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Symphony Nova Scotia Presents 2008 Library Series

By Tamzzs

Halifax, NS - Come out this spring and enjoy Symphony Nova Scotia’s Library Series! This innovative series takes a small chamber group of Symphony Nova Scotia musicians to the Halifax Public Library to perform free noon-hour concerts for the community

This year at the Library we are offering two themes for your enjoyment, as well as continuing our concerts at the Dartmouth Library. This year's Library Series includes five of these free noon-hour concerts -- three in Halifax at the Spring Garden Road branch, and two in Dartmouth at the Alderney Gate branch.

As always, we want to thank our sponsors, Jason Roth and Associates and Wilson’s Fuels for their continued support. Without them, this series would not be possible.

Can You Spot the Difference? Have you ever wondered what the difference was between Mozart and Haydn? Or between Bach and Vivaldi or Handel? Come and enjoy the music of these composers (along with anecdotes of course!) as we attempt to show you how to tell them apart.

Wednesday, April 16 at 12:00 pm: Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library

The Classical Mob: Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Boccherini

Yi and Anita Lee (violins), Yvonne DeRoller (viola), Hilary Brown (cello), and Max Kasper (bass)

Thursday, April 24 at 12:00 pm: Alderney Gate Public Library

Wednesday, April 30 at 12:00 pm: Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library

If it ain’t Baroque… Music by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, and a host of others

Yi and Anita Lee (violins), and Max Kasper (bass)

Dragonetti and Lindley in London (Circa 1824). Domenico Dragonetti and Robert Lindley were, respectively, the principal bass and principal cello of the London Symphony Orchestra for many years. They were also two of the finest musicians of their time, composers in their own right, and at the forefront of the London chamber music scene. Join us as we illustrate their lives and music during this fascinating musical period with special guests the Gatto Dolce Duo.

Wednesday, May 7 at 12:00 pm: Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library
Thursday, May 8 at 12:00 pm: Alderney Gate Public Library

The Gatto Dolce duo: Colin Matthews (cello) and Max Kasper(bass).

For more information about the Library Series or other programs, please contact us at 902.421.1300.

About Symphony Nova Scotia

Expect the Unexpected with Symphony Nova Scotia – from Baroque to Brahms to Buck 65! Each year the 37-member ensemble performs for more than 40,000 audience members (including 10,000 young music lovers) in communities across Nova Scotia. Under the inspirational leadership of Bernhard Gueller, Symphony Nova Scotia is recognized as one of the finest chamber orchestras in the country. Join the orchestra in celebrating its 25th anniversary next season!

For more information, please contact:

Heidi MacPhee

Publicity and Marketing Coordinator, Symphony Nova Scotia

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