Sunday, August 13, 2017

Julia Millett performs at Summer Chamber Music Festival in Lunenburg on August 23, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Julia Millett

Julia Millett, oboe will perform Bach

Wednesday, August 23 

at 8 p.m.
Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance

Summer Chamber Music Festival: Bach Double Concerto

Concert three of LAMP's Summer Chamber Music series features Italian violinist Marcus Placci with pianist Marika Bournaki and oboist Julia Millett. Program to include the Bach Double Concerto.

Tickets to all of the performances listed below are available from the box office at 902-634-8667. They are also sold at Shop on the Corner, 263 Lincoln Street, Lunenburg.

Please check for up dates at

Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance
97-101 Kaulbach Street
Lunenburg NS

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Call for Entries to the 75th Anniversary Talent Trust Exhibition - Deadline Sept 22, 2017

We are celebrating our 75th Anniversary in 2019!

Call for Entries to the 75th Anniversary Talent Trust Exhibition

NS Talent Trust Exhibition Call

This exhibition is open to practicing visual artists who have received scholarships from the Nova Scotia Talent Trust. Artists are invited to propose works completed in the past 15 years, including works held in Nova Scotian public collections.

Works will be selected by curators from the participating galleries. Artists’ exhibition fees and art transportation will be paid. An exhibition catalogue is planned.

Exhibition venues:
  • MSVU Art Gallery, Halifax, May - July 2019
  • Cape Breton University Art Gallery, Sydney, in the fall 2019
  • Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth, November 2019 - October 2020

We are very thankful that Ingrid Jenkner, curator of the MSVU Art Gallery has agreed to help us with all the details for a successful exhibition. Thank you Ingrid!!!

Application Deadline: 22 September 2017

You can find and download a fill-able application form with all the details at

All questions and inquires about the 75th Anniversary Exhibition should be sent directly to Ingrid Jenkner at Ingrid.jenkner(at)

The Visual Arts Exhibition will be the venues for readings, film screenings, artist talks, and music and dance performances by Talent Trust scholarship recipients. A separate call will go out early in 2018.

Further questions about the 75th anniversary can be sent to 75anniversary(at)

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Ellis Yuen Rapati, violist will play with the National Youth Orchestra on July 31, 2017


Monday, July 31, 7:30 pm
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax

Ellis Yuen-Rapati is a 2012 Talent Trust scholarship recipient. 

In celebration of Canada’s 150th, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada returns to Halifax for the first time in over a decade as a part of their Edges of Canada tour!

Hear 92 of the best young musicians in the country perform live alongside indigenous Canadian artists in this thrilling, inspirational concert experience.

Featuring Strauss’ spectacular Death and Transfiguration, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, and The Unsilent Project – a brand-new, youth-oriented response to Truth and Reconciliation.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Reeny Smith performs with Symphony Nova Scotia July 19 - July 26, 2017 at various locations.

Reeny Smith will perform with Symphony Nova Scotia

Photo: Reeny Smith website
Wednesday, July 19, 12:30 and 2:00 pm
Pier 21, Rowe Hall, Halifax
Saturday, July 22, 11:00 am and 12:30 pm
Alderney Landing Theatre, Dartmouth
Tuesday, July 25, 11:00 am and 12:30 pm
Wednesday, July 26, 11:00 am and 12:30 pm
Halifax Central Library O’Regan Hall, Halifax
Celebrate Nova Scotia’s vibrant musical landscape in this lively, fun, and free concert experience for the whole family! Featuring Symphony Nova Scotia, singer Reeny Smith, and drummer Trevor Gould, this full-orchestra event brings together Mi’kmaq chants and drumming, African Nova Scotian songs, Acadian fiddling and dancing, and new symphonic music – plus traditional favourites like Stan Rogers’ The Bluenose and Farewell to Nova Scotia. Don’t miss this symphonic celebration of the rich, colourful, and powerful music of our beloved home by the sea.
You can find more information about Reeny Smith at

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Gina Burgess and Matt Myer with Gypsophilia at the Halifax Jazz Festival July 16, 8:30pm

Gina Burgess and Matt Myer play with Gypsophilia at the Jazz Festival
photo: Gypsophilia website

Sunday, July 16, 8:30pm
Waterfront Main Stage
With The Mellotones


Halifax-based Gypsophilia is a group of six performers (including Talent Trust scholarship recipients Matt Myer and Gina Burgess) playing original high-energy jazz that is by turns angular, sweet, nostalgic, modern and raucous. 

In recent years Gypsophilia has become a formidable touring outfit, regularly crisscrossing the continent and playing to sold-out crowds all over Canada and the US. Their killer live shows and danceable, genre-bending sound have made them an audience favourite at major festivals and small clubs alike. With a combination of serious musicianship, humour and showmanship they are capable of enchanting a sit-down crowd one moment, and whipping people into a dancing, clapping, singing frenzy the next.

You can find more information about Gypsophilia at

Monday, July 3, 2017

Reeny Smith at Halifax Jazz Festival July 15, 2017 at 8:30pm Main Stage

Reeny Smith will be singing for you at the Halifax Jazz Festival 2017
photo: Reeny Smith - Jazz Festival website

Saturday July 15th, 8:30pm

Waterfront Main Stage

With Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals

From the Jazz Festival website: 
Smith’s silky soulful voice—honed as a jazz major at St. F.X.—is undeniable. She’s quickly become a rising R&B/hip-hop artist in just a few years, accomplishing much in a scant amount of time, including an opening slot for Grammy winner Lisa Fischer, winning three African Nova Scotian Music Association awards, and in 2015 being named Artist-in-Residence at Casino Nova Scotia. A sensitive, powerful performer, Smith will transfix you as she lifts you up.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Happy Canada Day!

We are wishing you a Happy Canada Day!

Summer office hours:
Our office will be closed during the summer. 
We will be back on September 5, 2017. 

Believe in the Creativity of Nova Scotians

Friday, June 30, 2017

This weekend! LAMP in Lunenburg will be host to performances by Ellen Gibling, Suzie LeBlanc and a world premiere for string quartet by composer Gavin Fraser.

Ellen Gibling, harp performs

Friday, June 30, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance

Boxwood's Celtic Harp Celebration with Alys Howe, Cheryl Reid O'Hagan, Ellen Gibling and Lydia Maksym

Gavin Fraser, composer world premier

Saturday, July 1, 2017 – 2:00 p.m.
Presbyterian church hall

Free concert at the historic Presbyterian church hall coinciding with the unveiling of new works by Kirk Mechar.

Performed by the Iris Ensemble, a quartet comprised of musicians from across Canada, works by Ernest MacMillan, Jean Papineau Couture and a world premiere of a new work for string quartet by Antigonish composer Gavin Fraser, commissioned by LAMP.

Suzie LeBlanc, soprano performs

Saturday, July 1, 2017 – 7:00 p.m.Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance

The Verona String Quartet, Robert Aitken, and Suzie LeBlanc (soprano) featuring works by Dinuk Wijeratne and world premiering new work by Robert Aitken for string quartet, flute and soprano as well as Dvořák quintet with Walter Delahunt.

More information can be found on the LAMP website at and

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Reeny Smith performing at Stanfest in Canso, NS on July 2, 2017 at 11 a.m.

Reeny Smith will perform at the Stanfest on

Sunday, July 2 at 11 a.m.

The Mainstage Gospel hour will include:
One Bright Morning I’ll Fly Away Sanctified Brothers, Reeny Smith, Leonard Sumner, Salt and Light Bluegrass, JP Cormier

More information about the Stan Rogers Folk Festival in Canso, NS can be found at:

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Join Brandt Eisner at the Marigold Cultural Centre, Truro for his solo show, "Shirts Vs Skins 2 - Curveball" Opening July 5, 2017

Join Brandt Eisner at the Marigold Cultural Centre for his solo show, "Shirts Vs Skins 2 - Curveball" 

Opening Reception

July 5 at 7 p.m.

The Marigold Cultural Centre

605 Prince Street, Truro NS

Exhibition will continue until July 30, 2017.

This exhibition will include selected pieces from his first "Shirts Vs Skins" show, which was held at Swoon Fine Art in 2013. Since that time, he has worked on new pieces which continue on the theme of masculinity and identity, within the narrative of sports, childhood, and the expectations of fitting into social "norms".

Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
605 Prince Street, Truro NS
For additional info call 1 902 897 4004

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Thank you Devin Huang for a great concert at the RBC branch in Halifax!

l-r back row: Justice Arthur LeBlanc, Elizabeth MacDonald, Lynn Stodola, Jennifer Wang and Devin Hung front.
Devin Huang played seven pieces for us. Everyone present was amazed. Thank you Devin!

Thank you to Devin's mtother Jennifer Wang that was willing to spend lots of time helping organizing it all, Lynn Stodola, Devin's piano teacher that helped him chose the music, and Elizabeth MacDonald, RBC Branch Manager for all your support. After the concert we met Justice Arthur LeBlanc. 

We thank the RBC Foundation for their ongoing support!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Today June 26, 2017 meet Devin Huang at RBC Hollis Street in Halifax. Devin will play for you!

Today June 26, 2017 meet Devin Huang at RBC: 1871 Hollis Street in Halifax. 
Devin will play for you at 12 p.m. 

Devin and his mother Jennifer are helping the Talent Trust to thank the RBC Foundation for their ongoing support. 

Donate today to the Talent Trust and show us that you believe in the Creativity of Nova Scotians as well. 

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Jeff Joudrey takes his choir Halifax Camerata Singers to Edmonton International Choral Festival

Text and Photo: Halifax Camerata Singers press release

The ECMA-nominated Halifax Camerata Singers (HCS) with special guests, Rhapsody Quintet and actor Jeremy Webb are taking Halifax 1917:  From Dreams to Despair to the first Edmonton International Choral FestivalJune 1-4, as invited guests of Pro Coro Canada.

Camerata’s performance is on Friday, June 2 at 8:00 p.m. at All Saints Anglican Cathedral in Edmonton.

Artistic Director Jeff Joudrey commented “We wanted to tell a Nova Scotian story in Edmonton, and were delighted when the Artistic Director of Pro Coro Canada, Michael Zaugg, accepted our suggestion of taking the Explosion show to a Western audience.  We are also so excited to perform with Pro Coro and Sweden’s Voces Nordicae and to work with master choral conductor, Robert Sund.”

Also travelling to Edmonton are Halifax’s award-winning Rhapsody Quintet (Jennifer Jones, violin; Shimon Walt, cello; David Langstroth, bass; Eileen Walsh, clarinet and Diana Torbert, piano) and Halifax’s favorite actor/director/producer Jeremy Webb.  For more information on Rhapsody Quintet, please visit and on Jeremy Webb:

Jeff Joudrey and Jennifer Jones are former NS Talent Trust recipients. 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Katerina Bakolias Playwright Unit Participant: reading at the Bus Stop on Friday, May 26 at 9 p.m.

Playwright Unit – Off the Page

featured readings at
the BusStop Theatre, Halifax
May 26 at 9 p.m.

from works in progress under the guidance of Eastern Front Theatre’s Writer in Residence, Shelley Thompson. 

This year’s three Playwright Unit participants are: Sam Horak, Katerina Bakolias, Kim Parkhill, Laura Burke, Andrew Chandler, Sarah Jane Blenkhorn, Amy Groening, Dan Bray and Liz Richardson. There will also be an excerpt of Shelley Thompson’s new play, Bloody Jubilee.

The full schedule for this year’s STAGES Festival is available at

Tickets are available through Ticket Halifax
with prices ranging from $free-$25; they’re available in person at The Coast (2309 Maynard Street).

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

India Gailey, cello and Ellen Gibling, harp will perform music composed by Adam Langille and Lucas Oickle on May 2 at 8 p.m. in Halifax

India Gailey, cello May 2, 2017 at 8 p.m. 1313 Hollis Street, Halifax

This concert of new pieces for cello will present an ethereal selection of musical palettes imagined by emerging composers Liam Elliot, Adam Langille, Lucas Oickle, and India herself. Also featuring Ellen Gibling, harp, and Norman Adams, cello.

Wonderful to see NSTT scholarship recipients to play pieces composed by NSTT scholarship recipients. (smile)

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Claire Ahern, Graduation Recital April 25, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's Church in Halifax

Claire Ahern, flute Graduation Recital Tuesday, April 25at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's Church in Halifax

Congratulations Claire!

Claire will be accompanied by Danbee Ko, piano and Jacob MacDonald, cello

The recital will take place at St. Andrews Church, 1390 Robie Street, Halifax. 
Free admission. 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Jennifer Jones to perform with Rhapsody Quintet on April 22, 2017 at 7:30 pm in Dartmouth

Jennifer Jones, violin performs with Rhapsody Quintet on

Saturday, April 22 

at 7:30 p.m. 

Woodlawn United Church, Dartmouth

The concert begins with Youth Performer's The Dartmouth Jazz Choir. 

Woodlawn United Church, 54 Woodlawn Road, Dartmouth, NS

Friday, April 21, 2017

Ambera Wellmann, visual artist Exhibition Opening on April 21, 2017 at Suzanne Biederberg Gallery, Amsterdam

Ambera Wellmann, 2017. Ravenous Night Dour Sins, oil on linen, 90 x 80 cm 

Slipper is an exhibition of new porcelain sculptures by Shary Boyle, and oil paintings by Ambera Wellmann

Exhibition runs from 

22 April to 27 May, 2017

The Canadian artists respond to 18th century European porcelain traditions: seducing through materiality while subverting classical form and subject through uncanny and feminist dialogues. Slipper acknowledges slippage, from surface to shape, from 2D to 3D, and image to object. Dutch artist, filmmaker and writer Ine Poppe will introduce her new freeform ceramic experiments as counterpoint.

Ambera Wellmann (Berlin) is an emerging Canadian artist working in painting, assemblage, photography and video. Wellmann uses porcelain in her paintings as a surrogate for the human form to explore themes of mimesis, violence and affect. She is the recipient of numerous Canadian grants and awards, and has been exhibited widely throughout Canada. The presentation of Wellmann's paintings in our exhibition SLIPPER is her premiere in Europe.

Suzanne Biederberg Gallery
Eerste Egelantiersdwarsstraat 1, Amsterdam 1015 RW 


Gallery Opening hours: Thursday - Saturday 2 to 6 pm and by appointment 

Application Deadline May 1 at 5 p.m. (ADT) is approaching fast

Supporting Nova Scotians studying in the arts since 1944 with scholarships and special awards. 

We support theatre, dance, new media, visual arts, literary arts, circus arts, music, and film studies.

Application deadline for Fall/Winter studies is May 1, 2017 at 5 p.m. (ADT)

(no age restriction)

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Cecilia Concerts presents Suzie LeBlanc, soprano in Le Jongleur de Notre-Dameon April 9, 2017 at 2 p.m. in Halifax

Cecilia Concerts presents

April 9, 2017 – 2:00PM
Suzie LeBlanc, soprano - Cecilia Concerts

Le Jongleur de Notre-Dame

Suzie LeBlanc, Soprano

Suzie LeBlanc, Soprano; with Opera Nova Scotia Chorus and Musicians under the direction of Dr. Walter H. Kemp
Highlights from Massenet’s opera, presented in concert opera format, features Suzie LeBlanc in the male title role of Jean. Based on medieval Miracle plays, it is a quaint mixture of the purely mundane with the supernatural.
Presenting Partner
Cecilia Concerts | Halifax, Nova Scotia | Partner | Opera Nova Scotia
Concert Location
Lilian Piercey Concert Hall
Maritime Conservatory of the Performing Arts
6199 Chebucto Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia
For more information please go to Cecilia Concerts' website: 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Claire Ahern is one of the winners of the Dal Concerto Night Competition. Performing on Thursday, Feb 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sir James Dunn Theatre.

Claire Ahern is one of the
winners of the Dal Concerto Night Competition. Congratulations Claire!

She will be performing with the Dalhousie Orchestra on 
Thursday, Feb 16 
at 7:30 p.m. 
at the Sir James Dunn Theatre, Halifax

Claire won the 2014 NSTT Raymond Simpon Award. 

The Dalhousie Orchestra is conducted by Peter Allen another former NSTT scholarship recipient. (smile)

$15 / $10

Additional Information

All performances at 7:30 pm. Tickets available at the Dalhousie Arts Centre Box Office and at the door. Tel. 902.494.3820 or 1.800.874.1669. $15 / $10 for individual tickets or purchase a 5-event package and save! See details in our Season brochure or contact the FSPA office.

Mark Morton touring with Architekt Percussion for Debut Atlantic's Concert Season from March 10-26, 2016

Photo: Debut Atlantic website
Architek Percussion is committed to the development and presentation of new Canadian music. The quartet has premiered over 20 new works by composers such as Eliot Britton, Christos Hatzis, Nicole Lizée, and Lukas Ligeti. The quartet’s current repertoire reflects the cultural and stylistic diversity of North American contemporary music. Architek Percussion consists of Ben Duinker, Mark Morton (former NSTT scholarship recipients), Ben Reimer, and Alessandro Valiante.

Architek Percussion is a Montreal-based quartet specializing in the performance of experimental, minimalist, multi-disciplinary, and electroacoustic chamber music. Founded in early 2012, the quartet has quickly established itself as a dynamic force in Canada’s vibrant new music community; equally comfortable in performing classic repertoire and exploring new terrain through commissions and premieres. In addition to self-producing a concert series in Montreal, Architek Percussion has recently appeared as guests of Ottawa New Music Creators, live@CIRMMT, Innovations en Concert, Cluster Festival, and toured Canada’s maritime provinces. Appearances in 2014-15 include PASIC Focus Day (Indianapolis), New Music Edmonton, Codes d’Acces, Groundswell (Winnipeg),The Music Gallery (Toronto), and Scotia Festival of Music (Halifax).

To find out more go to:

Monday, January 30, 2017

The Music of Peter Allen with Peter Allen and the Blue Engine String Quartet on February 12, 2017 at 2 p.m.

Peter Allen, Piano;
Patricia Creighton, Flute; Richard Hornsby, Clarinet; and Blue Engine String Quartet (Jennifer Jones, violin and Hilary Brown, cello are former scholarship recipients as well)

Sunday, February 12
at 2 p.m.

Lilian Piercy Concert Hall
6199 Chebucto Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Peter Allen is one of Nova Scotia's best-known pianists and one of our most noted composers. This concert will feature his music for string quartet, clarinet, flute, and of course, piano.

Photo of Peter Allen:

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Eszter Horvath to perform with Helios Vocal Ensemble on January 29, 2017 at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts

Photo and information from Cecilia Concerts website

Cecilia Concerts
January 29, 2017 – 2:00PM

Helios Vocal Ensemble

Eszter Horvath, Elisabeth Stones, Andrew Pickett, Garth MacPhee, and John Mark Dawson

Helios is Atlantic Canada’s premier vocal ensemble, performing sacred and secular music, specializing in Renaissance polyphony, a fluid and unifying musical language defining its time. The group’s classical a cappella concerts have been a hit across the Maritimes.

Eszter Horvath won the 2016 NSTT Kenneth Elloway Award. 

Concert LocationLilian Piercey Concert Hall
Maritime Conservatory of the Performing Arts
6199 Chebucto Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Open Waters Festival with Gina Burgess and Janice Jackson from January 6-10, 2017

Open Waters Festival

January 6-10, 2017
Saturday, Jan. 7: 
Gina Burgess Trio, 10:45 PM at the Company House.
Sunday, Jan. 8: 
Vocalypse Productions Janice Jackson, PROTEST, 7:30 PM at Dunn Theatre.
The Open Waters Festival of New and Improvised Music celebrates the confluence of musical traditions, the mixing of the spontaneous and the calculated, the spray between the traditional and experimental.
Dalhousie Arts Centre Box Office:
Further information for all 14 events can found at: