Local NYO Alumni:
Our sixth concert of the Edges of Canada tour takes the NYO to Halifax to perform at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium to cap off the Atlantic Canada leg of our Edges of Canada tour. Housed inside the Dalhousie Arts Centre and home to Symphony Nova Scotia, the Rebecca Cohn is the largest soft-seat theatre in Halifax and has been where many of Nova Scotia's most memorable performances have taken place.
Since opening in 1971 with a concert that was headlined by cellist Gary Karr and the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, the Rebecca Cohn is considered to be one of the most integral venue in Nova Scotia's arts and culture community. Over the past 46 years, thousands of performers have performed on the stage of the Cohn, which includes some of the largest names in opera, dance, and popular music that include Diana Krall, Gordon Lightfoot, Luciano Pavarotti, and Renee Fleming.
More importantly, the Rebecca Cohn has a rich history as a venue that has been the home to some of the best symphonic concerts in the. Over the years, the auditorium has been the home of the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (1971-82) and Symphony Nova Scotia (1983 - present) and this summer, it will be the stage that the NYO will perform their exciting Edges of Canada program as we celebrate not only the 150th anniversary of confederation, but also our first trip to Halifax in more than a decade.