Continuing its series of yearly cross- over mixed genre concerts, . Join us December 14-16 for the second Bravo Series Concert of the 2015-2016 season in Moncton, Fredericton and Saint John.
Lennie is a true Canadian story teller. His passion for the Maritimes, its history and culture flows out of his music in both official languages. Like the troubadours of old, he is a carrier of our common culture with a compassion for the many peoples of Canada that is as heartwarming as it is inspirational.
In this way, he is a perfect complement to Symphony New Brunswick, which prides itself in reaching out through the province and making itself relevant, rather than resting with symphonic traditions.
Cross over concerts are important to SNB. We don’t see ourselves as an accessory to the artists that we have played with over the past few years. We see ourselves in a true collaboration, in which each side brings something towards a fresh genre that reaches out to the audience; creating great music played at the highest level.
The orchestra and Lennie will come together for most of the show but there will also be a few of your most favourite tunes for orchestra, from the all important Rossini overture ( one of Bugs Bunny’s traditional misappropriations) to one of the best known dances from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. (popularized in a 1929 Disney cartoon featuring dancing skeletons)
Lennie is arriving in NB with three of his regular band, who will all join in with SNB, but we will also give you a chance to hear what they sound like standing alone, and for even more variety, Lennie has promised to help out with SNB’s traditional Christmas tribute: the audience sing a along.
The concert presents your favourite orchestra pieces interspersed with some of Lennie’s favourites such as Emily’s Letters and Peter’s Dream with a lush orchestral backing.
Several of Lennie’s Christmas songs , including The Innkeeper and I still believe in Santa Claus will be newly orchestrated by SNB’s favourite arranger, Andrew Creegan and premiered in these concerts.
Admission is $40 for Adults and $10 for students. Contact SNB for special group rates.
December 14, 2015 Moncton, Capitol Theatre
December 15, 2015 Fredericton, The Playhouse
December 16, 2015 Saint John, Imperial Theatre
“I am completely thrilled. We are very much looking forward to these concerts with Lennie. Lennie Gallant is a very important voice representing Atlantic Canada as a whole, whose Acadian roots give his music an extra-special dynamic.” Michael Newnham
Quote from Lennie:
“I am very excited to be doing these three shows with Symphony New Brunswick, and I can’t wait to have these fabulous players do me the honor of taking my songs to another universe. To be able to do so in these wonderful theatres is truly an early Christmas gift that I very much look forward to unwrapping and sharing with music fans from across New Brunswick!