Concert News

Dartmouth Community Concert Association (DCCA) opened its 63rd season with a performance by Atlantic String Machine, PEI’s dynamic ensemble of string players, on Friday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. The performers for this season of DCCA are:

 The Merkelo & Salov and Proteus Saxophone Quartet concerts are presented in collaboration with Debut Atlantic.  

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The Aeolian Singers open their 2019-20 season for the third year under artistic leadership of Heather Fraser, reflecting on the season and their camaraderie and love of singing with In Good Company.  The women’s choir will present a pair of these In Good Company concerts in November, and also take a singing road trip to Wolfville next March, closing Dartmouth Community Concerts season in the spring in an eclectic season of great music for women’s voices (Veritas).…

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A Christian-based theatre company is partnering with a local synagogue to present one of musical theatre’s most beloved shows in Halifax. Annapolis Valley based St. Joseph’s Stage Prophets Theatre Company in partnership with Halifax’s Beth Israel Synagogue will present its production of Fiddler on the Roof at the Spatz Theatre with three shows on November 2-3. Fiddler is directed by Mary Hanneman with Paula Rockwell as Musical Director.…

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Camerata Carolina from the University of Heidelberg is touring Nova Scotia with performances in Lunenburg, Wolfville and Halifax from September 23-29. Halifax performances (with two different programs) take place on Wednesday, September 25 at 7:30 p.m. in First Baptist Church (1300 Oxford Street, Halifax) and on Sunday, September 29 at 4:00 p.m. in the Cathedral Church of All Saints (1330 Cathedral Lane, Halifax).  …

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Photo Credit: Priska Ketterer Luzern

Health Arts Society of Atlantic Canada (HASAC), presenters of Concerts in Care, is delighted to announce that Canadian superstar conductor and soprano Barbara Hannigan has accepted the role of Honorary Patron of its society.  Born and raised in Nova Scotia, her extraordinary international career has taken her worldwide, and she has embraced the mission of the society’s Concerts in Care program to bring professionally performed live music to audiences in care on a large scale.  …

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Some of Canada’s finest pipe organists will be heading to Halifax in early July as Changing Tides: Halifax Organ Festival presents a talented roster of musicians performing in local churches.  Two free events will be presented as part of the Festival; see below for details.

Choral Evensong at St. George’s Anglican (the “Round” Church) on Tuesday, July 9 at 4:45 p.m. This performance will be sung by Saint George’s Choir, under the direction of Garth MacPhee.  …

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Some of Canada’s finest pipe organists will be heading to Halifax in early July as Changing Tides: Halifax Organ Festival presents a talented roster of musicians performing in local churches.  Tickets to these concerts are on sale now through Ticket Halifax; recital tickets are $15 and concert tickets are $25. The concert and recital schedule is as follows:

In Memory Of Organist David MacDonald, Cathedral Church of All Saints, Sunday, July 7 4:00 p.m.…

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Building on the success of last year’s Scotia Festival with violin superstar James Ehnes, this year’s Festival promises to be another exciting event, featuring American composer and performer Philip Glass (philipglass.com).
 
Said Managing and Artistic Director, Chris Wilcox,  “I’m excited about this year’s Festival newcomers:  violinist Axel Strauss playing Strauss, young hot-shot Cameron Crozman lugging his million dollar Stradivarius cello around, and the amazing Andrew Armstrong performing Rachmaninoff’s monumental Piano Sonata No.

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No more worrying about what to do Wednesday nights! The twenty-one concerts in The Music Room Chamber Players’ sixth series are wonderfully eclectic with tangos, tabla and harp, Jasmin Lacasse-Roy (solo guitar), Sageev Oore accompanying silent film and with percussion, clarinet and piano.
 
But the series also is loaded with standard repertoirepiano recitals by Walter Delahunt, Peter Allen (The Goldberg Variations) and Lucas Porter, string quartet concerts with the Blue Engine String Quartet and the Djokic Quartet, a voice recital with beloved soprano Suzie LeBlanc, violin recitals by Robert Uchida and Mark Leeand a piano trio concert with Lala Lee and friends.…

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