July 2, 6pm - 10pm Français

What is Pops NB?

You have heard of the Boston Pops, maybe the Montreal, Toronto, or San Francisco Pops. This summer marks the creation of POPS NB.

A program of the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra (NBYO), POPS NB is a free, outdoor, summertime orchestral concert.

Performing the best music of the past and the present, children, youth and professional orchestras of the NBYO, along with special guest orchestras and artists, will perform concerts of light classical and popular music.

Pops NB will appeal to the widest possible audience and is the perfect orchestral concert for people who don't know they like orchestras.


1 Free, Outdoor, Music Festival

July 2, 6pm - 10pm

Free admission



3 Orchestras Performing!



More than 250 orchestral musicians • 8 - 22 years of age


4 Hour Concert Event 5 Itromboni


POP by anytime from 6pm to 10pm on July 2nd, stay for a few songs, or stay for the whole time. Either way, there is going to be 4 full hours of world-class musical entertainment that we know you're going to love.


July 2nd, 2018


New Brunswick Youth Orchestra

About the NBYO

The New Brunswick Youth Orchestra (NBYO) engages the province's most talented musicians, providing the opportunity to build their musicianship by learning and performing orchestral music. Each season, the NBYO admits, by audition, 70 – 80 young musicians, many of whom will further their musical studies at universities and conservatories. Some will go on to teach and perform as professional musicians.

The NBYO was founded in 1965 under the baton of Stanley Saunders and has remained true to its three-pronged mandate of: involving young people in orchestral performance and study; increasing the accessibility of the classical orchestral repertoire; and, deepening the appreciation of classical music in local audiences and abroad. All of this is done with an unwavering focus on musical excellence.

Since its inception in 1965, the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra has graced venues in North America, Asia and Europe. The NBYO won an East Coast Music Award in 2008 for Classical Recording of the Year, and in 2011, 1st place in the orchestra division of the Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Competition in Vienna, Austria.

The NBYO is lead by Venezuelan Conductor and Music Director, Antonio Delgado.



About Sistema NB

In 2009, the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra (NBYO) partnered with "El Sistema," completed a fact-finding tour of the South American country, completed a one-year prototype program in New Brunswick and adopted a multi-year plan to expand and replicate the program throughout the province.

Sistema New Brunswick is a free daily after-school program that uses music and the orchestra as a means to create social change for children who otherwise would not have the chance to participate. Sistema NB engages more than 700 children daily in centres in Moncton, Saint John, Richibucto, Tobique First Nation, Edmundston and Miramichi.

In March 2018 the NBYO was honoured to receive the Prime Minister's Award for Social Innovation for the work and leadership of Sistema NB in Canada.