Saturday, August 27, 2016

Mike Hirschbach performs in 'Shift' at the Atlantic Fringe Festival Sept 1-11, 2016

Mike Hirschbach is a former NSTT theatre scholarship recipient. He went off to work for Cirque de Soleil for many years. After his return to NS he established Halifax Circus. This year he performs in 'Shift' a look at his audition experience with Cirque de Soleil. 
'Shift' is a behind-the-scenes look at my successful Cirque du Soleil audition way back in 1998. Always wondered what goes on in a high stakes, demanding audition and how you prepare for it? Now's your chance to find out!
Please note that this has mature themes, and isn't suitable for young children.    Mike Hirschbach

'Shift' will play at
The Waiting Room (6040 Almon St, Halifax)
Thursday Sept 1st, 10:00PM
Friday Sept 2nd, 5:40PM
Saturday Sept 3rd, 12:00PM
Monday Sept 5th, 12:40PM
Saturday Sept 10th, 11:40AM & 5:20PM
Sunday Sept 11th, 1:05PM & 5:40PM
Ticket price: $12

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Veronique MacKenzie Exhibition at Gallery 1919 in Halifax

Veronique MacKenzie former NSTT scholarship recipient is not only a wonderful dancer but also a talented visual artist. 

Veronique's first solo exhibition can be seen at Gallery 1919 until September 16, 2016.

Gallery 1919 is located inside Dean's Flowers & Goody Basket at 6025 Stanley Street, Halifax. 
Opening hours are Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Ethan Xu, Andrew Son and Kristy Shin Fundraising Concert on August 23, 2016

Kristy Shin, Andrew Son and Ethan Xu perform together.

Meet three wonderful musicians and winners of the Debut Atlantic Award for Musical Excellence and Recipients of NSTT scholarships at this Fundraiser Concert for the Canadian Cancer Society. 

Tuesday, August 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Lilian Piercey Concert Hall
6199 Chebucto Road, Halifax

Admission is by Donation

Monday, August 15, 2016

Ron Murdock just released his book 'Born to Sing'

Ron Murdock book signing
Ron signing his book at the at the
 van Rossum Book Store in Amsterdam
(the oldest book store in the city) 

Photo credit
Robert van Sluis.
Ron Murdock, 
singer and vocal pedagogue
NSTT scholarship recipient from 1962-1970
Receiving scholarships from the Nova Scotia Talent Trust was crucial to my studies both in Montreal with Bernard Diamant and in Switzerland with Professor Frederick Husler and Yvonne Rodd-Marling.

Not only does the NSTT provide financial assistance but they are unique in that they follow the artists who they support and create work and publicity opportunities. It was my meeting with fellow award winner Annon Lee Silver in a series of Talent Trust summer concerts in 1964 which paved the way for me to study with Annon Lee’s teachers in Switzerland. It was this period of study which launched my career in Europe and North America.
I will forever be indebted to the Nova Scotia Talent Trust for their invaluable support during my formative years. Without their support I would never have made a professional career as a singer.

Ron Murdock recently released his new book Born to Sing which is now being used as a textbook in the singing department of Boston Conservatory of Music.
You can find more information at

Friday, August 5, 2016

Congratulations to Darren Hicks and Mark Morton for getting on the CBS's Music List: 30 hot Canadian Classical Musicians under 30

Congratulations Darren Hicks, bassoonist and 2013 winner of the Raymond Simpson Award. 


Congratulations Marc Morton, percussionist and former NSTT scholarship recipient. 

We are thrilled to see your hard work pay off. 

Read all about them at 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Luciana S. Fernandes directs 'The Uncanny' - now at the Bus Stop Theatre in Halifax, NS

'The Uncanny, when Fantasie is Too Rael'
Three Fairy Tales for Adults

Director Luciana S. Fernandes and Ivy Charles, actor are collaborating in one of the fairy tales.

Bus Stop Theatre

4 - 7 August, 2016 at 8PM
2PM matinee Sunday August 7th

2203 Gottingen Street, Halifax

(NOT suitable for young audiences)

More info at 
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