After attending a recent concert by Symphony New Brunswick conducted by Michael Newnham with Philip Thomson playing Shostakovich’s Second Piano Concerto, the well-known artist, Octavio Ribeiro, decided to respond to a donation request in a most artistic manner. “I attended a memorable concert by Symphony New Brunswick last night. The orchestra has come a long READ MORE
After the very successful event in 2017, The Friends of Symphony NB are preparing for an even more exciting 2018 event. Join us on Friday, June 15 at 7pm for a night of music, art and, of course, beer at the Picaroons Roundhouse. Tickets $35 include snacks and one beverage. Tickets at Picaroons locations and READ MORE
May 10, 2018 Symphony New Brunswick special offer “Dry Night Out” to those affected by the flood waters. Basement flooded? Road washed out? Symphony New Brunswick reaches out with music. Drop into the Playhouse or the Imperial, show us a picture of your water problem and pick up tickets to the symphony for $5! Forget READ MORE
March 26, 2018 News Release ……..For Immediate Release DIVERTIMENTO April 7, 7:30 – Resurgo Place, Moncton April 8, 2 PM Saint John Arts Centre April 20, 7:30 pm – St Francis Xavier Church, Sussex Sonja, David and Chris from Saint John String Quartet are joining up with Tim Blackmore for a concert of early music READ MORE
SNB Toasts long time Maestro Newnham as he expands his horizons OUR IRISH ROOTS Presented by the Saint John “Friends of the Symphony” with special guest Maestro Michael Newnham Raise a glass with the Maestro; chat with SNB musicians; bid on some fantastic musical offerings; get your knees up and let your hair down for READ MORE
Symphony New Brunswick presents Ventus Machina The Dieppe woodwind quintet returns to their classical roots with the spring offering: “Meanwhile South of the Border”. This concert contains some of the best Woodwind Quintet music written recently in the U.S.: both virtuosic and melodic; colourful and optimistic. The concerts will take place on Thursday March 22, READ MORE
New Brunswick- After a two-month winter hiatus, Symphony New Brunswick returns to the stage with a program highlighting some of the greatest works of the 18th century. From the tilting-at-windmills romance of Telemann’s Don Quixote Suite, to the distilled passion of Haydn’s Symphony No. 49 in F minor, this concert explores the depths and sensitivity READ MORE
Youthful Romance with Saint John String Quartet February 24, 2018 Moncton, Resurgo Place, 7:30 February 25, 2018 Saint John Arts Centre, 2 pm March 1, 2018 McCain Hall, STU, 7:30 The ever youthful Saint John String Quartet will brighten your February with a concert centred around the String Quartet Op 2 by the then youthful READ MORE
Announced January 15, 2018 Symphony New Brunswick President Reid Parker has announced that Michael Newnham will be relinquishing his position as Music Director at the end of the Symphony’s 2017-2018 season. Newnham has been appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Symphony and will return during the 2018-2019 season for the Christmas concert tour READ MORE
News Release January 13, 2018 Symphony New Brunswick READ MORE
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Finally, The Saint John String Quartet is back in concert. Their first concert Reflections, reflects on the ways in which string music is put together and the concepts that give composers the ideas to create the melodies. Join David Adams and Danielle Sametz, violins, Chris Buckley, viola and Sonya Adams cello as they open their READ MORE
Drama and More Drama: A multi Media Musical Adventure With the SNB Group Résonance featuring Andrew Miller, Danielle Sametz and special guest, Peter Mears on Piano Program for November 30/ December 10, 2017 This concert had to be rescheduled from September when the pianist broke his arm in a bicycle mishap. Now recovered and back READ MORE
New Brunswick native opera singers Paul Bustin and Sally Dibblee team up with Symphony New Brunswick and conductor Michael Newnham to present an evening of opera favorites. The program will include selections from two of the most renowned operas- The Marriage of Figaro and Madam Butterfly. Bustin has been described as “possessing an impressive, resonant baritone voice of READ MORE
Beethoven Symphony #4, Paert Fratres, Brahms violin concerto with Giora Schmidt
SYMPHONY NEW BRUNSWICK – NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2017 Notice is hereby given that the 2017 Annual General Meeting of Symphony New Brunswick Inc. will be held on Saturday, October 21st, 2017, at the Saint John Arts Centre, 20 Hazen Avenue, Saint John, New Brunswick at 1:00 pm. Items on the agenda will READ MORE
Tell me a bit about your thoughts/perspective on the Brahms violin concerto. It is one of two biggest concertos we have as violinist, along with the Beethoven violin concerto. It is one of the benchmarks we have to hit as violinists. I first learned it when I was 18. Brahms wrote his violin READ MORE
SNB has a series of special offers to encourage those of you, who might not be sure if an orchestra concert is for you or not, to try a Symphony New Brunswick concert. Student tickets to all performances are just $10 at the door or at theatre box offices, with even better offers available for READ MORE
Join the group for the launch on September 10 from 5-7 PM at the Salle Neil Michaud at U de M in Moncton
Enjoy a free, outdoor family concert on August 27th at 2 pm in Kingsbrae Garden, St. Andrews in honour of Canada’s 150th and Canada’s Proud Military Story.Under a big white tent in the splendid gardens this Symphony New Brunswick concert features war-time songs arranged by Andrew Creeggan for contralto Heather Flemming, as well as Ventus READ MORE
Michael Newnham, Music Director and Principal Conductor of SNB, answers questions about his life as a conductor. CLICK HERE to read!
For insights into the inner workings of the mind of SNB principal violist click on this link.
The event that you have all been waiting for. Get your summer garden ready and support SNB.
AN EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED! Saturday June 3, 7-10 p.m. The Friends of Symphony NB present Beer, Beethoven & the Blues! Join us at the new Picaroons Roundhouse, Union Street Fredericton, for an evening of great beer, great friends and fantastic music! Performers include local favorites Sheldon Gordon & The Tone Kings, and award-winning READ MORE
May 19 in Saint John May 30 in Moncton June 1 in Fredericton Hear/See/ Feel the tragic and exciting Story of Carmen brought live to the stage for audiences in Moncton, Fredericton and Saint John. This ballet has been choreographed by Igor Dobrovolskiy for the Atlantic Ballet Theatre Company and SNB. The orchestra will be READ MORE
Government of Canada provides funding in support of Symphony New Brunswick SAINT JOHN, NB, April 18, 2017 /CNW/ – Wayne Long, Member of Parliament (Saint John–Rothesay), on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced a matching grant of $334,831 for the Symphony New Brunswick Foundation, in support of the programs READ MORE
Don’t miss out on Saint John’s own Speakeasy. You won’t see one of these very often. Think the Great Gatsby. Think Bonny and Clyde, and all that prohibition fun. We’ll be serving Roaring ’20s style food and drinks and giving out prizes for the best costume, if you feel inclined to match your dress READ MORE
New Brunswick—Symphony New Brunswick recognizes that we all need a break from the wintry weather and will present two fabulous concerts to bring in the spring — “Ventus Machina in Concert” and “Hammers and Strings,” a concert featuring the Saint John String Quartet with guest pianist Martin Kutnowski. These concerts in late March READ MORE
Music and Sport are both important parts of a healthy culture. SNB is proud of the opportunity to collaborate with the Saint John Sea Dogs Links to the action: Music and sports are equally important inSaint John! SNB hits the ice! Posted by Symphony New Brunswick on Sunday, February 26, 2017 No comments necessary. We READ MORE
New Brunswick— Symphony New Brunswick presents the renowned Saint John String Quartet and Principal Bass player Andrew Miller, giving audiences an unusual quintet performance in “Four Plus One.” They will be performing this unique concert in Moncton, Saint John, and Sussex between Feb. 18 and Feb. 25. One of the pieces they will be READ MORE
January 12, 2016 For Immediate Release Symphony New Brunswick Presents Elegance/Élégance Concert by String Quartet New Brunswick— Symphony New Brunswick presents the renowned Saint John String Quartet in its first Virtuoso concert of 2017 in Elegance/Élegance — a program of “Impressions” in concerts across the province from Jan. 19-22. The works of three composers READ MORE
Canada’s NAC Orchestra and violin virtuoso James Ehnes come together for an evening of music and storytelling for their Canada 150 Tour. This special performance will celebrate Canadian classical music at its very best. The evening culminates with John Estacio’s electrifying new work I Lost My Talk, inspired by Mi’kmaw Elder and poet Rita Joe, C.M. The READ MORE
from Martin Kutnowski: Very excited about the release of our trailer with the Saint John String Quartet, telling the story of our recent Latin American Tour. Sharing the stage with these wonderful artists was a true privilege. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaUv3Nfc100&feature=youtu.be
October 3, 2016 New Brunswick—Symphony New Brunswick Board Chair Reid Parker is delighted to announce two new appointments to the Board of Directors, while General Manager Jennifer Grant is pleased to announce a new staff appointment. These individuals will be lending their expertise and enthusiasm to heighten the READ MORE
The AGM is at 2PM
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SYMPHONY NEW BRUNSWICK FOUNDATION INC. PRESS RELEASE May 18,2016 Symphony New Brunswick Foundation Inc. has received a grant of $154,929 from the Government of Canada. The grant is the ninth received by the Foundation bringing the total investment by the Government of Canada to $968,000 since 2008. The contribution is a matching grant based upon READ MORE
Saturday, May 14 starting at 7:30 at the Marco Polo Cruise Terminal Part social mixer, part celebration and, of course, part fund raiser, this event offers something for everyone. From good food, to beautiful live music led by SNB’s concertmaster, David Adams; from a casino section to impromptu dance “lessons”, and a surprise visit READ MORE
Ventus Machina – the quintet from which you can always expect the unexpected. Starting in Fredericton on April 21, audiences will have the chance to hear a brand new program of jazz-inspired greats both new and old. Ventus Machina clarinetist James Kalyn acts as soloist and band leader, taking us on a tour of the READ MORE
SNB is looking for a short original story to link the Sculpture Symposium and our Free Family Concert this August.The story will be set to music and performed as part of the “Children’s Corner”. Contact SNB at 634 8379 or email@example.com for details
A very Successful Concert series of Upstairs Downstairs/ Iceman is celebrated here by a group photograph by Rob Blanchard.
Symphony New Brunswick has released details of planned performances in April which will include the orchestra’s debut in Miramichi City. The orchestra will perform its regular “Bravo Series” concerts in Moncton, Fredericton and Saint John on April 4, 5 and 6 and then will take to the road for special performances of the same READ MORE
UPSTAIRS- DOWNSTAIRS/ ICEMAN Please note that our regular concert dates do not apply. The concert dates are: March 19, 2016: Imperial Theatre, Saint John; March 21, 2016: Capitol Theatre, Moncton; March 23, 2016: The Playhouse, Fredericton (all shows at 7:30) Symphony NB’s orchestral group Camerata NB beguiles on both the stage and in the orchestra READ MORE
“Quinte(t)ssentially Opera” – Ventus Machina and Monette Gould, Soprano perform in Sussex, Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John
Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7:30 pm, at St Francis Xavier Church, the Sussex area audience will have the chance to hear Ventus Machina performing a brand new program of opera-inspired gems, with guest artist Monette Gould, Soprano. Perfect for audiences of all ages and musical tastes, this program features fun and READ MORE
The concert Sunday February 14 is definitely at 2 PM in the Saint John Arts Centre. We apologize for misleading typos. Free admission to NEW CANADIANS!
Classical Composition of the Year Anthony Genge – “Eastern Passage” Derek Charke – “Wired and Wound” Dinuk Wijeratne – “Two Pop Songs on Antique Poems” Jérôme Blais – “(Un)forgotten Voices” Martin Kutnowski – “Peter Emberley’s Dream” Classical Recording of the Year Duo Concertante – Mendelssohn and MacDonald Double Concertos The Sanctuary Trio – Estuary Saint READ MORE
SNB Virtuoso Series continues in 2016 with the Saint John String Quartet in concert in Moncton, Fredericton and Saint John. Join the group for a friendly and relaxed evening of great classical entertainment ! The 3rd concert of SNB’s Virtuoso Series, “Ebb and Flo” explores constant undulation of music. The centerpiece of this concert is READ MORE
As the days get longer and our thoughts turn to Spring, what could be better that planning for a Spring Ball. This year’s SNB special event, May 14, 2016, will include live music for ball room dancing, finger food, a friendly casino, special guests and a lively fiddle group to round out the evening. There READ MORE
Camerata NB, live in Rothesay, New Brunswick
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 READ MORE
From November 19 through 22, New Brunswick audiences will have the chance to hear Ventus Machina, the outstanding New Brunswick based woodwind quintet, presenting the third concert of SNB’s 2015-16 Virtuoso Series line-up. This ‘back to the classics’ offering should entertain and inform audiences of all ages. Listeners will be treated to a musical tour READ MORE
The concert will feature works with a Russia connection; one of Joseph Haydn’s Op 33 Quartets that he dedicated to the Grand Duke Paul of Russia, nicknamed the “Bird”. Also String Quartet No. 1 by Alexander Borodin who was one of five nationalistic Russian composers known as the “Mighty Handful”. Their aim was to create READ MORE
In late November, the Foundation will once again apply for a matching grant from Canadian Heritage’s Cultural Investment Fund. Potential donors are encouraged to make their contributions before the application deadline cut-off of November 25th. Last March, the Foundation received $143,000 from the Government. More donations are urgently needed to match this total. READ MORE
Coming into New Brunswick Sunday to rehearse with SNB for the first Bravo Series concert of the season is Giora Schmidt. Giora is a fast rising star and we are extremely excited to have him play with us. This is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Jan Sibelius and to celebrate, Giora READ MORE
SYMPHONY NEW BRUNSWICK- NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERALMEETING 2015 Notice is hereby given that the 2015 Annual General Meeting of Symphony New Brunswick Inc. will be held on Sunday, October 25th, 2015, at the Saint John Arts Centre, 20 Peel Plaza, Saint John, New Brunswick at 2:00 pm. Items on the agenda will consist of the READ MORE
Fall Rendez-vous: The valley of the possible The valley of the possible: the work of Camille Lefebvre Date: October 7, 8.9, 10 at 7:30 and October 11 at 2 pm Location: Monument-Lefebvre TheatreThe valley of the possible: the work of Camille Lefebvre is an original musical work for choir, soloists and orchestra. In fall 2014, the show was READ MORE
Looking for something great to do with the family this Saturday? Libraries have more than books! They have the Saint John String Quartet! This Saturday Sept. 26 at Fredericton Public Library, 10:30am and at Saint John Free Public Library, 2:30pm, David, Dani, Chris and Sonja will be “assembling the string quartet”. The show is fun and READ MORE
SNB is so happy to announce that Andrea Ludwig will be stepping in to sing with the orchestra in May. We are delighted to be able to hear her again on our NB stages.You may remember her from the Messiah in 2013 Check out her biography here http://andrealudwig.ca
Always searching for New and Exciting sounds, SJSQ is delighted to be performing with ..The BASSOON! To kick off Symphony New Brunswick’s exciting 2015/16 season, the Saint John String Quartet will take to the stage. The program will offer an intimate sampling of Slavonic music. Bassoonist Patrick Bolduc will display his instrument’s unique sound performing READ MORE
Back to School specials for students and U 35’s
Join us at the Beautiful Kingsbrae Garden, August 16, 12-4 pm for Stories, Children’s activities and great music!
Join us at Saint John Harbour, August 15, 1-5 PM for Stories, Face Painting, magic, good music and much more.
Under 35, not a student, and like classical music? Love the symphony but need a price break? SNB celebrates Canada Day and the wealth of professional musical talent in New Brunswick with this special offer! Join Symphony New Brunswick’s U35 club for free and come to any SNB concert for the special price of $15. READ MORE
Camerata NB and Suzie LeBlanc join up again for an even more fantastic concert! Join them in Woodstock, Shediac or Rothesay to hear a concert of symphonies and songs by Mozart and Haydn. Read on for concert times, programs and notes… May 30, Woodstock, 7PM Woodstock Baptist Church tickets $20 adults/$10 students May 31, Shediac, 2 PM READ MORE
Symphony New Brunswick expands across the stage to perform one of the most famous pieces of classical music, Anton Dvorak’s New World Symphony. Written while Dvořák was living and working in New York City, the symphony purportedly incorporates the composer’s reflections on his American setting. The piece premiered at Carnegie Hall on December 16, 1893 and has been performed throughout READ MORE
Saturday August 15th, 2PM Loyalist Plaza Saint John Sunday August 16th, 2PM Kingsbrae Gardens St. Andrews These free concerts are sure to be fun for the entire family!
Symphony New Brunswick Symphonie Nouveau-Brunswick Virtuoso Series/ Série virtuoso Dialogues Saint John String Quartet David Adams, violin Danielle Sametz, violin Christopher Buckley, viola Sonja Adams, cello 18 avril/ April 18, 2015 19:30 Moncton, St. John’s United 19 avril/April 19, 2015 14:00 Saint John Arts Centre 23 avril/April 23 19:30 Fredericton, St. Thomas University READ MORE
The 2015 Tour, May 30/31 will be to Woodstock, May 30, 7pm Baptist church Shediac, May 31, 2pm St Joseph’s Rothesay, May 31, 7pm “Our Lady” Program W.A. Mozart: Symphony no. 29 in A major, K. 201 W.A. Mozart: Arias : from Le Nozze di Figaro *Recitativo: Giunse alfine il momento* Aria: Deh vieni, READ MORE
Please help support our Saint John String Quartet in their quest to be Canada’s best musical artist. Voting opened Monday, March 30th and will b open for 10 days. http://music.cbc.ca/#!/artists/Saint-John-String-Quartet all you have to do is sign-up and vote. Help them bring classical music back into the mix!
Tickets to the May 7th Eleanor McCain concert are now on sale at the Moncton Coliseum get yours soon. 377 promenade Killam Drive, Moncton, NB E1C 3T1 Fax / Téléc. | 506.859.2678 / www.monctoncoliseum.com Buy Tickets Online: tickets.moncton.ca<http://www.tickets.moncton.ca/> / Achat en ligne : billets.moncton.ca<http://www.billets.moncton.ca/>
The concert “Fantasy” scheduled for 2PM Sunday, March 15 at the Saint John Arts Centre has been postponed to 6:30 PM Monday, March 16 at the Saint John Arts Centre. We hope to see you there!
Because of the weather forecast for this Sunday March 15th, we have set aside a reserve date on the following day at 6:30PM at the Saint John Arts Centre. The decision will be made tomorrow at about noon as to which day the concert will be held. Thank you and we hope you enjoy the show.
Having no less a luminary than multiple GRAMMY-Award winning superstar producer David Foster (Céline Dion, Josh Groban) publicly declare “she’s going places” during a star-studded concert in which she shared the stage with Lionel Richie, Natalie Cole and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Eleanor McCain has dazzled audiences for more than a decade with a voice the READ MORE
The quartet will transport audiences to Vienna in 1785 with Mozart’s masterpiece String Quartet K465 “The Dissonance”, to Brighton, England in1904 with the idyllic Phantasie Quartet by Bridge and London in 1926 with the lush harmonies of Rebecca Clarke’s “Poem” and finally to modern day, Canada with “Behind the Red Door “ by Arthur Bachmann.
Suzie LeBlanc: A Musical Journey with Elizabeth Bishop by Emilie White / November 1, 2013 Elizabeth Bishop, one of America’s great 20th century poets, had a special place in her heart for Nova Scotia. It was where she lived with her maternal grandparents as a child, a place she called home, and the inspiration and READ MORE
February 7, 7:30 PM at St John’s United in Moncton February 8, 2 PM at Saint John Arts Centre in Saint John Sinfonia da Camera pour Sextour à vent Pierre Max Dubois (1930-95) i. Entrée ii. Gigue en Rondeau Valses Nobles et sentimentales Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) i. Moderé arr. Frank Morelli ii. Assez lent iii. READ MORE
Symphony New Brunswick Foundation Inc. and Symphony New Brunswick Inc. have approved a new donor recognition program for donors to the Symphony’s endowment fund administered by the Foundation. The following is a summary of the highlights of this new program. Interested readers are asked to call the Symphony office to obtain further details. The Symphony’s READ MORE
Top Brass is a charity event in support of Symphony New Brunswick. You can expect: Dancing, Live music, Casino and Photo booth; FUN, cash bar, delicious food throughout the evening, auction items, entertainment, more dancing and more Fun.You can support this event as a sponsor or as a donor for a tax receipt. You can READ MORE
NB’s own Slavic Sweetheart Ludmila Knezkova– Hussey In Ludmila’s own words, she expresses: (see more at www.ludmilaknezkovahussey.ca ) “I believe in passing on to my students the work ethic of the great composers and artists of the past, which has become my motto, a lifelong dedication to excellence, through hard work, continuous growth, development and READ MORE
New Brunswick born artist Measha Brueggergosman just released a brand new holiday album with her renditions of Sleigh Ride, Let Joy Reign, The Christmas Song and The Litter Drummer Boy! It will be available Monday, October 27. Buy and preview the album on iTunes. Also, check out this great duet with Royal Wood “Let Joy READ MORE
Symphony New Brunswick invites Matt Andersen to its stage for an evening of orchestra backed blues. These special Fund Raising concerts, with Stewart McKelvey as presenting sponsor in all three cities, will not only raise funds for Symphony New Brunswick but will also show you a side of your symphony that reveals its development and READ MORE
Vacancies: Principal Oboe, Principal Horn (possible 3rd) Date: Saturday October 18, 2014, 9:30 am- 12 Location: Centre scolaire Samuel-de-Champlain 67 Ragged Point Road Saint John NB E2K 5C3 Please contact Christopher Buckley, Personnel Manager. 506 634 8379 / 506 3334514 firstname.lastname@example.org Audition Repertoire List Principal Horn (possible 3) Solo concerto: – W A Mozart Horn READ MORE
The Moncton Symphony Foundation is pleased to announce the 2013 Moncton Symphony Foundation Music Bursary recipients. The winners are very talented high school graduates who will be pursuing their studies in music at the university level. They are from left, cellist, singer, composer, Jaeyoung Chong, a graduate of Bernice MacNaughton High School, who will be READ MORE