From 22-24 March, the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra held its final concert of the 2018/19 season with performances in Moncton and Sackville. The Moncton concert featured the Troiselles, a trio of Acadian singers who worked with the orchestra and Les Jeunes Chanteurs de L’Acadie to perform several songs from the area. The performance also included Youth Orchestra of the Americas Global Leaders who had spent the week working with the Sistema New Brunswick program and participated in a side-by-side concert with members of Tutta Musica and the Youth Orchestra of Northern Alberta. YONA has its own Sistema program and sent ambassadors to explore Sistema NB and visit centers in Moncton, Richibucto and Saint John, finishing the week with Saturday’s performance. On Sunday, the NBYO traveled to Mount Allison University, where students performed the last concert of the year, featuring the Wolastoq Fantasia, the Mozart Flute Concerto in G Major performed by Avery Kennedy, Shostakovich Symphony No. 5, and the Conga del Fuego Nuevo by Marquez. Jared Beckerton, a member of the orchestra’s horn section, conducted the final movement of the Shostakovitch and the Conga.
Author: Avery Kennedy, World Ensemble Ambassador, Sistema New Brunswick, Canada