Symphony New Brunswick begins Sesquicentennial Celebrations with New Commission.
Christine Donkin’s new work Hopewell Cape will be performed by SNB musicians as part of a very exciting concert, Symphony New Brunswick’s New Brunswick on Show, running March 13-15, 2017.
In addition, Symphony New Brunswick will present internationally-renowned horn player Ulises Aragon, from Dieppe, and the works of well-known composer Michael Miller of Fredericton. Maestro Michael Newnham will lead the Symphony in a concert that can be described as idyllic and pastoral. This lyrical and accessible concert will charm audiences and help us all through the last days of winter.
Also on the program will be the delightful Siegfried’s Idyll, written by Richard Wagner as a birthday present to his second wife, Cosima, after the birth of their son Siegfried in 1869, in addition to works for a smaller orchestra by Walton, Larsson, and Schumann.
Rounding out the evening, Michael Miller’s Horn composition reminds us of family ties that are so important to us in New Brunswick. Ulises Aragon was the First Horn in the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, in Caracas, Venezuela, from 1989 to 2012 and currently serves as resident teacher at the International Horn Festival in Manizales, Colombia, held annually since 2006, in addition to his position as Principal Horn of Symphony New Brunswick.
Michael Miller, a composer, pianist, and retired professor of music, has degrees from New York University, and the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, NY. He has taught at New York University, Vassar College, and Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB, where he is Professor Emeritus.
New Brunswick on Show Concert Series
March 13, 2017 | Capitol Theatre | Moncton | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets
March 14, 2017 | Fredericton Playhouse | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets
March 15, 2017 | Imperial Theatre | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets