Symphony Nova Scotia presents free noon-hour concerts with the 25th anniversary Library Series!

The Library Series

Symphony Nova Scotia returns to Public Libraries in Halifax, Dartmouth, and Truro for the 25th anniversary of free library concerts in our community.

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 and are free and open to the public.


Thursday, May 21, 2015, 12 noon • Keshen Goodman Public Library

Friday, May 22, 2015, 12 noon • Halifax Central Library

Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 12 noon • Alderney Gate Public Library

Join the Library Players as they explore the duets and trios that make up a quintet. They will split their merry band into smaller groups to explore the many ways that five musicians can interact.

Music by: Bach, Mozart, Dvořák, and Haydn, for a start…

Featuring the Library Players:

  • Yi Lee, violin
  • Anita Gao Lee, violin
  • Susan Sayle, viola
  • Norman Adams, cello
  • Max Kasper, bass


Tuesday, May 26, 12 noon • Truro Public Library

Friday May 29, 2015, 12 noon • Halifax Central Library

Wednesday June 3, 2015, 12 noon • Alderney Gate Public Library

Friday, June 5, 2015, 12 noon • Woodlawn Public Library

For the second concert, join the Gatto Dolce Duo as they explore all kinds of music that couldn’t fit inside a duo. Thanks to clever arrangements, they will perform anything but music written for two people!

Music by: Bach, Haydn, Wagner, DeFalla, Satie, and others…

Featuring the Gatto Dolce Duo:

  • Colin Matthews, cello
  • Max Kasper, bass

Thank you to our Library Series sponsor! 




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
902.421.1300 x. 226
[email protected]