With performances in Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John, SNB’s Autumn Leaves series aims to brighten up your November and help to ease us all through the transition of autumn to winter.
Symphony New Brunswick has a new series of performances coming up later this month. Featuring guest soloist Danielle Sametz (violin) and guest conductor Nadage Foofat, SNB’s Camerata NB concerts will be performed in Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John November 18-22.
“Lots of folks we know are dealing with stress and anxiety in their lives right now,” said Sametz, who is currently second violinist with the Saint John String Quartet and Symphony New Brunswick. “We feel like we could all use a little happiness and encouragement – and the warm, rich melodies in these pieces are sure to deliver.”
With an emphasis on Mozart, this series of concerts aims to brighten up your November and help to ease us all through the transition of autumn to winter.
“I am so excited to come conduct and work with the musicians of Symphony New Brunswick,” said Foofat, who holds a Doctor of Music degree in orchestral conducting from the Université de Montréal. “My husband and I had the great fortune of spending four weeks hiking through the Maritimes in 2018. We started and ended our trip in New Brunswick, and fell deeply in love with its stark beauty and expanses of nature, and warm and friendly people. I know that my week with the orchestra is destined to be magical, and I hope you can join us for one of these concerts.”
All concerts will be performed and enjoyed under strict adherence to Covid-19 regulations. Audience will be advised by the theatre box offices about security specific to each theatre.
About Nadege Foofat
Trained as a violinist and violist, with a bachelors degree from The Juilliard School and a masters degree from Yale University, she has performed solo recital and chamber performances at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Town Hall, the Banff Centre, and MoMA summer music festivals. She holds a Doctor of Music degree in orchestral conducting from the Université de Montréal, and a Diplôme de perfectionnement in contemporary orchestral conducting from the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana, (Switzerland). Nadège is a leading expert on the orchestral works of the early romantic French composer, Louise Farrenc.
About Danielle Sametz
Danielle Sametz grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan where she began her musical studies on both violin and piano. During her time in Regina Danielle was a member of the Regina Symphony Orchestra and also completed her Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto certification studying with Dr.Jamie Syer. She successfully completed her Bachelor of Music from Brandon University (BU) in 2009, studying with Kerry DuWors and Mark Rudoff. Danielle was a member of the string quartet-in-residence at the Centre for Opera in Sulmona, Italy, has collaborated with Winnipeg rock band ‘From the Moon’ on their album The Cyclist, was a Saskatchewan representative at the National Arts Program of Canada during the 2009 Summer Games and travelled to Palestine and Israel for a concert series and tour with faculty of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music. After finishing her Masters degree at the Aaron Copland school in New York City she spent 18 months in South Africa playing with the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra. Danielle is currently second violinist with the Saint John String Quartet and Symphony New Brunswick