Symphony Nova Scotia re-imagines a flexible 2020-2021 season

Online activities, education and outreach will combine with locally oriented, smaller-scale live events, where restrictions allow

"We believe that together, we can emerge from this crisis more adaptable, informed, and committed to our community than ever before. I look forward to seeing you soon." - Chris Wilkinson, Symphony Nova Scotia's CEO

After considering its options in the wake of the current pandemic, Symphony Nova Scotia is re-imagining its 2020-2021 season.

Alongside ongoing online activities, education and outreach, the Symphony says there is still a possibility of locally oriented, smaller-scale live events in venues that enable safe social distancing for both audiences and musicians.

“While we’ll miss seeing you in our usual full-house venues, we’re eager to continue meeting you in new places and new ways,” says Symphony CEO Chris Wilkinson in a media release. “Throughout 2020-2021, we’ll continue to expand our online offerings, collaborate with our community, and share and celebrate the joy and power of music together.”

Music director Holly Mathieson and artist-in-residence and community ambassador Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser will remain heavily involved, providing artistic leadership and support. Under the guidance of Artistic Advisor Greg Burton, the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra will also continue its activities, including an online camp and programming throughout the season.

“Finally, we’ve also committed to using this opportunity to reflect, rebuild, and refocus, and to make internal improvements that will allow us to serve you even better as we look to the future,” continues Wilkinson. “We are eager to return to our much-missed regular performances as soon as conditions allow.”

For more information on Symphony Nova Scotia’s 2020-2021 season and its current offerings, visit

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