Howard Cable To Leave Music Library To Symphony Nova Scotia

Canadian music legend Howard Cable announced yesterday that he will be leaving his vast music library to Symphony Nova Scotia upon his retirement.  This is big news for the symphony.

Canadian music legend Howard Cable announced yesterday that he will be leaving his vast music library to Symphony Nova Scotia upon his retirement.  This is big news for the symphony.
“I’ve been conducting Symphony Nova Scotia for 23 years,” he said from the stage of the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium as he conducted the sold-out ‘A Howard Cable Christmas’. “I love this orchestra. And I’ve decided that upon retiring – but I won’t say when! – Symphony Nova Scotia will get my complete library with my blessing.”
 
Howard’s music library includes all his original compositions as well as his many arrangements of popular music, light classics, show tunes, folk music, and movie music. It is a huge collection of material, and Symphony Nova Scotia has been performing it since Howard began conducting here in 1985.
 
“We are awed and honoured to be entrusted with Howard’s incredible musical legacy,” says Erika Beatty, CEO of Symphony Nova Scotia. “We will ensure that his music is well cared for and readily available to orchestras across North America for years to come. We extend our deepest thanks to Howard for his generosity and his support of Symphony Nova Scotia over the past 23 years.”
 
Howard turned 88 this November, and says that he might stop conducting within the next several years. “All the great conductors stop at 89,” he said with a laugh. “Except Leopold Stokowski – he stopped at 95. We’ll see!”

Howard Cable, Conductor/Arranger

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