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Classical music has made a dramatic comeback in the world of functions and events. Once regarded as being “highbrow,” classical music is now appreciated for what it really always has been – good music which is entertaining, relaxing, full of beauty and charm.

Whether in the foreground or in the background, light classical music is always a perfect companion to special events. Some of the most popular classical music ensembles include: violin and cello duo; flute and cello duo; string quartet; flute, violin, cello trio; solo classical guitar; oboe, violin and cello trio; flute and classical guitar; solo piano; singers and Rhapsody Quintet (violin, piano, cello, bass, clarinet).

Classical musicians are highly trained professionals with many years of performing experience. Many of the performers represented by Walt Music are members of Symphony Nova Scotia, the only Canadian professional symphony orchestra east of Quebec. The musicians are as comfortable and experienced in wedding repertoire as they are in concert pieces.

Classical music is usually performed without amplification in a concert setting, but can be amplified depending on the nature of your event. Singers and choral ensembles can join in for all or part of your function. Salon music (waltz, tango, e.g.) is also available for dancing.

Karen Rokos

Harpist

Harpist

Karen Rokos began her harp studies in her native city of San Diego, California. After only two years of study, she won the position of Principal Harp with the internationally acclaimed San Diego Youth Symphony. She continued her studies in college with Marjorie Call at the University of Redlands where she was awarded membership in Pi Kappa Lambda, a music scholarship society. Karen completed her formative studies with internationally renown harpist Susann McDonald at Indiana University, where she finished her Bachelor’s Degree and earned a Master’s Degree, both in Harp Performance. She graduated with distinction from Indiana University in 1986. (more…)

      Shimon Walt

      Cellist

      Cellist

      Shimon Walt is the Assistant Principal Cellist of Symphony Nova Scotia. Since his arrival to Nova Scotia in 1976 he has been an integral part of the province’s musical life. Whether on concert stages with Symphony Nova Scotia, in solo recitals or in chamber music concerts, or teaching in the classrooms of Dalhousie University, he is totally dedicated to the art of music. Shimon is also one of the founding members of Symphony Nova Scotia. (more…)