In July 2011 the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra competed with orchestras from around the globe in the Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival in Vienna, Austria. Not only did they win first place in the orchestra category, but they also received the honorable ranking of “outstanding performance” from the international panel of judges. NBYO musicians and conductor, Maestro Antonio Delgado, met their performance expectations, and were globally recognized for the culmination of a year of hard work and preparation. ‘Musikfreunde,’ translated as “friends of music,” was the theme for the NBYO 2011 Vienna tour, which makes it a suiting title for this recording of the 2011 tour and competition repertoire. The NBYO is proud to release its newest recording- Musikfreunde, Friends of Music.