The Aeolian Singers under the direction of Heather Fraser, opens their 2020-21 season in a celebration of their 45th anniversary with a program of new music by three Canadian women composers. Commissioned with funding from Arts Nova Scotia, their ambitious Veritas: Seeking Truth, Sharing Wisdom program will be split across three different concerts, including a collaborative demonstration led by the composers, giving audience members a deeper connection to the new works.  …

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Twilight Hour: Collected Stories for Piano is the latest recording from Halifax pianist Jennifer King, a collection of twelve short piano works inspired by fairy tales.  The album has an accompanying video by multimedia filmmaker Katrina Westin, which can be viewed on YouTube, Facebook or Instagram via @jenniferkingpiano.  The recording features illustrations and design by Andrea Ledwell and was recorded at First Baptist Church in Halifax by sound engineer Rod Sneddon.…

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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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“Christina Raphaëlle Haldane was fully committed as Cleopatra…and she sang fantastically well, from the exquisitely shaped melodic line of ‘Se Pieta’ to the dazzling colatorua of ‘DaTempeste.’ (Opera Magazine)

Acclaimed soprano Christina Haldane will launch her new recording of Canadian art songs, Let Me Explain on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at The Music Room. Recorded at Toronto’s Glenn Gould Studio, Let Me Explain features music by Canadian composers, including Samy MoussaCarl Philippe GionetDavid Jaeger C.M.…

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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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Halifax violinist Gillian Smith will launch her debut album, Into the Stone, featuring music for solo violin by five Canadian women composers on September 25. Featured composers include Ana SokolovićKati AgócsAlice Ping Yee HoVeronika Krausas and Chantale Laplante.  The album is supported by The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR), and is on the Leaf Music label.…

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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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