Forbidden City Tour / New Brunswick Youth Orchestr
Label: Leaf Music
Lord, Roger; New Brunswick Youth Orchestra; Saint John String Quartet; Robichaud, Samantha; Mark, James
This recording features highlights from the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra's tour of China, which included a performance at Beijing's Forbidden City concert hall. The recording was produced at the Central China Radio Studio and features collaborations with some of New Brunswick's top classical musicians including international concert pianist, Roger Lord, the Saint John String Quartet and the traditional fiddler Samantha Robichaud. Founded in 1965, the orchestra has approximately 80 members between ages 10 and 24 from across the province. The NBYO tours New Brunswick each year, and occasionally performs in other countries. The ensemble is funded by a Board of Directors as well as private, municipal, and provincial grants. The group is led here by conductor James Mark.