New Brunswick Youth Orchestra
|New Brunswick Youth Orchestra (NBYO)|
|Location||Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada|
The New Brunswick Youth Orchestra, NBYO for short, (French: L’orchestre des jeunes du Nouveau-Brunswick, OJNB) is a youth orchestra based in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. Founded in 1965, the orchestra has approximately 80 members from across the province. The NBYO tours New Brunswick each year, and occasionally performs in other countries, funded by a Board of Directors as well as private, municipal, and provincial grants.
The New Brunswick Youth Orchestra was founded in 1965 under Philip W. Oland, who was the president of the New Brunswick Symphony Orchestra (NBSO) at that time. The NBYO effectively became New Brunswick's main orchestra at the NBSO's discontinuation in 1968. The NBYO first performed Woodstock, New Brunswick in October 1966.
The NBYO went on to give many other performances, including musical presentations at Expo 67 and the National Arts Centre. It also participated in several festivals such as the Dominion Centenary Festival of Music for Senior Orchestras, the Festival of International Youth Orchestras, Canadian Festival of Youth Orchestras and the Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival Competition in Vienna, Austria.
- Bruce Holder (assistant conductor; 1966)
- Stanley Saunders (1965-1968)
- Kelsey Jones (1968-1969)
- Clayton Hare (1969-1970)
- Stanley Saunders (1970-1974)
- Kenneth Elloway (1974-1975)
- Rodney McLeod (1975-1982)
- James Mark (1982-1983)
- Rodney McLeod (1983-1987)
- Nurhan Arman (1988-1989)
- Peter Pulford (1989-1990)
- Paul Campbell (1990-1994)
- James Mark (1994-2010)
- Antonio Delgado (2010–present)
The NBYO has been guest conducted by, among others, Victor Feldbrill, Alexander Brott, Jánós Sándor, Oskar Danon, Carolyn Davies and Brian Ellard.
The NBYO has performed in the following places:
- 2003 - Carnegie Hall, New York, New York
- 2004 - St. Croix River, St. Croix, New Brunswick
- 2005 - Auditorium Niccolò Paganini, Parma, Italy
- 2007 - Forbidden City, Beijing
- 2011 - Wiener Musikverein, Vienna
- 2008 East Coast Music Award, Classical Recording of the Year (Forbidden City Tour)
- 2008 – Orchestras Canada Betty Webster Award for outstanding orchestral achievements
- 2010 - TD Canada Trust Award - Arts Organization of the Year
- 2011 - East Coast Music Association nomination, DVD of the Year (Blues on the Boulevard)
- 2011 - Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Competition (Vienna, Austria) - 1st place in the Symphony Orchestra category
- 2012 - East Coast Music Association nomination, Classical Recording of the Year (Musikfreunde)
|New Brunswick Youth Orchestra discography|
- 2003: Première
- 2005: Virtuoso Italia 2005
- 2007: Forbidden City Tour
- 2011: Musikfreunde, NBYO Vienna Festival and Competition
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