Plans for the New Brunswick Summer Music Festival are still in development given the COVID-19 situation. We hope to have some information for you soon about how we can respond. The festival may look different this year but we are hoping to be able to offer you some quality chamber music.

For more on this topic, here’s a message from our Artistic Director, Richard Hornsby

NB Summer Music Festival 2020 Dates Announced

We are pleased to announce that the 27th annual New Brunswick Summer Music Festival will take place 04 – 15 August 2020.  Check back regularly for updates regarding this year’s theme and events.


In 1994 the New Brunswick Summer Music Festival (NBSMF) was founded by Richard Hornsby, Director of Music for the University of New Brunswick and pianist Robert Kortgaard, then Musician in Residence.  In its earliest days, the modest 3-day program of classical chamber music was run solely with temporary summer staff, a dedicated board of directors, and volunteer support. Since then, however, the NBSMF has grown into a two-week music festival, with educational components, mentoring opportunities for young artists, free public events, lectures and exhibits.  As the Festival grew in scope, so did its reputation – both among music lovers and musicians.  Over the years, it has received national media support and coverage and has become an important part of the cultural scene in Atlantic Canada, and in particular, the city of Fredericton.