Music

All concerts at 7:30 pm unless noted(*). Tickets available at the Dalhousie Arts Centre Box Office. Tel. 902-494-3820 or 1-800-874-1669, dal.ca/artscentre
$15/$10 for individual tickets or purchase a 5-event package and save!
Thursday, Nov 28 DJ, Projections, and a Wind Ensemble
DJ and electronic musician from Fredericton NB, Indigo Poirier joins us for a night of music like you’ve never heard before. Classics of wind ensemble repertoire merge with new beats, loops, projections, a light show, and live mixing to create a seamless evening of club music and classics. Bring your glow sticks and join us to dance the night away. The Dal Wind Ensemble is conducted by Jacob Caines.
7:30 pm
St. Andrew's Church

Saturday, Nov 30

**CANCELLED**

Through the Mirror
*****CANCELLED*****
 
Tuesday, Dec 3 Poetic Pictures at the Symphony
Maestro Leonardo Perez leads the Dalhousie Symphony Orchestra through Debussy’s beautiful symphonic poem, Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, inspired by Stéphane Mallarmé’s Symbolist poem of a mythical faun and his pan-pipes. We’ll also hear Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, inspired by both Mozart’s melodic style and by Russian folk dances, before a tour through Mussorgsky’s vivid Pictures at an Exhibition (Ravel orchestration).
7:30 pm
St. Andrew's Church
Thursday, Feb 13 Concerto Night!
The Fountain School's finest musicians are selected by audition to perform exciting works in this musical extravaganza with the Dal Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leonardo Perez. Also featuring a premiere of a student composition. Mark your calendars for our most popular concert of the year!
7:30 pm
Sir James Dunn Theatre
Friday, March 13 Guitars Galore
This entertaining concert will include a wide variety of guitar music spanning classical, Celtic, and jazz.  Featuring group performances by guitar students, Scott Macmillan, and other Dal faculty.  
7:30 pm
The Music Room
Saturday, March 21 Facade
Edith Sitwell’s poetry and William Walton’s music come together in one of the most interesting and colourful pieces in wind ensemble repertoire, Façade. The concert also features new works and a few literary surprises. “By the rivers of the sun I will feed my words, Until they skip like those of fleeced lambs, the waterfalls, and the rivers, (horned rams)”. The Dal Wind Ensemble is conducted by Jacob Caines.
7:30 pm
Cathedral Church of All Saints
Sunday, March 29

Understory
“Understory” is the botanical term for all that grows beneath the forest canopy. This program inspires us to think about generations of trees and their stories. The centrepiece is the Canadian premiere of Understory, an immersive, interactive work by internationally-recognized Carla Kihlstedt, which invites the audience to walk amongst singers listening to individual “trees” while also hearing the “forest” community. The Dalhousie Chorus is conducted by Christina Murray.

FREE admission

2:00 pm*
Paul O'Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library
Wednesday, April 1 Mike Stern, Jazz Guitarist
The Dal Jazz Ensemble welcomes Mike Stern, one of the most esteemed electric guitarists of his generation. His four-decade career has involved collaborations with Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius, Blood, Sweat & Tears, and more, as well as multiple GRAMMY®-nominated recordings. A soloist whose blistering chops combine rock-fusion firepower with sophisticated jazz harmonies and bluesy string-bending, Stern instantly elevates any gig he plays.The Dal Jazz Ensemble is directed by Chris Mitchell.
7:30 pm
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
Saturday, April 4 Timeless Classics
Our thrilling final concert of the Chamber Music Residency Program begins with a movement from Mendelssohn’s jovial Octet in E-Flat major. Fauré’s Piano Quartet in C minor is one of his most beloved chamber works and clears a path to Dvorak’s monumental Piano Quintet in A major. Performers include Ara Gregorian, violin, Rachel Desoer, cello, Leonardo Perez, viola, and Peter Allen, piano.
3:00 pm*
Sir James Dunn Theatre