We'd like to extend our sincerest congratulations to our Women For Music Award for Professional Development winners Kirsty Money and Rachel Desoer!
To learn more about the Women For Music Award for Professional Development, visit our website: bit.ly/WFMkmrd
Have you ever wondered just what it is that trumpeters sometimes put in their instruments? Ponder no more! Our Principal Trumpet Richard Simoneau explains what a “mute” is — as well as the many different kinds! — in this Symphony 101 In-Depth video. 🎺🎶youtu.be/cVfYI0cUv70yI
We were so thrilled to be able to perform with the talented @ArchibaldJane twice for our Fusion Sessions last season, and this sunny aria from Bach's Jauchzet Gott features Jane and our own Principal Trumpet Richard Simoneau – perfect for a summer day!
We're incredibly saddened to learn of the death of renowned Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, whose "creative spirit knew no bounds". We are sending our thoughts to his family and friends today. ♥️
Ever wonder what the difference is between a “symphony”, an “orchestra” and a "symphony orchestra"? For the detailed answer to this question, you can check out our Symphony 101 FAQ: bit.ly/3CT4Zdm
More questions about classical music? Let us know!
Part 2 of #FlashbackFriday: That's our Principal Bass Max Kasper looking shocked? scared? confused? lovingly? at his instrument. We're not quite sure how he's feeling, but we certainly love his personality shining through in this photo!
It's #FlashbackFriday! If these bassoonists look familiar, you've got a keen eye. In the foreground is Ivor Rothwell, our Principal Bassoon for over 30 years who retired in 2018. In the background is Chris Palmer, who's still with the orchestra!
We've got another great highlight from last spring's Fusion Sessions series lined up for you this week. The Owl Song is a ground-breaking, evocative spoken word piece, performed during our concert with @AlanSyliboy and The Thundermakers back in March: bit.ly/3xGX0fK
Ever wonder why some compositions are divided into different movements? Movements of a symphony are like the chapters in a book! They can organize and contrast themes and ideas in a longer piece of music. To learn more, check out our Symphony 101 FAQ: bit.ly/3CEdQjb
Learn more about the ins and outs of a symphony orchestra with our Symphony 101 video series! In this special in-depth episode, Principal Bass Max Kasper tells us all about how musicians play early music in the way the composer heard it in their head. 🎻�bit.ly/3ixSfkmBb
Got rhythm? We’ve got the instruments. The Sun Life Financial Musical Instrument Lending Library makes it easy to borrow instruments using your library card, just like you borrow books. Choose an instrument and get started: bit.ly/3itcJdX
It's always a blast when we can take a dive into the past, and for this week's #ThrowbackThursday, we wanted to share these awesome memories! Back on February 29, 1996, we visited the Scotiabank Centre for a Symphonic Explosion concert.
In May, @bencaplanmusic joined us as part of our Fusion Sessions concerts to belt out the beautiful boleros of Cuba with pianist Silvio Pupo. They opened the evening with ¿Cómo Fue? by Benny Moré. We dare you not to dance! bit.ly/3rZ2RMo
Need a long weekend activity? Our adorable Zoophony characters are perfect for colouring. Post your work, tag us, and tell us which instrument you like best and why.
Click here to access the pages ➡️ow.ly/l9oB50FH7Su#NationalColouringBookDay
We invite you to visit us today to acknowledge Canada’s first Emancipation Day. The British Empire officially abolished slavery on Aug. 1, 1834.
These displays will be here for the month of August, and we are offering free admission for the entire month.
Celebrating #EmancipationDay is honouring the long legacy and contribution of African Nova Scotians in this province, the commitment to unlearning Anti-Black racism and pushing for Black Liberation. A reading list: bit.ly/3zQyuu4#hfxbooklists
Today marks Canada’s first Emancipation Day to commemorate the Slavery Abolition Act, which took effect on Aug. 1, 1834 across the British Empire. We encourage you to take the opportunity today to reflect and learn more about African Nova Scotian history. bit.ly/3ja1JS2
Hey all! The NSYO is still accepting auditions for the 2021/22 season, with a focus on viola, cello, and trombone players.
Visit our website or email Jack Chen, NSYO General Manager at [email protected] for more info! bit.ly/3l9lVGn
Our friend Janice sent along this hilarious video of musician Peet Montzingo adding a bit of music into his and his mom's everyday life the best way possible: with trombone sound effects. 😂bit.ly/3f5LkN1f
This week's highlight from our spring Fusion Sessions concerts features Millbrook First Nation’s @AlanSyliboy and The Thundermakers as they weave together storytelling, spoken word, improvisation, and multimedia art with Signal Fire.
Calling all young musicians between ages 12 and 26! The @NSYOrchestra is still accepting auditions for the 2021/22 season, with a focus on viola, cello, and trombone players. Visit our website, or email Jack Chen at [email protected] for more info. bit.ly/nsyoauditions
It's another Masterworks Monday! This week, we're sharing our Masterworks playlist from Spotify. This list includes pieces that were performed back during our 2019/20 Masterworks series: spoti.fi/3iNY9N7
Which of our 2019/20 concerts was your favourite?
We've got another great video for this week's Talent Tuesday that will knock your socks off! NSYO bassist, Sean, performs Bach's Prelude No. 8 from The Well-Tempered Clavier while blindfolded. 🤩bit.ly/3BoC40cN
Just how important is the bow when it comes to the sound of a stringed instrument? To answer this question, we asked our Principal Bassist Max Kasper, who’s also a skilled bow maker. Find out what he has to say in our Symphony 101 FAQ! bit.ly/3zB5K8w
Looking for a fun way to kill some time this lovely Saturday? Learn at home with Symphony Nova Scotia! In this video, Holly explores how to develop your listening skills as a conductor: bit.ly/2UCbYpX
Visit our Learn portal for more content: bit.ly/2Oaaso4
A composer has been turning pet portraits into mini symphonies! "Sympawnies" are a creation by Noam Oxman, who took drawings of pets and turned them into music. This fun composition, titled Adogio for Piano No. 1, is one you can listen to on YouTube: bit.ly/3hSrTJE
Looking for a place to chat about orchestral music? In our Facebook group, friends of Symphony Nova Scotia can come together to swap stories, share fun videos, and post memes, news, and local events! We'd love to see you there. To join: facebook.com/groups/symphon…
The NSYO is showcasing the many talents of its fantastic musicians this summer!
In this video, Xinghao shows he's not only a skilled violinist, but also a gifted pianist as he performs Chopin's Waltz in E Minor. bit.ly/3hUmRwb
Follow the @NSYOrchestra for more!