Symphony Nova Scotia (SNS) was created, beginning with thirteen full-time players for a January–May season, under the direction of conductor Boris Brott and board president Brian Flemming. In the past, orchestras had been formed in Halifax, beginning in 1897 with the Halifax Symphony Orchestra (disbanded in 1908). SNS grew to employ thirty-seven full-time musicians for a 33-week season under the direction of Bernhard Gueller. (Photo: Symphony Nova Scotia).