Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Lilith Richter Stephenson, violin to lead the MCPA Chamber Orchestra Tuesday, May 24

Lilith Richter Stephenson will be leading the MCPA Chamber orchestra and soloing in a performance of Vivaldi's Spring at 7 p.m. at the Lilian Piercey Concert Hall in Halifax.

Congratulations Lilith!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Scotia Festival of Music includes Marc Djokic,Denise Djokic, Peter Allen, David Parker, David Murray and D'Arcy Gray

We are glad to see so many former NSTT scholarship recipients and award winners performing during the 2016 Scotia Festival of Music from May 23 to June 5 in Halifax.

They are
David Parker

Marc Djokic, violin www.marcdjokic.com
Denise Djokic, cello denisedjokic.com
Peter Allen, piano www.peterallenpiano.com
David Parker, french horn symphonynovascotia.ca
David Murray, bass www.butler.edu
D'Arcy Gray, percussion www.dal.ca/faculty

You can find more information about the Scotia Festival of Music at http://www.scotiafestival.ns.ca/

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Chloe Hart and Aliah Schwartz will perform at the Montreal Fringe Festival in June 2016

Chloe Hart and Aliah Schwartz

Aliah Schwartz, a student at Concordia University, and Chloe Hart, a student at École de danse contemporaine de Montréal, began their artistic partnership shortly after moving in together. Despite having both grown up in Nova Scotia, the pair hardly knew each other when deciding to be roommates. 

Throughout their artistic process, Schwartz and Hart developed a starkly aggressive yet compassionate physical vocabulary, as well as an inseparable friendship. 

Their piece, entitled Cornstarch and Other Dilemmas, is an exploration of coexistence, and the provoking potential of a hairdryer. More info on their website at 

The show will be presented at the Studio Multimédia du Conservatoire 4750 Ave Henri-Julien, Montreal.

June 10th @ 5:00
June 12th @ 8:15
June 14th @ 6:00
June 15th @ 8:00
June 18th @ 4:15
June 19th @ 8:30

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Katrina Westin wins Irene MacKinnon Memorial Voice Rose Bowl and the President’s Cup

Katrina Westin, mezzo-soprano
Congratulations to Katrina Westin, mezzo-soprano for winning the Irene MacKinnon Memorial Voice Rose Bowl and the President’s Cup at the 2016 Kiwanis Music Festival.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Vivian Macnab is part of KiDanCo on May 21 & 22, 2016

KiDanCo Celebrates Five Years of Innovative Dance Performance and our NSTT summer scholarship recipient Vivian Macnab is a part of it.
Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 PM

Sunday, May 22 at 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM
DANSpace-On-Grafton, 1531 Grafton Street, Halifax

KiDanCo, the resident pre-professional company for emerging dance artists at the Leica Hardy School of Dance will present their 5th annual Spring Season of contemporary dance repertoire.

The company will present the works of Kendra Armstrong, Ruth-Ellen Kroll Jackson (former NSTT scholarship recipient), Darryl Tracy and Artistic Director, Leica Hardy in this dynamic program of original works.

Tickets are $22 for adults, $16 for students (12+) and seniors (65+), and $11 for children. To reserve or purchase, please contact info@leicahardyschoolofdance.com or phone 466-0101. Payment may be made by cash, cheques to The KiDanCo Dance Society or E-transfer. Tickets at the door are cash only. More information can be found at http://leicahardyschoolofdance.com/kidanco/performance-season/

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Congratulations to Mimisu Lee and Lala Lee!

Mimisu Lee, french horn is the winner of the 2016 Brass and Wind Rosebowl and Lala Lee, piano is the (2nd time winner, 2015 and 2016) of Doctor Piano and Yamaha Canada Piano Rosebowl. Lala has an exciting summer ahead of her. She has been chosen to participate in Morningside Music Bridge, one of the prestigious international music festival for age 12—18 to celebrate its 20th anniversary in Beijing China.
Congratulations to both of you!

NS Talent Trust scholarship recipients
Mimisu (left) and Lala with proud grand-mother Helen

NSTalent Trust scholarship recipients
Mimisu with Kim Conrad & Craig McCormick, 2016 Rosebowl Donors and Presenters 

NS Talent Trust scholarship recipients
Mimisu with her teacher David Parker

Mimisu's teacher David Parker is a former NSTT scholarship recipient himself. He is the Principal Hornist of Symphony Nova Scotia since 2000 and teaches at Dalhousie's Fountain School of Performing Arts.

You can find more information about the Kiwanis Festival at http://www.hfxmusicfest.com/