Concert lineup includes just-added performances with the Vienna Boys Choir and Ben Caplan
Single tickets for Symphony Nova Scotia’s 2015/16 concert season go on sale today, August 4.
The orchestra’s 2015/16 concert lineup includes highlights like Buck 65, Mozart’s Requiem, The Music of Queen, Holst’s The Planets, Dan Mangan, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Sci-Fi Symphony, The Celtic Tenors, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Meaghan Smith, Sleeping Beauty with Canada’s Ballet Jörgen, and much more.
Plus, the orchestra has just added two new performances to the 2015/16 concert lineup:
- BEN CAPLAN – ENCORE! (Original show booked for Friday, November 20, 2015)
Saturday, November 21, 2015, Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax
Star Halifax singer-songwriter Ben Caplan now joins the Symphony for not just one, but two performances featuring his trademark blend of folk, gypsy, blues, and orchestra. Since his last appearance with Symphony Nova Scotia in 2012, Ben has played more than a thousand shows worldwide, earning rave reviews from fans and media alike.
- THE VIENNA BOYS CHOIR
Sunday, January 31, 2016, Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax
Hear the angelic voices of the world-famous, internationally beloved Vienna Boys Choir live in their first-ever concert with Symphony Nova Scotia! Thanks to the generosity of Halifax philanthropists Margaret and David Fountain, the world’s best-loved choir brings its “bright, light voices through the centuries” (New York Times) to Nova Scotia for a rare performance of iconic choral music, including favourites from Brahms, Mendelssohn, and Schumann. Plus, hear a virtuoso performance from Canadian French hornist Louis-Philippe Marsolais, performing Mozart’s delightful Horn Concerto no. 3.
The Vienna Boys Choir will also be the guests of honour at Halifax Dance’s grand Viennese Opera Ball, happening Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Halifax’s World Trade and Convention Centre. The Opera Ball is a unique and extraordinary performing arts gala that features Symphony Nova Scotia’s full orchestra along with cocktails, ballroom dancing, and a special performance from the National Ballet of Canada. For details or to purchase tickets, please contact Amy at 902.422.2006 ext. 2.
Tickets for Symphony Nova Scotia’s 2015/16 lineup have been available exclusively through ticket packages since March, and seating for many concerts is already limited.
Highlights from the upcoming 2015/16 season include:
- Performances of some of the greatest works of the symphonic repertoire, including Mozart’s moving Requiem, Sibelius’ explosive Violin Concerto, Vivaldi’s beloved Four Seasons, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, and Schubert’s “The Great”
- Collaborations with local and international stars including Buck 65, The Celtic Tenors, Rich Aucoin, Meaghan Smith, and Dan Mangan
- A partnership with Hal-Con for Sci-Fi Symphony, featuring the Lord of the Rings’ John Rhys-Davies (a.k.a. Gimli!)
- Surefire sell-outs like The Music of Queen, Magnificent Mozart, and the Best of Big Band
- Incredible classical soloists including pianists Marc-André Hamelin and André Laplante, violinists Giora Schmidt and Yi-Jia Susanne Hou, and cellist Shauna Rolston
- Family favourites like Tchaikovsky’s dazzling Sleeping Beauty with Canada’s Ballet Jörgen, Handel’s magnificent Messiah, and the 25th anniversary of Halifax’s favourite holiday tradition, The Nutcracker
- The orchestra’s first-ever English Festival, featuring hits like Edward Elgar’s beautiful Cello Concerto, the stunning Enigma Variations, and Holst’s spectacular The Planets
Single tickets for all performances are available now, and prices for most concerts begin at just $30 (HST included).
Call 902.494.3820 or visit the Dalhousie Arts Centre Box Office at 6101 University Avenue, Halifax. Box Office hours are 12-6 pm weekdays, and tickets are also available online anytime at symphonynovascotia.ca.
Under age 30 or a full-time student? Check out Symphony Nova Scotia’s Under-30 ticket pricing for young audiences. Anyone under age 30 or any full-time students can attend any of the orchestra’s classical and Baroque music concerts for only $16 per ticket! And for under-30s who want to choose from the entire regular concert lineup, the Under-30 U-Pick package includes admission to four concerts of your choice for only $20 per ticket.
Interested in more than one concert? Symphony Nova Scotia’s ticket packages are still available, and offer the best seats, exclusive benefits, and discounts of up to 35%. Plus, if you’re new to ticket packages, you’ll get your second U-Pick package for half price! Call 902.494.3820 or visit symphonynovascotia.ca.
About Symphony Nova Scotia
Symphony Nova Scotia is Nova Scotia’s orchestra. Each year more than 50,000 audience members (including 15,000 young music lovers) join us in communities across Nova Scotia for performances of the music they love – from baroque and classical to pop and rock and folk. Under the inspirational leadership of Music Director Bernhard Gueller, Symphony Nova Scotia is one of the most broadcast orchestras in the country, with over 20 commercial releases and multiple East Coast Music Awards. Visit symphonynovascotia.ca to learn more, listen online, or get tickets today!