Summer Symphony

Symphony Nova Scotia is happy to offer a series of concerts and special events during our second annual Summer Symphony! The festivities will feature free, live performances from the full orchestra, as well as a very special double performance with Thorgy Thor from RuPaul’s Drag Race! Seating at our free concerts is first-come, first-served, so come early to get your favourite spot!

 

2018 SCHEDULE:


FREE: CLASSICAL MUNCHKINS

July 5 – August 14, 2018
Public Libraries Across Nova Scotia

Bring your preschooler and learn about music with our fun, interactive Classical Munchkins program! Thanks to the support of Nova Scotia Public Libraries, these fun, free, hands-on sessions with Symphony musicians will tour to 15 communities across our province this summer, including stops in Truro, Antigonish, Sydney, Digby, Liverpool, Westport, and many more. See the full schedule here.

 


FREE: AFTERNOON DELIGHTS WITH SYMPHONY NOVA SCOTIA

Sunday, July 22, 3:00 pm
Garrison Grounds, Halifax Citadel

Symphony Nova Scotia presents a free afternoon concert packed with wonderful waltzes, peppy polkas, and catchy classics, all selected and led by the Symphony’s effervescent Artist in Residence, Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser. Free for all ages.

 


THORGY AND THE THORCHESTRA!

Friday, July 27, 2018, 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018, 7:30 pm
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax

Symphony Nova Scotia proudly presents a thrilling, thoughtful, and hilariously theatrical show featuring the fabulous Thorgy Thor, famed worldwide from the hit show RuPaul’s Drag Race. With an outrageous fashion sense, razor-sharp wit, and virtuoso chops on violin, viola, and cello, Thorgy is the reigning “queen of classical music!” You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and your heart will throb as Thorgy enthralls and inspires you with song, dance, and hilarious symphonic shenanigans in this can’t-miss celebration of Pride, Canadian LGBT2Q+ history, and much more.

Thank you for celebrating Pride with us! This performance will include some mature themes, so adult supervision and audience discretion is advised.

Tickets: $25 & up (HST included). CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!

 


FREE: SYMPHONY AT THE HALIFAX CENTRAL LIBRARY

Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 4:00 pm
Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 12:30 pm and 5:30 pm
Halifax Central Library, Spring Garden Road

Come on out and hear Symphony Nova Scotia performing live at the Halifax Central Library’s O’Regan Hall! In this relaxed, family-friendly concert, Symphony Nova Scotia and conductor Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser perform a lively selection of summery symphonic music. Hear excerpts from Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, Handel’s Royal Fireworks Music, Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony, and much more! This concert is a great way to experience a live orchestra for the first time, and all ages are welcome.

 


FREE: CELEBRATE SHEARWATER’S 100TH WITH SYMPHONY NOVA SCOTIA

Friday, August 3, 2018, 7:00 pm
Halifax Central Library, Spring Garden Road

Join Symphony Nova Scotia’s full orchestra for a lively, stirring, multimedia concert honouring the 100th anniversary of 12 Wing Shearwater. Come celebrate its legacy with a grand selection of glorious symphonic music from the martial tradition, including William Boyce’s Heart of Oak March, the official Royal Air Force March Past, The Dam Busters March, excerpts from Edward Elgar’s beloved Land of Hope and Glory and Enigma Variations, and more! This concert is open to all ages.