SYMPHONY NEW BRUNSWICK – NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2021

Notice is hereby given that the 2021 Annual General Meeting of Symphony New Brunswick Inc. will be held on

Monday, October 25, 2021 via Zoom at 2:00 pm.

Please contact symphony@nbnet.nb.ca for Zoom connection details.

Items on the agenda will include the following:

  • President’s Report;
  • Director of Operations Report;
  • Artistic Planning Committee Report;
  • Governance Committee Report, including proposed Supplementary Letters Patent;
  • Auditors’ Report, including receipt of the Audited Financial Statements;
  • Election and re-election of Directors;
  • and Appointment of Auditors for 2021-2022.

 

Symphony New Brunswick Announces Management Appointment

Symphony New Brunswick is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Sametz of Saint John as Director, Operations and Administration, effective September 1, 2021. This is a new position reporting to the Symphony’s President and replacing the previous position of General Manager.

Mr. Sametz has extensive experience in the arts industry in Saskatchewan, having held several senior positions with the Saskatchewan Arts Board and, earlier in his career, serving as General Manager of the Lethbridge Symphony. He is a member of the Regina Symphony Orchestra and has previously performed with Symphony New Brunswick.

Mr. Sametz will be responsible for all aspects of Symphony New Brunswick’s planning, administration, operations and financial management. In commenting on the appointment, Symphony President Reid Parker says, “Peter joins a new team of professionals which is expected to lead Symphony New Brunswick to new heights of artistic achievement. Peter’s skills will nicely complement those of his new colleagues and we are all excited to welcome him to SNB.”

Since her appointment on July 1, Music Director Mélanie Léonard has been finalizing the 2021-2022 season, details of which will be announced this September Tickets will be on sale at the Playhouse and Imperial and Capitol Theatres on September 15th. Planning for the 2022-2023 season is also well-advanced.

Symphony New Brunswick Announces Season 2021/22

Music Director Mélanie Léonard is pleased to announce details of Symphony New Brunswick’s 2021-2022 season. Due to lingering pandemic concerns, the season will feature a continuation of concerts by Camerata New Brunswick, SNB’s chamber orchestra, although the orchestra will be slightly enlarged for some programs where more diverse instrumentation is required.

Maestra Léonard makes her conducting debut as Music Director October 22-24 in Saint John, Moncton and Fredericton respectively featuring works by Quebec composer Jacques Hétu, Mozart and Schubert. Guest pianist Maxime Bernard will perform the beloved Mozart Piano Concerto no. 21 in C and Camerata will close the concert with Schubert’s Symphony no. 5, a premiere performance by SNB.

In November, Camerata will perform “Galactic Journeys” with guest conductor Lucas Waldin featuring a selection of excerpts from the Star Wars films and other galactic music in arrangements for smaller orchestra. The show will be in Saint John on November 18 at 7:30; Fredericton on November 20 at 7:30 and Moncton November 21 at 2 p.m.

Beethoven’s 250th birthday celebration was delayed by covid; but SNB plans to party anyway on December 18, 20 and 21 in Fredericton, Saint John and Moncton respectively. Martin Beaver, one of Canada’s foremost violinists will join the orchestra to perform Beethoven’s beautiful Violin Concerto. Mélanie will also conduct Beethoven’s lively Symphony no. 4.

In two concerts on March 19th in Fredericton and Saint John and on March 20th in Moncton, Maestra Léonard will be back to conduct “Contrapunctis” or “Music’s Da Vinci Code Revealed”, a program of early to modern music displaying the handiwork of Johann Sebastian Bach and demonstrating how his unique style influenced composers such as Mozart and Shostakovich and Canadian composers Jocelyn Morlock and Louis Babin.

On April 10th through the 12th in Saint John, Moncton and Fredericton Symphony New Brunswick presents “Ad Astra”, a program featuring our rising stars.  We cannot wait to announce our guest conductor, soloists, and impressive emerging artist to be featured.

In May and early June, SNB travels to the northeast of the Province for a pair of concerts before returning to Saint John, Moncton and Fredericton for the season finale. Mélanie leads the orchestra in a program of French compositions with a taste of the Maritimes. Bizet’s two Suites from the opera Carmen will end the concert after works by Gabriel Fauré, Camille Saint-Saëns and New Brunswick’s very own Ludmila Kneskova-Hussey. Concerts will be May 30th in Saint John, June 1st in Moncton and June 2nd in Fredericton.

Tickets will be on sale September 10 at the box offices of the Imperial Theatre, the Playhouse and the Capitol Theatre and can also be purchased online through Symphony New Brunswick’s web site.

Symphony New Brunswick is also pleased to announce the continuation of its popular “Virtuoso Series” in Saint John, Moncton and Fredericton featuring the Saint John String Quartet, ventus Machina and Résonance. Details of the concert programs, dates and venues will be posted on the Symphony website.