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Friday, January 16, 2009

Symphony Nova Scotia presents "The Last Night of the Proms. Ever!"

Symphony Nova Scotia presents The Last Night of the PromsĶ Ever!

Halifax, NS Pianist, conductor and stand-up comedian Rainer Hersch joins Symphony Nova Scotia on Friday, January 23 at 7:30 pm at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium to play on your musical funny bone. The star of BBCs Classical Music Unexplained takes on that jewel of the British concert season, The Last Night of the Proms.

"I have had the pleasure of visiting Canada many times over the last fifteen years, says Hersch. If there is one thing I know about Canadians it's that they have a love-hate relationship with the Brits and, in particular, the Royal Family.

While it's definitely not just about the royals, my show with Symphony Nova Scotia is about that feeling. Yes, it will be all the fun of Land of Hope and Glory and Rule Britannia, but not without us having a good laugh at the ridiculous, overblown self-importance of it all.

Hersch is excited to be back in Canada, especially on the East Coast. As it happens, after all these years this will be my first visit to Halifax, which I am massively looking forward to. I have already set my watch seven and a half minutes ahead... or whatever it is."

If youre a music lover with a sense of humour, dont miss this high-spirited, patriotic and downright cheeky take on everything musical and British from the man widely cited as Victor Borges comic heir.

Get your tickets now! Prices range from $32-47.50 (HST included), or you can pick up a subscription and save up to 30%. Student and group discounts are also available. Call 494.3820 or 1.800.874.1669, or visit

About Rainer Hersch

Rainer Hersch is a stand-up comedian, pianist and conductor who has performed on every major comedy stage in Britain and abroad. He has appeared twelve times at the Edinburgh Festival, and has been featured in comedy clubs all across Europe and in TV shows around the world.

About Symphony Nova Scotia
Expect the Unexpected with Symphony Nova Scotia from Baroque to Berlioz to bluegrass! Each year the 37-member ensemble performs for more than 40,000 audience members (including 14,000 young music lovers) in communities across Nova Scotia. Under the inspirational leadership of Bernhard Gueller, Symphony Nova Scotia is recognized as one of the finest orchestras in the country. Join the orchestra in celebrating its 25th anniversary this season!

Series sponsor: Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation

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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