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 program in Miramichi on April 8 and as part of Symphony week in Carlton County on April 9.
Featured on the program will be Vivaldi’s Bassoon Concerto in E minor performed by SNB’s Principal Bassoonist Patrick Bolduc who is also a member of the SNB sponsored wind quintet Ventus Machina based in Moncton. Also on the program will be the world premiere of “Four Poems” by Christine Donkin. The work was commissioned by the Symphony and continues a relationship between the Symphony and the Ontario-based composer established several years ago when SNB performed Donkin’s “Three Autumn Scenes”. Several other well-known selections will be played, including “Gli Ucelli” (“the Birds”) by popular Italian composer, Ottorino Resphigi.
The program is changed slightly from that previously announced for the Moncton-Saint John-Fredericton tour, the most significant change being the deferral of a second world premier, a newly commissioned work by Fredericton composer Michael Miller which will now be performed in the 2016-2017 season. The Symphony also announced a program change to its May Bravo Series concert tour. The Symphony will perform Beethoven’s famous “Eroica” Symphony (No. 3) instead of the previously announced Symphony No. 6 in B minor by Tchaikovsky. A planned post-season tour by the Symphony’s chamber orchestra Camerata New Brunswick has been replaced by the extension of the April tour. “All of the changes,” says SNB General Manager Jennifer Grant, “are in part financially motivated. SNB wishes to remain debt-free and the changes will reduce costs for the remainder of the season and help achieve this objective.”
SNB’s Music Director Michael Newnham says, “Symphony New Brunswick has attained an impressive professional artistic standard over the past three seasons and this will continue for the remainder of this season and improve even more in the coming years.”
The concert in Miramichi will be held at 7 p.m. at the Théâtre Gilles Laplante, Carrefour Beausoliel. Tickets may be purchase at the théâtre box office or at the door. In Florenceville-Bristol, the concert will be at the Carlton North Highschool Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets for this performance can be obtained MES Music in Woodstock; Nevers Pharmacy in Hartland; Andrew and Laura McCain Library in Florenceville; Johnston Drugstore in Perth Andover or at the door.
The concerts in Moncton, Fredericton and Saint John are as previoulsy announced.
The Symphony’s next performances occur in Saint John, Moncton and Fredericton on March 19, 21 and 23 respectively and feature the first collaboration between Camerata New Brunswick and the Atlantic Ballet Theatre. Further information can be obtained on the Symphony’s web site or at the box offices of the Imperial Theatre, Capitol Theatre and the Playhouse.
Symphony New Brunswick Inc. operates New Brunswick’s only full-service professional symphony orchestra. In addition to the full symphony, SNB Inc. hosts a 20 member professional chamber orchestra named Camerata New Brunswick, the Saint John String Quartet and Ventus Machina. SNB Inc. engages its musicians in accordance with a collective agreement with the American Federation of Musicians. The Symphony was established in 1983 and is in its 31st subscription season.