Thursday, January 15, 2015

Andrew Son at the Music Room

Andrew Son, 2014 NSTT Scholarship recipient,
Andrew Son, 2014 Scholarship Recipient
will have a piano recital on  

Sunday, January 25
at the Music Room at  
3:00 PM

free admission


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Clair Ahern, 2014 Raymond Simpson Award performs January 18 in Halifax

Dalhousie Music Department’s 24th Annual Student Musicale

Sunday, January 18 at 3 p.m.

MacAloney Room (room 406)
Reception to follow in room 401
Dalhousie Arts Centre
6101 University Avenue

Event Details

The Dalhousie Music Department invites you to its 24th Annual Student Musicale, sponsored by the Women’s Division of the Dalhousie Alumni Association (DAA).
This showcase provides an important performance opportunity for music students and a delightful afternoon’s entertainment for those in attendance. A reception will take place after the event.
The Musicale is the main fundraising event for scholarships and bursaries granted by the Women’s Division of the DAA.


Tickets can be purchased at the door. All tickets are $10.00. Tickets can also be purchased at Dalhousie’s Office of External Relations (902.494.8801).
For more information, please call 902.464.6399 or email the Women’s Division at
All proceeds go to the Dalhousie Alumni Association Women’s Division Scholarship and Bursary Fund.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Charley Young presents her visual work at MSVU Art Gallery

MSVU Art Gallery presents
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Charley Young, Rocky Mountains Diorama (detail) 2014 (image courtesy of the artist)

Beautiful Illusions
Melanie Colosimo &
Charley Young

Organized by MSVU Art Gallery
Ingrid Jenkner, Curator
10 January through 8 March 2015

OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, 17 January, 2 to 4pm. Opens jointly with Prospect 17: Joanna Close.

Beautiful Illusions presents works in graphic media by two young Nova Scotian artists. Colosimo’s principal practice is drawing; Young favours drawing and indexical techniques, such as casting and monoprinting. For both, materials and process are key determinants of the meaning of their works. Themes of memory, transitory states and trace imagery pervade their art.

The title of the exhibition evokes the realism with which each artist renders subjects such as the fa├žade of a wooden shack, a range of mountain peaks, or the intricate patterning of twisted wires in a chain-link fence. Virtuosic mimicry is not the only point of such images, however; “failures” such as smudges and anomalies of scale disrupt the illusions and remind viewers of the usually compliant but sometimes faltering hands and memories upon which the illusions depend.

ARTIST’S TALK & PUBLIC DRAWING EVENT Saturday, 7 February, 2 to 4pm. Visitors are invited to take part in a collaborative drawing project during Colosimo’s artist’s talk.

ARTIST’S TALK & WORKSHOP Saturday, 28 February, 2 to 4pm. Following a discussion of her work, Young will lead a workshop exploring textures through the art of frottage.

For more information please contact program coordinator, Susan Wolf, or visit our website
Melanie Colosimo, Chain-Link Fence (detail) 2014 (image courtesy of the artist)
Copyright © 2015 MSVU Art Gallery, All rights reserved.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Janice Jackson performs at Open Waters Festival Jan 13, 2015

Upstream Music Association


Open Waters Festival of New and Experimental Music

2 Music Filled Nights – 2 Central Locations – 11 Brilliant Performances
The Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre, 6101 University Ave, Halifax
The Atlantica Hotel, Commons Room,  1980 Robie Street, Halifax

Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 7:30 pm
The Sir James Dunn Theatre, Halifax
Featuring: Bernhard Gueller, conductor, Janice Jackson soprano, (NSTT 1987 Portia White Award) Simon Docking, piano
Symphony Nova Scotia explores emerging, unconventional, and cutting-edge symphonic music as part of the 2015 Open Waters New Music Festival. Hear our premiere performances of four compelling new works: Canadian composer Jeffrey Ryan's Juno-nominated Pangaea, Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina's mystical Piano Concerto, Anton Webern's meditative Symphony, Op. 21, and the world premiere of a brand-new composition from Halifax's own Jerome Blais, written especially for our orchestra.

Festival Pass:  $40 / $35 (students / seniors) – to buy go to
Available at the Dalhousie Arts Centre Box Office:
For information please call: 902-494-3820
Festival Pass:$40.00 Seniors and Students $35. Purchase through PayPal possible.
$20 Single entrance to either night and Saturday afternoon