ENSEMBLES 2014

New Brunswick Youth Orchestra

New Brunswick Youth Orchestra

 

Since its inception in 1965, the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra (NBYO) has graced venues in North America, Asia and Europe. Founder and visionary Philip W. Oland saw a need to engage New Brunswick's youth in orchestral music making. His solution? The creation of NBYO, Canada’s first provincial youth orchestra.

Ever since its premiere concert on October 22, 1966 in Woodstock, NB, under the baton of Stanley Saunders, NBYO 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.

NBYO performing highlights include performances at Carnegie Hall in New York City in 2003, Auditorium Paganini in Parma, Italy in 2005 and the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, China in 2007. As validation of its musical excellence, NBYO won an East Coast Music Award in 2008 for Classical Recording of the Year. In 2011 the NBYO participated in the Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival in Vienna, Austria and was awarded 1st Place in the Orchestra Division.

In the fall of 2009, NBYO launched Sistema New Brunswick, a social development program through music and the orchestra for children who otherwise might not have the opportunity to play an instrument (based on the Venezuelan program El Sistema). Today Sistema NB engages 600 children daily in four orchestra centres throughout the province, including our newest program in the Tobique First Nation. The NBYO is under the musical direction and conductorship of Antonio Delgado.

More information: http://nbyo-ojnb.com/

Experience their European Concert Tour

 

 

Antonio Delgado

Antonio Delgado

Conductor

“Full of vivacity and sparkle,” (Diario El Nacional. Caracas) Maestro Antonio Delgado owes much of his musical education to the world-renowned El Sistema program (National System of Youth and Children's Orchestras of Venezuela). Though Delgado began on the violin, he soon discovered his love and talent for conducting. Maestro Delgado began his conducting studies with Maestro Rodolfo Saglimbeni and pursued further training at the Canford School of Music in Wimborne, England where he learned from Maestro George Hurst, among others. From 2005 to 2010 Delgado was Musical Director of the largest South American theatre, Teresa Carreño, during which time he conducted a diverse range of music, garnering particular acclaim for his “very elegant musical direction and his absolute mastery” of ballet and opera scores (Diario La Voz. Caracas). Though he has conducted every major orchestra in Venezuela, Delgado has not hoarded his talents, as performance dates in Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Canada and Panama clearly attest. Since July 2010, Delgado has been Musical Director and Conductor of the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra and teacher in residence of Sistema New Brunswick.

 

 

Competition Program

 

Camille Saint-Saëns (1836 - 1921)   Danse Bacchanale from "Samson and Delilah" Op. 47
Kevin Lau (*1982)   A Dream of Dawn
L. V. Beethoven (1770 - 1827)   Symphony no 1 in C major,
4th movement Op. 21

 

 

Additional Concerts Program

 

Camille Saint-Saëns (1836 - 1921)   Danse Bacchanale from "Samson and Delilah" Op. 47
Kevin Lau (*1982)   A Dream of Dawn
L. V. Beethoven (1770 - 1827)   Symphony no 1 in C major,
4th movement Op. 21
P. I. Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)   Swan Lake Suite Op. 20
Arturo Marquez (*1950)   Danzon No. 2