New Brunswick Youth Orchestra with Measha Brueggergosman

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Measha Brueggergosman

Program includes:
O Canada
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5
TRADITIONAL Partons, la mer est belle, arr. Aaron Davis

It started with a dream and an email that was three weeks in the writing, requesting a special gift to mark the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation. An unexpected phone call followed, and the result was a new commission from Oscar-winning composer Howard Shore (Lord of the Rings, Mrs. Doubtfire, Silence of the Lambs) created specifically for this performance.

Under the direction of Venezuelan-born conductor Antonio Delgado, the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra (NBYO) will premier Shore’s new commission for soloist, chorus, and orchestra in an evening that will also include renowned New Brunswick soprano and long-time NBYO collaborator Measha Brueggergosman.

Inspired by the internationally recognized El Sistema in Venezuela, the NBYO is the first Sistema-branded program in Canada. Believing music is a powerful agent for social change, the mission of Sistema NB is to promote the collective practice of music in order to inspire children and youth to achieve their full potential, acquiring values that favour their growth and have a positive impact on their lives and society.

Presented in association with Music & Beyond

Measha Brueggergosman
Tony Delgado


  • Conductor Antonio Delgado
  • Soprano soloist Measha Brueggergosman