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2023-2024 SEASON

A message from
the President

Ken MacLeod

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

February 11th, 2024

2:00 PM


Master of Ceremonies

Kate Rogers


Antonio Delgado


Batuque “Danza di Negri” (Dalla Suite Brasiliana “Reisado do Pastoreio”)

L. Fernandez

Concerto for Two Flutes in G

D. Cimarosa

  • Largo

  • Allegretto ma non tanto


Soloists: Gracie Lewis – Bark-Wende Sinon

Festive Overture, Op. 96.     

D. Shostakovich


Symphony No. 9
(From the New World), Op. 95                    

A. Dvorak


     I. Adagio – Allegro Molto
     II. Largo
     III. Scherzo
     IV. Allegro con fuoco



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

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

Alexandre Doucet (Bouctouche)

Amine Kahlaoui (Moncton)

Ben Lewis (Moncton)

Daniel Zhang (Fredericton)

Emilie Duncan (Moncton)

Emma Boudreau (Moncton)

Emma Bourdon**** (Moncton)

Emma Misener (Moncton)

Garance Ramade (Vichy, France et Moncton)

Heather Meisner (Quispamsis)

Iris Li (Saint John)

Maya Hubert (Moncton)

Monika Brudkowski (Moncton)

Rilès-Rémi Ould-Kaci (Moncton)

Skylar Brigley-Byers (Saint John)

Viacheslav Karzov (Pocologan)

Violin II

Alexander Arnold (Fredericton)

Alex Zhang (Quispamsis)

Charlotte Lane (Saint John)

Daniela Vivas*** (Fredericton)

Ella Nguyen (Moncton)

Izabel Brudkowski (Moncton)

John Shi (Saint John)

Maya Guzman (Moncton)

Onika Gourdine (Miramichi)

Sebastien Lavoie (Moncton)

Shiwoo Lee (Moncton)

Tashel Wagaarachchi*** (Moncton)

Teryn Maltby (Miramichi)

Venya Nandakumar (Riverview)


Berthley Assong † (Edmundston)

Cheyenne Jones (Miramichi)

Ella Umbay (Moncton)

Emmett Flores (Fredericton)

Erica Fisher** (Moncton)

Haley McKitrick* (Richibucto)

Jada Belanger † (Moncton)

Patryk Brudkowski (Moncton)

Sidney Murgatroyd (Fredericton)


Alexander Delgado (Moncton)

Charlotte Bagisetty (Moncton)

Isaí Parra-Perez** (Moncton)

Lina Khedhri (Moncton)

Maya Gariepy (Moncton)

Mayumi Jimenez (Moncton)

Perrine Traisnel (Moncton)

Saraí Parra-Perez (Moncton)

Sharon Farua (Miramichi)

Double Bass

Benaura Freeman (Saint John)

Elise Ould-Kaci** (Moncton)

Lillian Connell-Britt** (Saint John)

Lucas Hartmann (Aldouane)

Owen Boudreau (Moncton)

Xavier Bélanger (Edmundston)


Fardad Yamani (Moncton)

Kalvin Rowe** (Saint John)

Liam Addis (Saint John)

Scott McKitrick (Richibucto)

Shinie Wagaarachchi** (Moncton)


Bark-Wendé Sinon (Moncton)

Catherine Viger (Victoria by the Sea, PEI)

Gracie Lewis* (Moncton)

Jada Nguyen** (Moncton)

Samuel Fong (Riverview)

Zion De Joya (Moncton)


Evan Hyde (Saint John)

Marc Gauvin (Moncton)

Mya MacDonald (Saint John)

René Levesque (Moncton)

Sarah Perrault** (Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia)

Zoe de Joya (Moncton)


Dimitrius Pellerin** (Moncton)

Leo Cain (Moncton)

Lilia Kikuchi (Saint John)

Noah Fisher (Moncton)

Rémi Chan-Tang (Moncton)

Yaron Felter-Gonen* (Dieppe)

French Horn

Alex Murphy (Saint John)

Avery Hubert** (Moncton)

Lessa Thornton (Saint John)

Liam Daley (Saint John)

Oriana Luc (Saint John)

Raina Chevarie Munroe (Moncton)

Yeva Sibiryakova (Fredericton)


Alexis McInnis (Moncton)

Elijah Gillard** (Moncton)

Emma Bocklandt (Moncton)

Kaima Eurokwu (Saint John)

Matthew Mulvihill (Albert Bridge, NS)


Amy Robichaud** (Moncton)

Destiny Fry (Baie Verte)

Ivy Clarke (Moncton)

Kingston Beckett (Saint John)

Rowan Blanch (Upper Nappan, NS)

Selena Tenass** (Moncton)


Sidney Murgatroyd** (Fredericton)


Aaron Phi (Moncton)

Ben Carter (Moncton)

Collin Mclenaghan † (Moncton)

Conrad Kelly (Moncton)

Owen Melanson** (Moncton)


Samuel Fong (Riverview)


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

Adopt an Instrument

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
(506) 866-7920

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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