NBYO Canada 150 Tour – background info
In celebration of Montreal 375 and Canada 150, the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra will be performing a special concert in Montreal at Maison Symphonique de Montréal. L’Orchestre de la Francophonie will be taking the stage. A highlight of the afternoon concert will be the performance of a specially commissioned Canada 150 piece. Created by Academy Award-winning composer Howard Shore, and will be performed by renowned Soprano Measha Brueggergosman and the Canada 150 choir. The event is general admission and free of charge.
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 five 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, please click here.