2019–2020 Season

We publish notices of early music events in the wider community as a courtesy to support early music endeavours here in Nova Scotia. If interested in these events, contact these organizations directly. Contact us if you wish to list your early music event here.

Community Events List:

January 31, 2020
A Baroque Grand Tour #1
Join Baroque specialist Jeanne Lamon and Symphony Nova Scotia as we embark upon our own musical Grand Tour!

February 1, 2020
A Baroque Grand Tour #2
Join Baroque specialist Jeanne Lamon and Symphony Nova Scotia as we embark upon our own musical Grand Tour!

February 2, 2020
A Baroque Grand Tour #3
Join Baroque specialist Jeanne Lamon and Symphony Nova Scotia as we embark upon our own musical Grand Tour!

February 29, 2020
Citadel 415 presents "Party Like It's 1699!"
Performed by Henri Gauci on baroque flute and Lynette Wahlstrom on harpsichord using period instruments.

July 31, 2020
EMSNS updates as of: 2020-01-11
The latest updates to our website. Watch here for event changes.

 

January 31, 2020 — A Baroque Grand Tour #1

In the 18th century, the “Grand Tour” of Europe was designed to enlighten England’s young elite, introducing them to the masterful music, exceptional art, and decadent delights of the Continent.

From our starting point in England, we journey through France, Italy, and Germany, performing Baroque gems from Handel, Marais, Vivaldi, and Bach – including showpieces like Handel’s Arrival of the Queen of Sheba and Vivaldi’s spectacular Concerto for Two Trumpets.

Featuring:

Jeanne Lamon (leader/violin)
Renaud Lapierre (violin)
Richard Simoneau (trumpet)
Curtis Dietz (trumpet)
Symphony Nova Scotia

On the program:

Handel: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Marais: Suite from Alcyone
Corelli: Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 6
Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Trumpets
Bach: Violin Concerto in E major
Boyce: Symphony No. 5 in D major

About Jeanne Lamon:

“A toweringly influential figure in the musical life of Canada” - Canada Council for the Arts. Jeanne Lamon served as Music Director of Tafelmusik from 1981 to 2014. She is now Tafelmusik’s Music Director Emerita. During her tenure as director, Tafelmusik evolved into one of the world’s preeminent baroque orchestras. For this work, Ms. Lamon has received numerous awards, including honorary doctorates from York University, Mount Saint Vincent University and the University of Toronto. In 2000 she was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada, and in 2014, a Member of the Order of Ontario. Ms. Lamon guest directs orchestras across Canada and is a passionate teacher of young professionals. She recently moved to Victoria, British Columbia, where she continues to work as a violinist and director. She is also pursuing different interests, both musical and otherwise, and is looking forward to spending more time outdoors in the fresh ocean air.

Sponsored by Musique Royale: http://www.musiqueroyale.com/...

Tickets:

$35 ($30 advance). Students $10 at the door.. Available at Lunenburg’s Shop on the Corner.
Online at: https://www.canadahelps.org/e...

Friday, January 31, 7:30 p.m.
St. John's Anglican Church (Lunenburg)
64 Townsend St, Lunenburg

 

February 1, 2020 — A Baroque Grand Tour #2

In the 18th century, the “Grand Tour” of Europe was designed to enlighten England’s young elite, introducing them to the masterful music, exceptional art, and decadent delights of the Continent.

From our starting point in England, we journey through France, Italy, and Germany, performing Baroque gems from Handel, Marais, Vivaldi, and Bach – including showpieces like Handel’s Arrival of the Queen of Sheba and Vivaldi’s spectacular Concerto for Two Trumpets.

Featuring:

Jeanne Lamon (leader/violin)
Renaud Lapierre (violin)
Richard Simoneau (trumpet)
Curtis Dietz (trumpet)
Symphony Nova Scotia

On the program:

Handel: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Marais: Suite from Alcyone
Corelli: Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 6
Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Trumpets
Bach: Violin Concerto in E major
Boyce: Symphony No. 5 in D major

About Jeanne Lamon:

“A toweringly influential figure in the musical life of Canada” - Canada Council for the Arts. Jeanne Lamon served as Music Director of Tafelmusik from 1981 to 2014. She is now Tafelmusik’s Music Director Emerita. During her tenure as director, Tafelmusik evolved into one of the world’s preeminent baroque orchestras. For this work, Ms. Lamon has received numerous awards, including honorary doctorates from York University, Mount Saint Vincent University and the University of Toronto. In 2000 she was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada, and in 2014, a Member of the Order of Ontario. Ms. Lamon guest directs orchestras across Canada and is a passionate teacher of young professionals. She recently moved to Victoria, British Columbia, where she continues to work as a violinist and director. She is also pursuing different interests, both musical and otherwise, and is looking forward to spending more time outdoors in the fresh ocean air.

Tickets:

From the SNS box office or Online at: https://symphonynovascotia.ca...

Saturday, February 1, 7:30 p.m.
Convocation Hall (Wolfville)
Wolfville

 

February 2, 2020 — A Baroque Grand Tour #3

In the 18th century, the “Grand Tour” of Europe was designed to enlighten England’s young elite, introducing them to the masterful music, exceptional art, and decadent delights of the Continent.

From our starting point in England, we journey through France, Italy, and Germany, performing Baroque gems from Handel, Marais, Vivaldi, and Bach – including showpieces like Handel’s Arrival of the Queen of Sheba and Vivaldi’s spectacular Concerto for Two Trumpets.

Featuring:

Jeanne Lamon (leader/violin)
Renaud Lapierre (violin)
Richard Simoneau (trumpet)
Curtis Dietz (trumpet)
Symphony Nova Scotia

On the program:

Handel: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Marais: Suite from Alcyone
Corelli: Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 6
Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Trumpets
Bach: Violin Concerto in E major
Boyce: Symphony No. 5 in D major

About Jeanne Lamon:

“A toweringly influential figure in the musical life of Canada” - Canada Council for the Arts. Jeanne Lamon served as Music Director of Tafelmusik from 1981 to 2014. She is now Tafelmusik’s Music Director Emerita. During her tenure as director, Tafelmusik evolved into one of the world’s preeminent baroque orchestras. For this work, Ms. Lamon has received numerous awards, including honorary doctorates from York University, Mount Saint Vincent University and the University of Toronto. In 2000 she was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada, and in 2014, a Member of the Order of Ontario. Ms. Lamon guest directs orchestras across Canada and is a passionate teacher of young professionals. She recently moved to Victoria, British Columbia, where she continues to work as a violinist and director. She is also pursuing different interests, both musical and otherwise, and is looking forward to spending more time outdoors in the fresh ocean air.

Tickets:

From the SNS box office or Online at: https://symphonynovascotia.ca...

Sunday, February 2, 2 p.m.
St. Andrew’s Church
6036 Robie St., Halifax NS

 

February 29, 2020 — Citadel 415 presents "Party Like It's 1699!"

Performed by Henri Gauci on baroque flute and Lynette Wahlstrom on harpsichord using period instruments - reproductions of historic musical instruments used in the 18th century.

Come hear music that people were partying to back in the 18th century including works by Jacques Hotteterre, Michael de la Barre, and Louis de Caix d’Hervelois being performed on early 18th century French instruments tuned to baroque low French pitch and temperament.

When people think of baroque dance they often envision complex choreography, graceful motions, frilly dresses and enormous wigs. This of course is true to a certain extent, but “La Belle Dance” as it was called in 18th century France developed into an art form that guided much of the social and political life of Europe. Throughout human history dances may have differed from tribe to tribe, era to era or nation to nation, but the phenomenon of movement to music is as intuitive and universal to human beings as is our use of language. Although possible parallels between the elements of baroque and contemporary dance may or may not exist, there is little doubt the desire to “bust a move” upon hearing the latest dance music applied equally to the aristocrats of the 18th century as it does to party goers today. This program will explore the relationship of music and movement in the context of 18th century baroque dance.

Saturday, February 29, 7:30 p.m.
The Music Room
6181 Lady Hammond Rd, Halifax
Admission is $20 for Adults, $10 for students & seniors. Tickets will be available at the door.

 

July 31, 2020 — EMSNS updates as of: 2020-01-11

Latest updates are at the bottom. Stay tuned for more news!

2020-01-08. Movie details finalized. March 28 event canceled.
2020-01-10. Board meeting date set.
2020-01-11. Added Jeanne Lamon Baroque Tour x 3.
2020-01-11. Added Party Like it's 1699 by Citadel 415.