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A message from
the President

Kenn Mainville

NBYO President & CEO


Some moments make life sweeter and more joyful.

Consider just this past year.  

In May, the NBYO presented a gala concert to celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the 8th Canadian Hussars, graced by the presence of Her Royal Highness, Princess Royal, Princess Anne.  People were dazzled, and many were moved to tears by the beauty, honesty and sensitivity of the performance.  


In June, the NBYO was invited to the famed stage at Carnegie Hall in New York City, along with three youth orchestras from the USA. Our young musicians gave a beautiful performance, creating a deep, lasting affirmation for the young musicians, and a moving memory for their audience. 


Sweet moments indeed - and a powerful declaration that New Brunswick musicians are ready for any stage, anywhere.

That includes stages all across New Brunswick, where they pour out their hearts for their audiences.


Our musicians know that in those audiences are the parents, families, friends and sponsors who are making their journey possible.  Their gift in return is wonderful music played with excellence.

Powered by their gratitude, passion and joy, they create magical moments everywhere they go.


We hope you experience those moments here with us. 


We also hope that behind the music, you hear our gratitude for your solidarity, support and encouragement. If our youth are ready, it’s because of you.


Enjoy the music!


(506) 961-1530

Maestro Antonio Delgado


 NBYO 2023-2024

June 11th, 2024

7:00 PM

Moncton Wesleyan Celebration Centre

Master of Ceremonies

Marshall Button


Antonio Delgado


Festive Overture, Op. 96

D. Shostakovich


Compilation and arrangements

By Mike Maillet​

Symphony No. 9
(de Nouveau Monde), Op. 95                    

A. Dvorak


     IV. Allegro con fuoco


Selection of songs and stories of the band “Queen”:


With Narrator Marshall Button

• Izabelle Ouellet - Singer

• Gilberto Bermudez – Singer

• Jeunes Chanteurs D’Acadie – Director Nadine Hebert

• Mount Allison Choral Society – Director Kiera Galway

• Anglophone East School District Staff Choir – Director Leanne Delaney

• Mike Maillet – Guitar

• Noah Fisher – Bass Guitar



We respectfully request that you do not use flash photography, and to silence or turn off pagers and cell phones and refrain from texting during the concert.

Musical Programme

Antonio Delgado


Antonio Delgado got all his early musical education in the world-renowned El Sistema program (National System of Youth and Children's Orchestras of Venezuela) in his home town of Caracas.  Though Delgado began his musical life on the violin, he soon discovered his love and talent for conducting. Maestro Delgado began his conducting studies with Maestro Rodolfo Saglimbeni and pursued further training at the Canford School of Music in Wimborne, England where he learned from Maestro George Hurst, among others.  From 2005 to 2010 Delgado was Musical Director of the 2nd largest South American theatre, Teresa Carreño, where he conducted a diverse range of music, garnering particular acclaim for his interpretations of ballet (Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, Nutcracker among them) and opera (La Traviata, Lo Speziale and La Finta Semplice and others).  Though he has conducted every major orchestra in Venezuela, Delgado has not hoarded his talents, as performance dates in Ecuador, Puerto Rico and Canada clearly attest. 

Since July 2010, Delgado has been Musical Director and teacher in residence of Sistema New Brunswick, as well as Musical Director and Conductor of the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra, which he led to win at the Summa Cum Laude 2011competition held in Vienna, also to different tours in Canada, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany and the latest important performance at the ”Viennese Master Invitational” at the Carnegie Hall, New York City during the summer of 2023.


Since his arrival to NB, he has founded and conducted the “Moncton Youth Orchestra”, the “Sistema Children Orchestra and the Professional “Tutta Musica Orchestra” while serving as orchestra conductor for 6 years to the Universite de Moncton Opera productions such as: “Marriage of Figaro”, La Clemenza de Tito”, Dido and Eneas” and “Les Mousquetaires au couvent”, among others. In 2019 he returned to Caracas, Venezuela as a guest conductor for the production of Verdi’s “Rigoletto” at the Municipal Theatre.

In 2016, together with actor/director Marshall Button and The    Capitol Theatre, he created a series of annual musicals combining local and national talent with great success. To date, these professional productions include: The Sound of Music, Oliver!, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, and The Wizard of Oz.

Maestro Delgado has always been compelled to work with local and Canadian renowned artists and bands like 1755, Chris Colepaugh, Kevin Lau, Jaelem Bhatem, David Myles, Measha Brueggergosman, Troiselle, James Hill & Anne Janelle.

As part of the “Canada 150” celebrations, he worked together with Academy Award winner Howard Shore, to premiere his composition “Sea to Sea” at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.  

Presenting Sponsors

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Great Music.
Great Future.
Great Legacy.

Providing for the future of the NBYO is one of the most important things we can do for our community, our children and grandchildren.


Through a planned gift, you can:

  • Enrich the cultural life of New Brunswick;

  • Bring joy into the lives of thousands of people;

  • Ensure our youth will continue to learn and perform great music for generations to come.

In the process, you will be making an eloquent and lasting personal statement about the value of the arts to inspire, unify and bring hope. You will leave a legacy ensuring your generosity lives on beyond your lifetime.

Contributions to the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra through your will, life insurance and annuities or securities, real estate or other properties will be used to endow NBYO music education programs, concerts, tours and the creation of new work.


If you are interested in leaving a musical legacy to generations yet to come, contact us 


Don Matheson

Director of Community Engagement

New Brunswick Youth Orchestra
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About NBYO
About the
New Brunswick
Youth Orchestra

Our mission is to inspire children and youth to achieve their potential through learning and performing orchestral music. Businesses and individuals generously support NBYO through financial and in-kind contributions. 


You’re invited to become a sponsor, supporting the development of outstanding young NB leaders and musicians. 

2023 - 2024 Concert Dates 

October 21, 2023


October 22, 2023


November 19, 2023 



January 14, 2024 

Saint John


February 11, 2024 



March 23, 2024 


The Orchestra

The Orchestra


Violin I

Rilès-Rémi Ould-Kaci

Iris Li 

Emilie Duncan

Onika Gourdine-Mundell

Maya Guzman 

Tashel Wagaarachchi 

Izabel Brudkowski

Ella Nguyen

Daniela Vivas

Alex Zhang

Alexander Arnold

Sébastien Lavoie

Venya Nandakumar

John Shi

Charmaine Bagisetty

Maya Hubert

Ben Lewis

Violin II

Toluwanimi Osibanjo

Bella Breau

Borys Moiseiev-Lozhnikov

Ava Jimenez

Zin Somers

Emeka Nwafor

Erwan Keenan Lozada

Emanuel Balcazar

Danica Moss

Sadiya N'Dao

Alex Shaw

Emily O'Hara

Rowan Ryan

Katherine Murphy


Patryk Brudkowski

Emmett Flores

Manuella Umbay

Daniel Milliea

Vailan Kannie Sabido

Eve Arsenault

Shirley Felter-Gonen

Palin Doyle

Owen Lewis

Noémie Doiron

Marysol Boisvert

Berthley Assong


Maya Gariepy

Mayumi Jimenez

Alexander Delgado

Saraí Parra-Pérez

Charlotte Bagisetty

Sharon Farua

Oluwatobiloba Sadiq

Vince Gabriel Berceles

Jaynie Beers

Tanvi Karthikeyan

Daniel Akinwole

Sofia Guadarrama

Double Bass

Xavier Bélanger

Lucas Hartmann

Susan Erazo

Mutula Hekima-Kundu

Sofia Freitas

Julia Hidaka Ito


Liam Addis

Kalvin Rowe

Jeremy Sibrian

Carlos Daniel Avila

Lafay He


Zion De Joya

Nathaniel Hebert

Nino Ruel

Ryan Lopez

Kayle Razafindrainibe


René Levesque

Zoe De Joya

Zion Adetoro

Chloe Short


Leo Cain

Isabelle Boudreau-Silver

Avalynn Dupuis

Lilia Kikuchi

Rémi Chan Tang

French Horn

Yeva Sibiryakova

Oriana Luc

Alexander Murphy

Arthur Ortiz


Emma Rose Bocklandt

Kaima Eruokwu

Leon Wagaarachchi

Juan Alvarez

Elliot Delgado

Jayden Masominu


Amy Robichaud** (Moncton)

Destiny Fry (Baie Verte)

Ivy Clarke (Moncton)

Kingston Beckett (Saint John)

Rowan Blanch (Upper Nappan, NS)

Selena Tenass** (Moncton)


Brody Murchison


Matthew Tupy

Wynn Beverly

Arik Abazi

Aaron Randall-Glasby

Michael Gibson

Lucas Lavergne

Kim Lademora


Samuel Fong

Shiwoo Lee


Antonio Delgado 

Orchestra Manager

Erica Fisher​

Production Manager

Gregory Parra

*** Concertmaster (Chair endowed in memory of James MacMurray)

** Principal 2nd Violin (Chair endowed in memory of Ericka Low)

** Section Principal

*Assistant to Section Principal

† Alternate member

Guest Artists
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Izabelle Ouellet

Guest Artist

With over 15 years of captivating performances and 4500 shows, Izabelle is a powerhouse in the music industry. Beginning her career in 2005 after studying at the Université de Moncton in theatre, she gained recognition with her band Angry Candy and secured the runner-up spot on "Canada’s Got Talent" in 2012. Notably, her powerful voice attracted producer Henry Hirsch, leading to an EP that topped iTunes Canada's Pop charts.


Going solo in 2015, Izabelle impressed at the Festival Interceltique de Lorient in France, and her single "Caméléon" dominated Pop-Rock charts in New Brunswick for over 10 weeks. She continued to shine with a 2016 European tour and appearances at les Jeux de la Francophonie in Africa, captivating audiences even during the pandemic with virtual performances.

Beyond her musical talent, Izabelle is a dedicated advocate for the arts, inspiring students with motivational talks about pursuing artistic passions. She has shared stages with renowned artists like Serena Ryder, Deadmau5, and Colin James, earning praise from luminaries such as Measha Brueggergosman and Martin Short. Notably, Adele granted her permission to perform one of her songs on television.


Izabelle has also collaborated with NBYO as a guest artist. Looking ahead to 2024, Izabelle is set to return to her roots, blending musical genres to release new songs and delight her audience with another thrilling chapter in her career.

Guest Choirs
The Anglophone East Staff Choir

The Anglophone East Staff Choir is made up of dedicated staff members of the Anglophone East School District. This 60-member choir consists of Teachers, Educational Assistants, and District Staff members. We are thrilled and honored to be part of this wonderful musical ‘Queen’ tribute and beyond excited to sing alongside the
New Brunswick Youth Orchestra.

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Les Jeunes chanteurs d'Acadie
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Since 1969, Les Jeunes chanteurs d'Acadie choir have built an international reputation, first under the direction of its founder, Sister Lorette Gallant, and more recently under the direction of her great-niece, Nadine Hébert. Since its inception, the choir has gained national and international recognition in competitions and high-profile events throughout Canada, Cuba, the United States and Europe. Most recently, the choir performed with other distinguished Canadian choirs at the "Canada At Carnegie" event in New York City.

The choir, now consisting of more than 40 singers aged 11 to 18, continues to strive for musical excellence and boasts a multilingual repertoire of classical, traditional and modern arrangements. The variety of musical genres explored is a testament to the versatility of this young choir in its 50 years of existence. Les Jeunes Chanteurs
d'Acadie continue to spread the Acadian "joie de vivre" by singing songs from the traditional Acadian repertoire and can be heard on the Pommier doux and Chœurs d'ici, chansons d'ici recordings.

Mount Allison University
Choral Society
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The Choral Society comprises mixed voices with a membership of
approximately 50 members. Singers typically include students enrolled in Music and other Mount Allison programs, faculty and staff members from the University community, as well as singers from the Sackville, Amherst and Moncton areas.

The music varies from large choral works to smaller pieces around a specific theme. Past works presented by the Choral Society include: Gabriel Fauré's Messe Basse, Frostiana by Randall Thompson, Old American Songs by Aaron Copland, a set of works by Ben Allaway, Pinkham's Christmas Cantata, Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein, Psalm 150 by Schutz, John Rutter's Gloria, The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins, spirituals, and excerpts from operas.


The Choral Society looks forward to presenting Brahms Schicksalslied in their upcoming fall season, in collaboration with the New Brunswick Choral Federation.

David and Nancy Holt
Endowment Fund

The New Brunswick Youth Orchestra, Inc. is deeply grateful to the late David and Nancy Holt for their generous bequest of a $1 million endowment fund, with the investment income, earned annually, dedicated to the purchase and maintenance of musical instruments for Sistema NB.

Dr. Mary & Mark Pedersen
Instrument Bank

The ‘Dr Mary and Mark Pedersen Instrument Bank’ was announced at Sistema NB Centre in Moncton on Dec. 14. The new instrument bank, made possible by the Pedersens’ donation of $176,000, has enabled the NBYO to acquire 14 professional-level instruments, including Bass Clarinet, Oboe, English Horn, Bassoon, Bb & C Trumpets, French Horn, Trombone, Bass Trombone, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass for the orchestra.

Board of Directors
NBYO Board
of Directors


Réjean Boudreau, Chair

David Adams, Vice Chair

Denise Britt, Treasurer

Kathryn Hamer, Secretary

Eileen Bowes

Alexis Couture

Wade Hamilton

Jacques Poitras

Guy Richard

Dan Seems

Martina Colombo


The Honourable Brenda Murphy, Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick


Hon. Graydon Nicholas

Hon. Herménégilde Chiasson

Hon. Dr. Marilyn Trenholme Counsell

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The internationally acclaimed New Brunswick Youth Orchestra is energetic, dynamic and growing. It successfully accomplishes its mission for New Brunswick's talented young musicians, only with the generous support of its friends and supporters.

Children and youth achieving their full potential through music and the orchestra.  That is what NBYO and Sistema NB is making possible.

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