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A message from
the President

Kenn Mainville

NBYO President & CEO

Welcome to the show!

The New Brunswick Youth Orchestra, Inc. (“NBYO”) is a leading Canadian orchestral music program for children and youth.

Sistema NB is the NBYO’s free after-school music program focused on serving children across the
province who otherwise would have no access to such opportunities.

Proceeds from the performance of Wild Symphony, with Dan Brown, will be used to support Sistema NB’s ’10,000 Children’ plan. This plan, and campaign, will double Sistema NB in size to more than 2,000 children every day and help bring about generational change in child poverty levels in New Brunswick over the 15-year life of the plan.


We are excited to announce the next new Sistema NB centre, anticipated in ’10,000 Children’, will open in St. Stephen in September this year.

Wild Symphony will build awareness and appreciation of music and the orchestra as a powerful tool for positive social development for children and youth.

Thank you for your solidarity, support and encouragement.

Enjoy the music!


Wednesday, June 12th, 2024

KIRA Ampitheatre

Master of Ceremonies

Blair Lawrence

Antonio Delgado

Welcome / Introductions

Wild Symphony

Dan Brown

Arr. Karl Blench​

  1. Maestro Mouse

  2. Woodbird Welcome

  3. Bouncing Kangaroo

  4. Clumsy Kittens

  5. Happy Hippo

  6. Frogs in a Bog

  7. Anxious Ostrich

  8. The Armadillo Shell

  9. Dancing Boar

  10. Impatient Ponies

  11. Wondrous Whale

  12. Cheetah Chase

  13. Eager Elephant

  14. Rat Attack

  15. Busy Beetles

  16. Brilliant Bat

  17. Cricket Lullaby

  18. Maestro Mouse Reprise


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
Maestro Antonio Delgado

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.  


Dan Brown

Dan Brown - the man behind the #1 best-selling publishing phenomenon of The Da Vinci Code–is known for exciting twists, turns, and surprises.

His musical surprise, WILD SYMPHONY, unveils the novelist as a lifelong musician and composer who was inspired at a young age by Peter and the Wolf, The Carnival of the Animals, and

The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.

As a personal passion project, Brown composed a symphony intended to draw children and families back to auditoriums to experience live, orchestral music together.

Inspired by the track record and international leadership of NBYO and Sistema NB, Brown is joining us in-person for the Sistema NB performances of Wild Symphony.

About Dan Brown

Wild Symphony


"Wild Symphony" is a captivating orchestral work composed by best-selling author Dan Brown, which merges symphonic music with a delightful children's story. The composition features a series of musical portraits drawn from the animal kingdom, where each piece is paired with a poem and a moral lesson, introducing young audiences to the joys of music and storytelling.


Accompanied by charming illustrations in the accompanying book, "Wild Symphony" is designed to enchant listeners of all ages with its whimsical characters, each represented by different orchestral instruments, creating an engaging and educational experience that explores themes of friendship, curiosity, and the beauty of the natural world.

The Orchestra

The Sistema Children's 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 


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
(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’ provides professional-level instruments for section Principals in the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra.  Help us complete the Instrument Bank. To learn more contact us at

Perdersen Instrument Bank
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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