Symphony Nova Scotia has announced an all-new digital series of four concerts to be offered online throughout its 2022-2023 season.
First up is Beethoven’s Famous Fifth on October 13, with music director Holly Mathieson behind the baton and featuring cellist Inbal Segev. Along with Canadian composer Dinuk Wijeratne’s Polyphonic Lively, explicitly written for Symphony Nova Scotia, cellist Inbal Segev performs British composer Anna Clyne’s Dance, a work which has already amassed over 7 million listens on Spotify. Then, in the grand finale, the orchestra performs Beethoven’s Fifth, arguably the most famous piece of classical music in the world.
In the new year, Symphony Nova Scotia salutes the world’s most iconic composer in Magnificient Mozart, featuring two of his “all-time greatest hits.” In the first piece, pianist Andrew Armstrong performs Mozart’s final gift to the piano, Piano Concerto No. 27. The orchestra then performs one of Mozart’s last and most significant works, the dark and brooding Symphony No. 40.
In February, American conductor Jeri Lynne Johnson will lead Symphony Nova Scotia with Chopin’s Piano and Beethoven’s Eighth. A concert of symphonic favourites, it includes the Symphony’s concertmaster Renaud Lapierre performing Aaron Jay Kernis’s “love letter to the violin” Air and the return of award-winning Canadian pianist Angela Cheng who performs Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1.
The final performance in the series comes in April with the Symphony’s season grand finale concert Spectacular Sibelius. Highlighting the music of Finnish composer Sibelius, the show includes the orchestra’s first-ever performance of Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony and Canadian rising star violinist Kerson Leong performing Sibelius’s Violin Concerto, one of the most popular violin works in the world.
For more information on Symphony Nova Scotia’s 2022-2023 digital series, visit symphonynovascotia.ca.