This year's Symphony Nova Scotia Summer Symphony series includes an outdoor concert on the waterfront, an opportunity to meet the orchestra, and the return of Thorgy Thor.
This year's Symphony Nova Scotia Summer Symphony series includes an outdoor concert on the waterfront, an opportunity to meet the orchestra, and the return of Thorgy Thor.

Symphony Nova Scotia returns with its third annual Summer Symphony series. Here are five reasons we think you should check it out:

1. Summer culture fix with a twist

While the Halifax summer season is a time for outdoor activities, family barbeques, and the beach, that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for a little culture in your summer as well. With its eclectic mix of concerts on tap this season though, it all comes with a twist.

2. It doesn’t get better than free

The Fifth Wind Quintet, made up of multiple Symphony Nova Scotia musicians, will perform in a free afternoon concert on July 28 at the Stubborn Goat Beer Garden on the Halifax waterfront.

3. Meet the orchestra

On July 30 & 31 at Halifax Central Library’s Paul O’Regan Hall, conductor Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, and special guest hornist Mimisu Lee headline another free concert with music from Beethoven, Mozart, Johnny Cash, Journey, and more. Plus audience members will have an opportunity to see instrument demos and hear behind-the-scenes stories from orchestra members.

4. Queen for a day

The star of season eight of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Thorgy Thor returns to Symphony Nova Scotia on July 24 with her unique blend of fashion and wit, in a classical musical performance like no other.

5. Last night this year

The tradition continues as Symphony Nova Scotia presents the Last Night of the Proms, just in time for Natal Day on August 2. Playing all the traditional Proms staples and more, it is a rousing end to this year’s Summer Symphony season.

Nova Scotia Symphony’s Summer Symphony series runs July 24 through August 2. Visit symphonynovascotia.ca for tickets and information.