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NB Summer Music Festival Schedule

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Each year is an adventure putting together a classical music festival. Choosing a theme, researching the music, making selections, finding artists, checking venues and working with numerous partners is always an interesting journey. A few years ago, we began featuring the music of different regions or countries. This year it is Spain and the Latin counties of the New World.

Spain has always been associated with passion and bravado in music with its typical folk and dance traditions. These will be well displayed in our music along with elements of an older Islamic heritage.

We hope you can join us in our musical celebration, whether it be in our Historic Spaces Concerts, the outdoor ‘Concert in the Park’ in Officers’ Square or for our feature evening concerts in the acoustically fine Memorial Hall on the University of New Brunswick campus.

Join us this summer and lose yourself in the passion of the music of Spain!

- Richard Hornsby, Artistic Director

Concert in the Park • Officers’ Square
Aug 8 • 7:30 pm • Tuesday • Free
An ensemble of Festival musicians will play classical favourites in a lovely evening concert in downtown Fredericton.

Music at the Cathedral • Christ Church Cathedral
Aug 11 • Friday • 12pm • Free Will Offering
Join us for a noon hour concert and start your weekend off early with the sounds of Arriaga, Turina and Granados under the arches of Fredericton’s iconic Christ Church Cathedral.

Memorial Hall, UNB Campus
Aug 11 • Friday • 7:30 pm • $15

The Capital Complex
Aug 12 • Saturday • 9:00 pm • $8

FUZE is a weekend mini-series of contemporary music with an electronic and classical edge. Downtown and campus venues play host to musicians from across Canada and across genres. Presenting original pieces and compositions inspired by our Main Series featured composers, FUZE artists push the boundaries of contemporary composition by bringing together the traditional and unconventional.

Main Series, Memorial Hall • 7:30 •  $13-26
Aug 16 • 17 • 18 • 19
Our Main series events feature works by Granados, Turina, de Falla, and others. These concerts are a mixture of instrumental and vocal pieces presented by festival musicians.

Concerts 2 & 3 include engaging talks by our guest artists that begin at 6:45.