Cellist, drummer share their talents

Andover Elementary School students were treated to a performance by Moncton cellist Jaeyoung Chong and local drummer Jason Leone on June 12. Chong also gave a recital in the village on June 13. PHOTO: CORINNE FITZHERBERT/THE VICTORIA STAR CORINNE FITZHERBERT -- THE VICTORIA STAR -- July 6, 2018... Read more

Violin is my life

A passion that makes me happy is music, especially playing the violin. It's been seven years now that I participate and play in the Sistema program. It exists for young people aged 6 and over. We learn to play music and we are several violinists. I chose this instrument because it was small; it was... Read more

Sistema Miramichi wraps up with year-end concert

ERNESTO CARRANZA -- THE MIRAMICHI LEADER (Article printed in June 15, 2018 edition) Dozens of parents and children were packed into James M. Hill Memorial High School Theatre for the Sistema Miramichi Season Finale Concert on Saturday, June 9. Sistema New Brunswick arrived in Miramichi back in... Read more

‘We are one darn lucky community to have this program’: mayor

CORINNE FITZHERBERT -- THE VICTORIA STAR (April 18, 2018 printed edition) Don Matheson says three things happen at every Sistema NB concert. “You’re moved. You’re amazed. You’re N.B. proud,” said Matheson, chief operating officer of the program, which provides free, daily orchestral instruction to... Read more

Students benefit from music education, say adjudicators

The newest members of the Sistema Tobique Centre orchestra – including Makayla Bear-Kinney – showed off their skills during instrumental classes at the Victoria County Music Festival on Friday, April 6. PHOTO: CORINNE FITZHERBERT/THE VICTORIA STAR CORINNE FITZHERBERT THE VICTORIA STAR April 11,... Read more

NB music groups see leg up from Newcastle Rotary Club

Sistema NB Miramichi members and faculty welcomed members of the Newcastle Rotary Club for a visit on Wednesday, March 21st to their beautiful new King Street Elementary School centre. Centre Director Carlos Armao and the entire Sistema NB team are grateful for the generous support of community... Read more

The gift of music keeps on giving

My two cents by David Gauvin -- Times & Transcript--Saturday, March 31, 2018 I never met José Antonio Abreu. But he’s changed the lives of my family, and of hundreds of other families in Metro Moncton. When the founder of the Sistema music-education program died last Saturday at the age of 78,... Read more

Making life better, one note at a time

BEN MACINTOSH SPECIAL TO THE MIRAMICHI LEADER -- March 28, 2018 After a concert is always a busy time for music teachers, almost as busy as getting ready for the concert itself. Carlos Armao knows all about it. He is the director of the Sistema NB classical music training centre in Miramichi... Read more