"Our subscribers were raving and pleading that we bring back the Quintet next year."
For more than 20 years Nova Scotia’s Rhapsody Quintet has thrilled and delighted audiences with its sparkling renditions of a wide range of music, including light classical, salon, musical theatre, jazz, tango, klezmer, movie music and more. Through their performances and recordings they have reached out across Canada and the world, performed for royalty, worked with school children and helped to raise funds for many deserving causes. Rhapsody has released six CDs to date, all of which can be found on our CDs page.
Rhapsody Quintet has appeared twice as guest artists with Symphony Nova Scotia in their Traditional Pops Series, receiving rave reviews and standing ovations. They performed in Ottawa as part of the National Arts Centre’s Atlantic Scene Festival, and were featured artists on Toronto’s Music Alive series. The Quintet was honoured to be invited to perform for the re-opening of both the historic Public Gardens and Point Pleasant Park in Halifax following the devastation of Hurricane Juan, and were proud to provide the music for the Premier’s Dinner in honour of the first recipients of the Order of Nova Scotia.
The Quintet has performed on the Dartmouth Community Concert Series, the St. Bernard Concert Series in Church Point, NS, at PEI’s Indian River Festival, on the Mahone Bay Concert Series and the Acadia University Alumni Series. They’ve presented The Melody Lingers On show at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in Halifax and the Imperial Theatre in Saint John, and performed in the Bishop’s Landing Series with guest soprano Sung Ha Shin Bouey. Rhapsody also played at the 50th anniversary celebrations of the opening of HRM’s MacDonald Bridge, along with The Cottars. Rhapsody’s recordings have been used in ballet performances and professional theatre productions, including the Atlantic Theatre Festival and Neptune Theatre, and Chester Playhouse’s 2006 A Pitiful Ambition, a comedy by Lorne Elliott. Rhapsody has traveled as far as Italy to answer an invitation to perform their music.
The members of Rhapsody Quintet are: Jennifer Jones, violin; David Langstroth, Bass; Diana Torbert, Piano; Eileen Walsh, Clarinet and Shimon Walt, cello; all important members of Nova Scotia’s professional musical scene.