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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Four cultures, four rhythms, and a full orchestra: Symphony Nova Scotia teams up with DRUM!

Four cultures, four rhythms, and a full orchestra: Symphony Nova Scotia teams up with DRUM!

Halifax, NS - Youve experienced the electrifying music, rhythms, and dance of DRUM! Now experience it with a full symphony orchestra for a truly incredible extravaganza. Symphony Nova Scotia joins DRUM! at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium for two very special performances on Sunday, October 4, 2009.

Symphony Nova Scotia has had the pleasure of truly being a part of Nova Scotias cultural heritage, said Erika Beatty, Symphony Nova Scotias CEO, at the official announcement June 24 in Park Lane Mall.

Weve partnered with Ron Bourgeois and the Acadian community with concerts such as Grou Tyme; weve performed with Mikmaq performer George Paul during the Atlantic Scene tour to Ottawas National Arts Centre; weve joined African Nova Scotian artists onstage for our Martin Luther King Jr. tribute concerts and sold-out Motown performances with artists like Dutch Robinson; and weve also embraced the Celtic music community through concerts created by Scott Macmillan in our Maritime Pops series and tours to Cape Breton.

We are so delighted to come full circle by being part of Brookes and Fiona Diamonds vision of bringing cultural elements together to showcase the best of Nova Scotias music with the extraordinary performers of DRUM!

DRUM! runs this fall from September 29 to October 4 at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium. Symphony Nova Scotia performs with DRUM! for its final two shows on Sunday, October 4 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm. Tickets are $49, and are very limited call 494.3820 or visit

About DRUM!

DRUM! is a powerfully moving musical extravaganza that for over a decade has brought audiences throughout North America and beyond to their feet. DRUM!s heart-pounding combination of music, dance, rhythm and song tells of the arrival, settlement, struggles, and ultimate coming together of four of North Americas founding cultures as seen through the lens of our first Nations experience.

About Symphony Nova Scotia
Symphony Nova Scotia is Nova Scotias orchestra. Each year more than 50,000 audience members (including 15,000 young music lovers) join us in communities across Nova Scotia for performances of the music they love from baroque and classical to pop and rock and folk. Under the inspirational leadership of Music Director Bernhard Gueller, Symphony Nova Scotia is recognized as one of the finest orchestras in the country. Visit to learn more, listen online, or subscribe today!

Symphony Nova Scotia is grateful to the Canada Council for the Arts, Nova Scotia Tourism, Culture, and Heritage, and the Halifax Regional Municipality for their continued support.

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