Joel Plaskett with Symphony Nova Scotia

Plaskett’s intimate folk and jagged rock history may have seemed an odd choice to meld with a 50-odd piece orchestra but the sensitive arrangements brought something special to his work and that, combined with Plaskett’s showmanship, made it an unforgettable evening. His most recent full-length album, La De Da, was drawn from heavily, though there was room for acoustic versions of "True Patriot Love,” Thrush Hermit’s "Before You Leave” and a rapped version of "Extraordinary,” by request. Though an irreverent program, the symphony season ticket holders ate it up and Plaskett’s albums were flying off the merch table.