Press release Summer Roses
Symphony New Brunswick begins its season of wonderful live concerts
SNB is so happy to be able to offer live music to its audiences. Music is a part of community and of community healing. It is an experience shared through a common language that transcends time, space and status. SNB has scheduled three major Camerata concerts in 2020 and has a variety of plans and contingencies for the continuation of the rest of its regular season in 2021.
The first concert, October 2, 3 and 4,under the direction of Martin MacDonald, features some of the best young talent that we have here in NB in works by Séjourné and Honegger; presents a fresh orchestral arrangement by Andrew Creeggan of George Paul’s iconic Mi’kmaq Honour song; and for a taste of the traditional, celebrates with Mozart’s symphony Number 29.
Each of the first 3 concerts in this series features a guest conductor who is a candidate for the Music director position at SNB. With audience feedback in mind, each concert includes a classical symphony (in this case Mozart #29), which will help the audience to compare and contrast the 3 candidates more easily.
We hope to hear from many of you. Each opinion counts in this difficult but exciting decision.
With guest conductors flying into NB and quarantining to ensure your health as well as your musical delight, these will be very special concerts. We will be posting Martin’s quarantine experience on Facebook with a daily digital word from the maestro.
October 2, 2020 7:30 PM Imperial Theatre, Saint John
October 3, 2020, 7:30 PM The Playhouse, Fredericton
October 4, 2020, 2 PM Capitol Theatre, Moncton
Tickets are on sale now at each theatre. $42 adults and $10 students/ all 3 concerts for $99.
With Guest Conductor Martin MacDonald and soloists Joël Cormier, Marimba, Christie Goodwin, English horn and Karin Aurell, Flute
George Paul, arr A. Creeggan: Mi’kmaq Honour Song
Emmanuel Séjourné: Concerto for Marimba and Strings
Solo Marimba Joël Cormier
Arthur Honegger: Concerto da Camera, H 196 for English horn, Flute and Strings:
Solo English horn, Christie Goodwin; Solo Flute, Karin Aurell
W. A. Mozart: Symphony # 29 in A Major K 201
Quotes from the soloists
“I can’t wait to finally get back on stage with Symphony New Brunswick and play Sejourne’s marimba concerto. I am very excited to play this very energetic piece. I haven’t played a marimba concerto in New Brunswick since the early 2000’s so I am very happy that this concert is happening!”
“I’m beyond thrilled that we are able to perform this show, and I am so looking forward to the Honegger with Martin, Christie and the SNB musicians. I have never played the Honegger before, but have wanted to play it ever since I heard my teacher perform it when I was in university”
“I have always loved to play the English horn, and Honegger’s idiomatic writing highlights the beauty and flexibility of the instrument as it weaves in and out of the flute and string lines. I am very much looking forward to sharing this piece with our New Brunswick audiences!”
Soloists and guest conductor are all available for interviews. Photos attached.
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