBC broadcasts. Audience members praised the collaborations as “magical” and “a match made in heaven”.

Now, Symphony Nova Scotia, Sarah Slean, and Maestro Gueller are proud to release a brand-new recording featuring boundary-crossing highlights from both live performances: the moving, heartfelt Lamento and its blissful counterpart, Ecstasy, both written for Sarah by acclaimed Canadian composer Christos Hatzis.

“Marvellously colourful and dramatic” (The Chronicle Herald)

“Meant to be a crossover piece to heal the seeming divide between the pop world of Sarah Slean and the classical music world of Christos Hatzis, Ecstasy positions Symphony Nova Scotia at the forefront of new, creative music that transcends any stylistic boundaries.” (CBC)

Thank you to NAXOS and to FACTOR, the Government of Canada, and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters for making this recording possible.

Click here to watch a video of Sarah Slean and Symphony Nova Scotia performing Ecstasy.