The New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra performs music that we think matters, whether it was written in the Middle Ages or sometime next year, in the heart of Old Europe or the new conservatories of East Asia.
We trace our history back to 1960, when a group of amateur musicians in the New Brunswick area came together to play classical works for their own pleasure. Gradually the group has evolved into a professional ensemble of 12 to 26 musicians that tackles some of the biggest assignments possible for chamber orchestras. Works such as Handel’s “Messiah”, Gorecki’s third symphony, Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” and Lou Harrison’s Pipa Concerto.
We are a mobile ensemble as comfortable at a local church as in the historic State Theatre or the intimate Crossroads stage . We perform with soloists, choirs and dance ensembles from throughout the area.
As concert musicians we have inherited a tradition, but we are not constrained by it. Modern classical music has few boundaries and many possibilities: multimedia, minimalism, dance, film and theater. Come and see what you think.
THE BOARD OF THE NEW BRUNSWICK CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Mark Hyczko, Music Director
John Semmlow, Ph.D., President of the Board
Robin Connerat, Treasurer
Stan Fessant, Contracting
Timothy Korzun, Legal, Sound Engineer
Wayne Anderson, Funding, Resources
Shirley Ann Strang Trense, Development
Jan Reinhart, Public Relations
Andrew Hayward, Publicity