Single tickets now on sale for Symphony Nova Scotia’s 2016/17 season – including added concert featuring the National Arts Centre Orchestra and James Ehnes!

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Halifax, NSSingle tickets for Symphony Nova Scotia’s 2016/17 concert season go on sale today, August 2.

The orchestra’s 2016/17 concert lineup includes highlights like The Barra MacNeils, Beethoven’s FifthThe Music of the Beatles, The Nutcracker, David Myles, Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, Sci-Fi Symphony, Mo Kenney, Handel’s Messiah, Symphony in Space with Chris Hadfield, Swan Lake with Canada’s Ballet Jörgen, and much more.

Plus, a new performance has just been added to the 2016/17 concert lineup:

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Saturday, May 6, 2017, 7:30 pm
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax

Canada’s Orchestra meets Canada’s most famous classical music superstarright here in Halifax!

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear the acclaimed National Arts Centre Orchestra live in concert with violinist James Ehnes, a “living national treasure” (Calgary Herald) whose “staggeringly powerful” playing is “soulful, impeccable, engulfing… unforgettable” (The Guardian). Conducting the concert will be the National Arts Centre’s dynamic new Music Director Alexander Shelley.

This electric, once-in-a-lifetime combination takes over the Rebecca Cohn with Sibelius’ spectacular Violin Concerto and a new work based on Mi’kmaq elder Rita Joe’s moving poem I Lost My Talk – a “powerful, overwhelming creation” (Le Devoir) that reflects Joe’s experiences in Nova Scotia’s residential school system.

To complete the program, the National Arts Centre Orchestra performs Dvořák’s breathtaking New World Symphony, one of the most popular symphonies ever written.

One night only – tickets are very limited! Buy now at 902.494.3820 or online here.

Please note: This concert does not feature Symphony Nova Scotia

Tickets for Symphony Nova Scotia’s original 2016/17 lineup have been available exclusively through ticket packages since March, and seating for many concerts is already limited.

Highlights include:

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

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, thanks to TD’s Under-30 Access Price. 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 $22.50 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 30%. Plus, if you’re new to ticket packages, you’ll get your second package for half price! Call 902.494.3820 or visit

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 to learn more, listen online, or get tickets today!


For more information, please contact:
Heidi MacPhee
Director of Communications and Marketing, Symphony Nova Scotia