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:

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 19–July 25, 2020
Boxwood Canada 2020
Registration for our 2020 festival is underway!

July 31, 2020
EMSNS updates as of: 2020-02-13
The latest updates to our website. Watch here for event changes.

 

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 19–July 25, 2020 — Boxwood Canada 2020

Registration is now open. Check out the line-up at http://boxwood.org/canada/

With programs for adults, teens and children, Boxwood brings together world-renowned artists to share their love of traditional and early music and dance in the beautiful UNESCO heritage site of Old Town Lunenburg in Nova Scotia, Canada. Professionals and amateurs alike are welcome at Boxwood, where the focus is on community building and making music together.

Town of Lunenburg
Nova Scotia

 

July 31, 2020 — EMSNS updates as of: 2020-02-13

Latest updates are at the bottom. Stay tuned for more news!
2020-02-03. Added Summer Boxwood event.
2020-02-13. Added Helios and Harpsichordist events.