School Dress Rehearsals

Symphony Nova Scotia's School Dress Rehearsals are a chance for children in grades four and up to experience the symphony onstage in the concert hall at a very reduced price.

An emcee or the guest artist will guide your students’ experience and provide information about the rehearsal process. Please note that all of these events are working rehearsals, and are not intended to replace a live concert experience.  

Click here to download more information about 2012/13 School Dress Rehearsals. 

Bring your students to a School Dress Rehearsal

All School Dress Rehearsals take place at the Dalhousie Arts Centre, 6101 University Avenue, Halifax. Start time is always 10:00 am on the morning of the day of the regular concert. 

Cost: $6 per student. For every 10 student tickets purchased, one chaperone ticket will be free.

To book: please call the Dalhousie Arts Centre at 494.6406.

School Dress Rehearsals

For Students in Grades 4-12
What Is A Student Dress Rehearsal?

This is an opportunity to watch and listen to the symphony in action as the musicians get ready for a concert. Your students will attend a dress rehearsal so the music will be as polished as it is for public audiences but the players won't be formally dressed.

How Do I Get Tickets?
After September 1st, call 902-494-6406.

Production Coordinator
Park Lane, Suite 301, Box 218
5657 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3R4

(Phone): 902.421.1300, x229
(Fax): 902.422.1209
outreach@symphonyns.ca

Box Office:
902.494.6404 (student groups)
902.494.3820 (regular)

 

There will be three concerts participating in the School Dress Rehearsals program for the 2012-13 season.

 

SHOW #1
Carmen Townsend, Ben Caplan, and Carleton Stone

Friday, November 16, 2012, 10:00 am Dress Rehearsal
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax

Featuring: Carmen Townsend, guitar/vocals
Ben Caplan, guitar/vocals/piano
Carleton Stone, guitar/vocals 

Carmen Townsend has a fierce, earthy voice that calls up the blazing rock legends of yesteryear. Ben Caplan's sound is rugged, raspy, and roaring with charisma, in the grand tradition of his idols Tom Waits and Freddy Mercury. And Carleton Stone is a high-spirited performer whose smart, infectious music sparkles with youthful energy. Together, these three Nova Scotia rising stars collide with Symphony Nova Scotia in one of the freshest, most powerful collaborations of the year.
 

SHOW #2
Lennie Gallant

Friday, January 18, 2013, 10:00 am-12:30 pm Dress Rehearsal
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax

Featuring: Lennie Gallant, guitar/vocals

One of Canada's most iconic singer-songwriters, PEI's Lennie Gallant has been called "a rare talent" (Dirty Linen Magazine) who puts on a "powerhouse of a show" (Chronicle Herald). With nine albums and a host of awards under his belt, this 15-time ECMA-winner brings his unmistakable mix of folk, rock, Celtic, and country to Symphony Nova Scotia for the first time since 2004.

 

SHOW #3
Jan Lisiecki Plays Chopin

Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 10:00 am-12:30 pm Dress Rehearsal
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax

Featuring: Jan Lisiecki, piano
Bernhard Gueller, conductor


Since Jan Lisiecki's spectacular debut appearance with Symphony Nova Scotia two years ago, this teenage superstar has toured three continents, signed on with one of Europe's top record labels, and performed with some of the world's most prestigious orchestras. Now, 17-year-old Jan returns to Nova Scotia, this time to join the orchestra in its first-ever performance of one of his favourite concertos - Chopin's energetic, virtuostic Piano Concerto no. 1.

Jan has been called "one of the most sensational young artists to emerge in Canada in the past decade" (CBC).

Talk to us

Do you have questions or comments about our School Dress Rehearsals? We'd love to hear from you. Please contact:

Allan Gaskin
Education and Community Outreach Coordinator, Symphony Nova Scotia
902.421.1300 ext. 229 or 902.889.2352

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School Dress Rehearsals

Symphony Nova Scotia's School Dress Rehearsals are a chance for children in grades four and up to experience the symphony onstage in the concert hall at a very reduced price.

An emcee or the guest artist will guide your students’ experience and provide information about the rehearsal process. Please note that all of these events are working rehearsals, and are not intended to replace a live concert experience.  

Click here to download more information about 2012/13 School Dress Rehearsals. 

Bring your students to a School Dress Rehearsal

All School Dress Rehearsals take place at the Dalhousie Arts Centre, 6101 University Avenue, Halifax. Start time is always 10:00 am on the morning of the day of the regular concert. 

Cost: $6 per student. For every 10 student tickets purchased, one chaperone ticket will be free.

To book: please call the Dalhousie Arts Centre at 494.6406.

School Dress Rehearsals

For Students in Grades 4-12
What Is A Student Dress Rehearsal?

This is an opportunity to watch and listen to the symphony in action as the musicians get ready for a concert. Your students will attend a dress rehearsal so the music will be as polished as it is for public audiences but the players won't be formally dressed.

How Do I Get Tickets?
After September 1st, call 902-494-6406.

Production Coordinator
Park Lane, Suite 301, Box 218
5657 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3R4

(Phone): 902.421.1300, x229
(Fax): 902.422.1209
outreach@symphonyns.ca

Box Office:
902.494.6404 (student groups)
902.494.3820 (regular)

 

There will be three concerts participating in the School Dress Rehearsals program for the 2012-13 season.

 

SHOW #1
Carmen Townsend, Ben Caplan, and Carleton Stone

Friday, November 16, 2012, 10:00 am Dress Rehearsal
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax

Featuring: Carmen Townsend, guitar/vocals
Ben Caplan, guitar/vocals/piano
Carleton Stone, guitar/vocals 

Carmen Townsend has a fierce, earthy voice that calls up the blazing rock legends of yesteryear. Ben Caplan's sound is rugged, raspy, and roaring with charisma, in the grand tradition of his idols Tom Waits and Freddy Mercury. And Carleton Stone is a high-spirited performer whose smart, infectious music sparkles with youthful energy. Together, these three Nova Scotia rising stars collide with Symphony Nova Scotia in one of the freshest, most powerful collaborations of the year.
 

SHOW #2
Lennie Gallant

Friday, January 18, 2013, 10:00 am-12:30 pm Dress Rehearsal
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax

Featuring: Lennie Gallant, guitar/vocals

One of Canada's most iconic singer-songwriters, PEI's Lennie Gallant has been called "a rare talent" (Dirty Linen Magazine) who puts on a "powerhouse of a show" (Chronicle Herald). With nine albums and a host of awards under his belt, this 15-time ECMA-winner brings his unmistakable mix of folk, rock, Celtic, and country to Symphony Nova Scotia for the first time since 2004.

 

SHOW #3
Jan Lisiecki Plays Chopin

Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 10:00 am-12:30 pm Dress Rehearsal
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax

Featuring: Jan Lisiecki, piano
Bernhard Gueller, conductor


Since Jan Lisiecki's spectacular debut appearance with Symphony Nova Scotia two years ago, this teenage superstar has toured three continents, signed on with one of Europe's top record labels, and performed with some of the world's most prestigious orchestras. Now, 17-year-old Jan returns to Nova Scotia, this time to join the orchestra in its first-ever performance of one of his favourite concertos - Chopin's energetic, virtuostic Piano Concerto no. 1.

Jan has been called "one of the most sensational young artists to emerge in Canada in the past decade" (CBC).

Talk to us

Do you have questions or comments about our School Dress Rehearsals? We'd love to hear from you. Please contact:

Allan Gaskin
Education and Community Outreach Coordinator, Symphony Nova Scotia
902.421.1300 ext. 229 or 902.889.2352

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