SSSG Notes February 24, 2017

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Dear SSSG families,

Please know that there are regular Group classes this Saturday February 25.  

The SSSG senior ensemble, Concorde will be hosting youth musicians from Ithaca , NY this weekend. Please take note of the Concorde/Ithaca concert this Sunday!!

*A reminder to students in Elayne Ras' group classes and Tanglewood Orchestra that next week's groups/orchestra, (Feb 25), will be moved to Sat Apr 1 at their same times. If you have any other regular classes, ie groups, Rhythmic Reading or Orchestra, they will occur as usual on Feb 25, it's just Elayne's classes that are moving.

Janet Johnson
Suzuki String School of Guelph
administrative assistant

SSSG Music Fair MF
SSSG Music Fair-Face Painters & Buskers needed FP

The SSSG Music Fair seeks youth musicians to help make this day fun & celebratory!

Please fill in the doodle poll if you are able to help with:

  Face Painting (ages 12 yrs & up): 

in the GYMC Lobby (feel free to gather with up to x 3 fellow musicians):

SSSG Music Fair-donations fair
The SSSG Music Fair is fast approaching on March 4.  Please keep an eye out for any used books, cds or dvds to donate to the fair! More details to follow....

Guelph/Ithaca Exchangeithaca

Visiting Suzuki students and teachers coming to Guelph from Ithaca Talent Education School
On the weekend of  February 23-26 , twenty five students and 4 teachers will be coming to Guelph from Ithaca, NY to an exchange started in 2015.

A large, 50 member string orchestra  will be formed by the senior students of both schools under the enthusiastic baton of maestro Kirsten Marshall. They will rehearse all weekend towards a joint concert on  Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2:30 pm  in the GYMC Recital Hall. Admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted. All funds raised through this event will go to the Guelph Drop-in Centre.

Two of the American Suzuki movement pioneers will also be joining us from Ithaca that weekend. On  Saturday, Feb. 25 at 1 pm Joan and Sandy Reuning  will give a Fireside Talk  about the beginnings of the Suzuki movement in North America in the upstairs foyer of the GYMC. Bring your coffee and muffins and come listen to this delightful couple tell the tales of their first encounters with Dr. Suzuki and how their children became some of the first Suzuki students in North America. Everyone is invited to attend!


Behind the Scenes scenes
This week, we snuck into the Recital Hall at the GYMC just as rehearsals began for  Sunday's Guelph/Ithaca Exchange concert, "Beyond Borders - Friends in Music". It was a treat to watch Kirsten Marshall lead this enthusiastic group of talented young musicians. This is a concert you won't want to miss!

SSSG Senior Ensemble performance senior
Bring your friends and family, this is the inspiration you have been looking for! SSSG's very own touring ensemble, performing at the GYMC, just for you!

GSO's Musical Blooms blooms
Musical Blooms 
On  Sunday, March 5 at 2 pm , celebrate the early arrival of spring with the second violins of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra at the Wellington County Museum,  0536 Wellington Road 18, Elora, between Fergus and Elora.  Music, conversation, coffee and cookies in an intimate setting.
"Enjoy a unique blend of personal music in an intimate setting where performer and audience together create the experience"

The second violins of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra: Paule Barsalou, Janet Diebel, Carmen Evans, Alison Feuerwerker, Veronica Kroes, Elayne Ras and Janine Smith, with Ken Gee at the piano

The programme will included works by Mozart, Vivaldi, Telemann, Brahms, Fauré, Suk, Hellmesberger, Gounod and others.
Tickets: $10 available at the door

Music Moves openings MM

Yes, we do have openings!
2016 MusicMoves (for Babies born in 2016): Mondays (starting  February 27) at  11:00 am.(2 spaces)
2016 MusicMoves (for Babies born in 2016): Tuesdays (starting  February 28) at  11:00 am. (1 space)
2015 MusicMoves (for Toddlers born in 2015):Tuesdays (starting  February 28) at  10:15 am.
 (2 spaces)
Please inquire about joining our ongoing classes for children born in 2014 and 2013.
Register online at

Listening, singing, moving and playing are the BEST ways to introduce very young children to music!
Come and experience MusicMoves.....and see why, after 3 decades of working with "the littles",
Karen Haack still loves her job!

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