Nova Sinfonia performs concerts of classical, romantic, 20th-century and pops music. Founded in 1995, the symphony orchestra provides an opportunity for professional and amateur musicians to rehearse and perform orchestral repertoire. The orchestra strives to provide a high standard of musical performance as a complement to the professional musical offerings within the community.

One of the goals of Nova Sinfonia is to provide an opportunity for musicians from the Maritimes to perform as guest artists. To this end Nova Sinfonia has engaged young musicians from the community who are at the beginning of their careers, as well as performers who are well established, often bringing them home to Nova Scotia for the performance.

Volunteer Committee

Sachiko Akikawa-Bauer
Personnel (upper strings)

Michael Chisholm
Chair, Librarian

Julie Cuming

Elizabeth DuBois McCarthy
Advisor, Personnel (winds)

Susan Helliwell
Advisor, Personnel (brass, percussion)

Pauline Josey
Advisor, Personnel (lower strings)

Scott Pronych

Patricia Roberts

John Rowe
Social Media

John Spearns

Melisa Wong

Nova Sinfonia Founders and Previous Advisors

Jim Danson
Carolyn Davies
Ian Mann
Ifan Williams
Pat Wyman