The New Brunswick Youth Orchestra has been celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday all year long with commissions in music, writing and art. During our 2017-2018 concert season, we are visiting communities across the province and performing "Sea to Sea", our commissioned musical piece by Canadian composer Howard Shore and librettist by Elizabeth Cotnoir. This special song celebrates Canada’s natural landscape and cultural diversity, and this season, talented New Brunswick soloists and choral singers will be performing it with us.
Our celebrations also include an educational component with participating schools across the province. Students have been discussing the commissioned music, art and writing of the NBYO’s Canada 150 project. In addition to “Sea to Sea”, students have explored the commissioned essay of former Lieutenant Governor Hérménégilde Chiasson and visual art piece by First Nations artist Natalie Sappier.
We are excited to visit with New Brunswick students this concert season to share in the celebration of our great nation.