NEWS: PEI Artists & Symphony Nova Scotia to Perform ‘A Sound Celebration’ During East Coast Music Week 2011

Concert Part of City of Charlottetown’s 2011 Cultural Capital of Canada Launch Celebrations

(Charlottetown) – PEI Artists Jenn Grant, Meaghan Blanchard, Paper Lions, Richard Wood and Vishtèn will join musical forces with Symphony Nova Scotia, under Music Director Bernhard Gueller and Resident Conductor Martin MacDonald, in A Sound Celebration on Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 pm at the Homburg Theatre in the Confederation Centre of the Arts. The concert is one of the kick off events as part of East Coast Music Week 2011 and formally launches the City of Charlottetown’s 2011 Cultural Capital of Canada programming.

“ECMA’s inaugural collaboration with Symphony Nova Scotia – one of Canada’s premier professional orchestras – truly fulfills ECMA’s priority to develop and forge innovative and long term cultural partnerships that contribute to our members and our industry,” says Su Hutchinson, executive director of the East Coast Music Association. Hutchinson adds that the concert is certainly extra special at a time where Charlottetown is being highlighted. “The fact that this has been born in Charlottetown – and launches the city’s Cultural Capitals celebrations - ensures a foundation for a world class evening of music, entertainment and cultural exchange.”

Tickets are $50 plus applicable taxes and fees and can be purchased at the Confederation Centre of the Arts Box Office or on-line at

A Sound Celebration is a partnership between the ECMA, the City of Charlottetown through its Cultural Capital of Canada designation, Symphony Nova Scotia, and Music PEI.

East Coast Music Week 2011 will take place in Charlottetown, PEI, from April 13-17. The event is part of the ECMA's mandate to foster, promote and develop East Coast music.

The Cultural Capital of Canada programming for 2011 is made possible through financial contributions by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the City of Charlottetown and the Province of Prince Edward Island through the Department of Tourism and Culture, along with numerous creative community partnerships.

The East Coast Music Association would like to also acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada’s private radio broadcasters.


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