Monday, August 10, 2020

Symphony Nova Scotia takes an encore in new digital series

Free online streams and watch parties feature highlights from the Symphony's past seasons

Symphony Nova Scotia has announced its new digital initiative Online Encores, a series of free online streams and watch parties featuring highlights from some of its favourite concerts over past seasons.

The series, to be broadcast on both the Symphony’s Facebook and YouTube channels, begins on May 14 and continues through the end of June. Each concert will be followed by live Q&A sessions with special guests from each performance.

The first concert to be broadcast on May 14 is a never-before-seen recording of We’re Not Done Drumming, recorded at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in November of last year. The piece is a collaboration between Symphony Nova Scotia and M’kmaw spoken-word artist, activist, and past Halifax poet laureate Rebecca Thomas, in association with Toronto composer Laura Sgroi. An online Q&A will follow the performance with Thomas, Sgroi, and Symphony Nova Scotia’s music director Holly Mathieson.

On May 21, Symphony Nova Scotia will present a replay of three songs from its March 2020 concert with award-winning East Coast musician Lennie Gallant. An interactive Q&A will follow the performance with Gallant.

The month comes to a close with a re-broadcast of the 2019 CBC documentary Disruptor Conductor on May 20.

June concerts in the Online Encores series include a collaboration with the 2020 Scotia Festival of Music’s Scotial Distancing on June 4 and Mozart’s Symphony No. 34 on June 11.

The series continues with Haydn’s Symphony No. 104 “London” on June 18 and concludes with Johannes Brahms’ Second Symphony on June 25.

Visit for complete information on its Online Encores series.

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