Fredericton, NB: The New Brunswick Youth Orchestra is capping off its 2017-18 performance season with a concert in Fredericton on Sunday, March 25th at 2 PM in the magnificent Richard J. Currie Center on the campus of UNB. The concert repertoire includes classical favourites, a movie show tune, and a commissioned song. This NBYO season finale spectacular is being generously co-sponsored by Maple Leaf Homes and Investors Group.
“There’s something here for everyone,” says Ken MacLeod, CEO of the NBYO. “I’m excited for concertgoers to hear the high quality performance by our young musicians. The musical selections this season have really showcased their incredible talent and growth as performers.”
Three members of the YOA Orchestra of the Americas Global Leaders Program will also be performing with the NBYO on Sunday. New Zealand flutist Hannah Darroch, Colombian violinist Labib Palis and American cellist Daniel Smith have traveled to Moncton, Miramichi, Perth-Andover/Tobique First Nation, and Fredericton from March 17 – 26, where they have been visiting Sistema NB centres and mentoring young musicians.
In addition, the NBYO is pleased to welcome soloist Sarah Macloon and the Canada 150 Choir to perform Howard Shore’s ‘Sea to Sea,” the music the NBYO commissioned last year in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday.
Unique to this concert will be a movie tune that has never been performed publically. Teaching artists from Sistema NB and Fredericton area pianist Rob Robichaud will join this special performance.
There are a number of musicians performing this weekend who hail from the Fredericton area: Jennifer Chen (Violin), Kate Hughson (Viola), Alicia Ingalls (Violin), Nadia Ingalls (Bassoon) Grace Jackson (Violin) Sidney Murgatroyd (Viola).
About the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra
The mission of the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra is to inspire children and youth to achieve their full potential through learning and performing orchestral music. The NBYO is one of the most innovative and distinguished youth orchestras in Canada, and features some of the province’s most talented young musicians. The NBYO has performed in some of the world’s great concert halls, including Carnegie Hall in New York, The Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, China and the Musikverein, the home stage of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, in Vienna, Austria. In 2011, the Orchestra was awarded first place in the category of Symphony Orchestra at the Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival in Vienna, Austria. It has six CD recordings and has received an East Coast Music Award for best classical recording. In addition to performing with a high level of excellence, the Orchestra continues to commission original works, collaborate with guest conductors and performers, and tour both in New Brunswick, Canada and internationally.
The NBYO’s key goals are to develop an outstanding provincial youth orchestra, expand the participation of young people, and create greater awareness and appreciation for orchestral music in New Brunswick. For more information about the orchestra, members and upcoming events across the province, visit www.nbyo-ojnb.com
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