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Sistema NB’s final concert was top notch

Letter to the Editor, Telegraph-Journal 21-June-2017 I had the privilege of attending the Sistema Season Finale Concert, June16. I want your readers to know that the concert was impressive. Some of the students have been playing a musical instrument for less than a calendar year. The musical... Read more

Sistema NB Miramichi performs its final concert of the year

Students from the Miramichi Sistema program show off their brightly coloured Sistema shirts near the Miramichi river. PHOTO: SUBMITTED/MIRAMICHI LEADER ERNESTO CARRANZA MIRAMICHI LEADER While local Sistema New Brunswick students are preparing for their final performance of the year, one of its... Read more

Sistema NB Students Lend their Voices to a Global Peace Project

Earlier this spring, 53 students from Sistema NB Centres in Richibucto and Elsipogtog First Nation lent their voices to a special international Peace Project called “ Love People ”. The project brought together children from El Sistema-inspired programs from around the world, all singing the... Read more

Sistema NB students shine for big screen performance

Students from Sistema NB Richibucto Centre showed their musical skills as they performed at the 4 th CinéRelève Festival last Friday evening. The young people played two original pieces that had also been recorded for the documentary which was screened. "L'opposition des Rois: by filmmaker Gilles... Read more

Sistema kids learn from the pros

Alexander Shelley, conductor with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, is seen working with Sistema NB orchestras Saturday in preparation for a concert held Saturday night at the Moncton Wesleyan Celebration Centre. Over the course of two days, NACO musicians worked with their young counterparts,... Read more

Top conductor set to work with young New Brunswick musicians

KEVIN NIMMOCK TIMES & TRANSCRIPT The key to working with children is to challenge them with high demands and complex ideas, says One of Canada’s most respected orchestral conductor, who will bring that strategy to Moncton this weekend. “If you challenge young people, and really push them, they... Read more

Sistema NB Kids are Set to “Play with the Pros” on April 29

Moncton, NB: For two hundred and forty Sistema NB students from across the province, it will be like lacing up their skates, putting on their gear and playing on the same line with Sidney Crosby! On Saturday, April 29, students from Richibucto, Tobique First Nation, Saint John and Moncton centres... Read more

Sistema New Brunswick Continues to Grow in Reputation and Reach

Apr 25, 2017 (Source: Huddle , April 24, 2017 online edition) by Cherise Letson A New Brunswick program that provides disadvantaged kids with a chance to achieve their full potential through learning and performing orchestral music is garnering some international attention. Ken MacLeod, president... Read more