Saturday, October 31, 2015

Suzanne Rigden, soprano home for Opera Nova Scotia Recital on Friday, November 6, 2015

Suzanne Rigden, one of the brightest new singing stars on the Canadian opera scene, will return to her native HRM to offer the Opera Nova Scotia Distinguished Artist Recital, 
Friday, November 6, 7:30 p.m., Lilian Piercey Concert Hall, Maritime Conservatory for the Performing Arts in Halifax.

The brilliant and vivacious young soprano will sing a program of lyric concert repertoire and virtuoso operatic solos. A special highlight will be Zerbinetta’s Aria from Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, perhaps the most challenging feat in opera. Her pianist will be Tara Scott.

Suzanne Rigden is a NSTT scholarship recipient and the winner of the 2007 NSTT Portia White Award

The Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts,     
6199 Chebucto Road, Halifax

Tickets available at the door or through Opera NS Office 902-425-8586
General Admission $35.00 (incl. HST and $10 tax receipt) Students $5.00

Friday, October 30, 2015

LaLa Lee plays Shostakovich with the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra

LaLa Lee, piano will play Shostakovich with the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra.

Saturday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m. at
the deCoste Centre in New Glasgow

Sunday, November 22 at 7:00 p.m. at
St. Matthew's Church, Halifax

For more information please go to:

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Portia White one of the inductee to the Music Hall of Fame at Casino Nova Scotia

Portia White, contralto and Nova Scotia Talent Trust's first scholarship recipient in 1944 will be one of the five inductee into the Music Hall of Fame at Casino Nova Scotia.

Reeny Smith who won the NSTT Portia White Award in 2010 will be on stage at the Inductee Gala to pay tribute to Portia White as well as the other inductee which are Rita MacNeil, Anne Murray, John Allan Cameron, and Brookes Diamond Productions (Brookes and Fiona Diamond).
Inductee Gala at Casino Nova Scotia in Halifax
November 1, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Schooner Showroom

Tickets:Casino Nova Scotia Price:$50 (plus tax & service charge)

From Casino NS website:
The Music Hall of Fame will celebrate Atlantic Canadian musicians and industry leaders who have attained commercial success and continue to have a positive impact on the Atlantic Canadian music scene locally, nationally and internationally. The Music Hall of Fame will be a place where Nova Scotians, tourists, fans and history buffs can learn about the history of music from Atlantic Canada and the significance of our music and artists (past and present) on the world stage.

Credit to Casino Nova Scotia at

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Katie Cochrane to play Sister Margaretta in "The Sound of Music"

Broadway Atlantic Theatre will present "The Sound of Music", as their inaugural performance at 
Katie Cochrane

The Spatz Theatre in Halifax
12-14 & 20-22 

Under the direction of Nina Scott-Stoddart and featuring a talented and experienced troupe of Atlantic Canadian performers, musicians and technicians.

2015 scholarship recipient, Katie Cochrane will be playing the role of Sister Margaretta. 

For more information visit the Broadway Atlantic website: 

or the Broadway Atlantic Facebook page at:

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Jeff Joudrey and Halifax Camerata Singers to launch new CD 'A Time For All Things'

Congratulations to Artistic Director, Jeff Joudrey (former NSTT scholarship recipient) and the Halifax Camerata Singers to the launch of their new CD A Time For All Things  

October 15, 2015
at 6:30 pm

Paul O'Regan Hall

Halifax Central Library

Find out more at

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Shandi Mitchell, filmmaker wins two Film Prices at the 2015 Lunenburg Doc Fest

Shandi Mitchell - Photo credit: Alan MacLeod
Shandi Mitchell's Tell Me won the Best Short Film and the Best Atlantic Short Film prices at the Lunenburg Doc Fest. Tell Me explores a daughter and father relationship. 

In the Lunenburg Doc Fest's press release Shandi states: The Lunenburg Doc Festival has been an exceptional experience of extraordinary people, remarkable stories, and a town with a heart as big as the sea that pulses with art, culture, and heritage. 

Congratulations Shandi!

You can find more about Shandi at

and more about the Lunenburg Doc Fest

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