Saturday April 25 2020, 7:30 PM

The Firebird

St. John's Anglican Church Lunenburg
Saturday 25 April – 7:30 PM

$30 ($25 advance). Students $10 at the door. Available at Lunenburg’s Shop on the Corner, online and at the door.


Dinuk Wijeratne
piano / director

Zach Levin

Kailan Fournier


Due to new recommendations from Nova Scotia’s public health authorities regarding COVID-19, Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra’s presentation of The Firebird has been cancelled.

Musique Royale invites you to a concert of symphonic masterworks as JUNO-Award winning Dinuk Wijeratne returns to lead “The Firebird” with Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra . Hear Beethoven’s splendid Leonore Overture No. 3, Jocelyn Morlock’s uproarious Hullaballo, and a special featured performance with the accomplished winners of the Youth Orchestra’s annual Concerto Competition. Then, experience the Suite from Stravinsky’s magical Firebird, a tour de force that caused an absolute sensation at its premiere, and brought instant worldwide fame to its brilliant composer.

On the Program

Beethoven – Leonore Overture No. 3
Casadesus – Viola Concerto in the Style of J.C. Bach
Mozart – Clarinet Concerto in A major
Jocelyn Morlock – Hullabaloo
Stravinsky – Firebird Suite (1919)

About Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra

The Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1977. For over 40 years, the NSYO has provided students with educational opportunities not available at any university, public school, or conservatory in the province. The orchestra has been described by renowned professional conductors and musicians as one of the finest in Canada, and 85 percent of our nearly 1,000 alumni have gone on to jobs in music-related fields. In 2018, management of the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra was handed over to Symphony Nova Scotia. This new partnership follows the successful mentorship model of many top youth orchestras across North America, providing young musicians with increased opportunities for networking, volunteering, and hands-on learning.