The NBYO is one of the most innovative and distinguished youth orchestras in Canada, and features some of the province's most talented young musicians. Its mission is to inspire children and youth to achieve their full potential through learning and performing orchestral music.
The NBYO has performed in some of the world's great concert halls, including Carnegie Hall in New York, The Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, China and the Musikverein, the home stage of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, in Vienna, Austria. In 2011, the Orchestra was awarded first place in the category of Symphony Orchestra at the Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival in Vienna, Austria.
The NBYO has five CD recordings and has received an East Coast Music Award for best classical recording. In addition to performing with a high level of excellence, the Orchestra continues to commission original works, collaborate with guest conductors and performers, and tour both in New Brunswick, Canada and internationally.
The NBYO's is committed to developing an outstanding provincial youth orchestra, expanding the participation of young people, and creating greater awareness and appreciation for orchestral music in New Brunswick.