The Library Players
Bring your lunch and listen to beautiful music, accompanied by informative, entertaining stories about the composers. The concerts are hosted by Symphony Nova Scotia bassist Max Kasper, and feature The Symphony Nova Scotia Library Players, as well as perennial favourites the Gatto Dolce Duo. All concerts begin at 12:00 noon.
The Library Players Series takes place in May and concerts for the 2013-14 season will be announced in early 2014.
Here is a list of the Library Players Series concerts from our 2012-13 season to give you an idea of what to expect this upcoming season.
"Everything Old is New Again"
Tuesday, May 14, 12 noon - Alderney Gate branch, Dartmouth
Thursday, May 16, 12 noon – Spring Garden Road branch, Halifax
Ever wonder where composers got their inspiration? Some were inspired by earlier compositions. Some from folk music and stories. Some by paintings and other forms of art, and some just from the smile of a beautiful girl. Join host Max Kasper and Symphony Nova Scotia’s Library Players for a noon hour concert, and hear how some of the great composers found their muse. Featuring music by: Bartok, Debussy, Grainger, Prokofiev, Ravel, Stravinsky, Haydn, Bach, and more.
The Library Players are: Yi Lee – violin; Anita Gao-Lee – violin; Kerry Kavalo – viola; Max Kasper – bass
“Bad Boy” Composers
Tuesday, May 21, 12 noon – Alderney Gate branch, Dartmouth
Thursday, May 23, 12 noon – Spring Garden Road branch, Halifax
Ever wondered which composers spent time in Jail? Who fought duels? Who treated their wives and lovers badly? They may have written heavenly music, but they were no angels! Join the Gatto Dolce duo as they explore the dark side of classical composers. Featuring music by: Ahhh, but that would be telling...
The Gatto Dolce Duo is: Colin Matthews – cello; Max Kasper – bass
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Education and Community Outreach Coordinator, Symphony Nova Scotia
902.421.1300 ext. 229 or 902.889.2352
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