Fall Rehearsal Season Starting Soon!


With September just around the corner it’s time Nova members to grab your instrument and run back to rehearsals! The fall Nova rehearsal season begins on September 12th at École Gabrielle-Roy (8728 93 Ave NW). You can find repertoire on the repertoire page under the “For Members” section.

If you are not a Nova member and you are interested in joining this year please feel free to contact us at contact@novamusica.org

A little bit about Rossini

Nova Musica is currently rehearsing the Overture to L’italiana in Algeri (1813) – Gioachino Rossini.  You can listen to a recording of the piece posted by the LGMusic Festival here.

While expressing the character of the music, Bill described Rossini as an “epicurean”, which is defined as “a person devoted to sensual enjoyment, especially that derived from fine food and drink.”*

There are a vast amount of resources available online if one is interested to learn more about Rossini.

Encyclopedia Britannica online has brief biography of Rossini, or if you are interested something more comprehensive, the Internet Archive has a rich database of recordings, videos and biographies, such as this one below by H. Sutherland Edwards.