March 23, 2017
A Second Rush of Classical Guitar Coming to Nova Scotia!
HALIFAX, NS – One of Canada’s preeminent classical guitarists, Emma Rush is set to return to Nova Scotia for the second leg of her Debut Atlantic tour from April 1 – April 8, 2017. With such a powerful stage presence, it is no wonder that her career has commanded world recognition, taking her to tour throughout China, Europe, the United States, Mexico and, of course, Canada. Rush will present a compelling program rich with folk traditions, as well as ‘Briny Ocean’ by Canada’s own Dale Kavanagh, a work depicting the dramatic weather of the Atlantic coast and the feelings of nostalgia for one’s home.
Emma will start things off in Antigonish on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 8:00pm performing for the Antigonish Performing Arts Series in Immaculata Hall, St. F.X.. She will then head to Annapolis Royal to perform in the King’s Theatre on April 2, 2017 at 7:30pm. On Thursday, April 6, 2017 Emma will appear at the Osprey Arts Centre in Shelburne at 7:00pm and on Friday, April 7, 2017 she will perform at Paul’s Hall in Glen Haven. Emma’s final performance will be on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 7:30pm at The Old School in Musquodoboit Harbour.
In addition to her concert engagements, Emma will be working with young students and performing at schools throughout the region. She also will be making surprise appearances for pop-up concerts throughout the Halifax Regional Municipality. Her concerts in Glen Haven and Musquodoboit Harbour as well as her pop-up appearances are made possible through support from HRM’s Professional Arts Grants Programs.
Please see the enclosed list of tour dates and artist biography and don’t miss your chance to see Emma perform in what are sure to be memorable concerts!
One of the most respected music touring organizations in the country, Debut Atlantic’s first season in 1979 featured then-emerging and still-unknown artists, pianist Jon Kimura Parker, tenor Ben Heppner, and Canada’s Baroque orchestra Tafelmusik.
Full details on Debut Atlantic’s concert seasons and education programs can be found at www.debutatlantic.ca
For further information, please contact:
Mhiran Faraday – Executive Director or
Erin Sparks – Program Officer
Tour Schedule – Emma Rush
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
8:00pm, April 1st, 2017
Antigonish Performing Arts Series
Immaculata Hall, St. FX University
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
7:30pm, April 2nd, 2017
209 St. George Street
Shelburne, Nova Scotia
7:00pm, April 6th, 2017
Osprey Arts Centre
107 Water Street
Glen Haven, Nova Scotia
8:00pm, April 7th, 2017
12286 Peggy’s Cove Road
Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia
7:30pm, April 8th, 2017
The Old School
7962 Hwy #7 Musquodoboit Harbour