SSSG Notes January 24, 2019

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Hello all,

Please know that there are Group Classes but not Rhythmic Reading Classes or Tanglewood Orchestra this Saturday, January 26.

The following Saturday, February 2 all SSSG classes will be running.

Please note the Spain Tour Send Off concert as well as the super fun, stimulating fundraisers for the tour below!!!

Janet Johnson
Suzuki String School of Guelph
administrative assistant

Kiwanis Festival of Guelph 2019-new Online registration kiw


Online Registration for the  2019 Kiwanis Music Festival of Guelph   is finally up and running on our website at  Hooray!!!

The Registration Deadline has been extended to January 31, 2019.
As in the past, we encourage our students to participate in the festival as it is a great way to get an extra performance opportunity, get feedback from a different teacher and participate in the cultural life of our wonderful community of Guelph.
Students who register for the festival will not get a lesson the week of the festival. Instead, their teacher will attend their rehearsal with piano and attend their performance at the festival. 
Parents can register their children online and choose to pay through Paypal with a credit card or print the form and send payment to the Festival by cheque if preferred. The paper handling fee is $3.

Some important things to note for hassle-free Online Registration:
- Every field is required and must be completed before you can proceed to the next page
- If a student is studying with different teachers in different disciplines, they should do separate registrations for each teacher
- If a teacher's name is not listed, select Other and provide all of the required contact information
- Duets, Trios, Quartets, etc. must be entered in a separate Group Registration online and cannot be added in the Individual Registration.  Only one member of the ensemble needs to register and pay the entry fee.  They will need to know the full name, age, and complete contact information for each performer in order to register online.
N.B. Since Group Registration is somewhat cumbersome online, we will waive the $3 handling fee for Paper Application Forms for all Groups.

Let's Talk Workshop and Pop-up Poster Festival talk

 Let's Talk Workshop and Pop-up Poster Festival
On Saturday, January 26 our group classes will be a little different. We will be holding our first "Let's Talk Workshop". Your teachers will be leading discussions and answering parent and student questions as submitted ahead of time. In the weeks leading up we invite you to bring in your questions in writing to group class or email them to your group class teacher so we can plan the discussion ahead of time. 
Please note: There will be no rhythmic reading classes or Tanglewood Orchestra rehearsal on that day. GYMC orchestras and Concorde will be running as usual. So will the Spain tour group classes and the Mutter violin group class.

SSSG Pop-up Poster Festival pop
SSSG Pop-up Poster Festival
Calling all creative young musicians!
We need your participation
Date: Saturday, January 26 - 10 am to 1 pm
Submission deadline: Saturday January 19
Set-up time: 8 am to 9:45 am
Location: GYMC upstairs foyer
Open to the public
All SSSG students are invited to present a pop-up poster on the musical subject of their choice. You may enter individually or as a team.  Here are some ideas: 
  • A composer
  • A musical era 
  • A music theory concept 
  • How string instruments work
  • The physics of sound
  • The brain and music
  • Practising ideas
  • Review games
  • Any musical thing you can think of!
To enter your submission:
Please note: on Saturday, February 2 we will have regular group classes

Spain Tour Send Off Concert spain
Hola Espana! Taste of Spain taste

Champagne Welcome *  with passed hors d'oeuvres
* from a private cellar: René-Henri Coutier Champagne Tradition Brut

Four Course Spanish-themed Dinner

Performance by members of the Spain Tour Ensemble

$100 per person includes Tax Receipt for $50* per ticket

In support of the Spain tour. Seating limited. 
Come See the Stars! stars

Come See the Stars! - Sunday February 24, 2019

Join hosts Trevor Chandler of Starguide Planetarium and Helga Sonnenberg of EcoReg Solutions on behalf of the Suzuki String School of Guelph and the Guelph Youth Dance Co. Spain Fundraising Committee.

Come and experience the beauty and wonders of the night sky on this personally guided tour of planets, moons, constellations, and our home galaxy inside a digital planetarium star theatre-and help send our talented young stars to Spain!

Downtown Guelph at Guelph Youth Dance
42 Quebec Street 3rd Floor Studio
(across from The Bookshelf)

Plenty of parking in municipal lot off of Chapel Lane

Matinee: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM or Evening: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

$30 per person. No children under 6, please.

Seating: Only 25 people per show! Floor cushions provided.

Refreshments available
Order tickets at 
Kiwanis Music Festival of Guelph's Gala Concert gala

The Kiwanis Music Festival of Guelph is hosting its annual Gala Concert on Saturday, February 9th at 7:00pm at the Guelph Youth Music Centre. A variety of local professionals and stellar students will be donating their time and talents for your listening pleasure. Some of the performers include our very own Cellist, Sandy Kiefer, aka Ms. K., along with Oboist, David Vanbiesbrouck, as well as the stellar young chamber group Vera Golubitsky, Natasha Cook, and Isaac Xing! Our own Laura and Bennett Fleming will also be presenting the famous Abbott & Costello's Who's on First!  This elegant evening will feature a delightfully eclectic concert as well as a silent auction, live auction, draw prizes, and a host of tantalizing hors d'oeuvres, desserts and drinks. There will even be a chocolate fountain! Wine and beer available for $5 a glass. Only 180 tickets available. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. Gala Tickets: $25-Adults/$5-Students. Contact Festival Coordinator, Heather Fleming, at 519-821-4365 / .
SSSG Music Fair fair

  • Discover Suzuki Early Childhood Education for children ages 0-3
  • Enjoy a snack in our café
  • Create a craft
  • Ask musical questions to the experts
  • The always popular instrument Petting zoo
  • Bring your young children to try violin, viola, cello or bass
  • PLUS: Used book/CD/DVD sale

Concert with Relative Harmony harmony

First Half of the Programme:
  1. Snow Shoveling Shanty
  2. Frobisher Bay
  3. Woodcutting Song
  4. Tunes-Soldier's Joy? Shove That Pig's Foot into the Fire/ Liberty
  5. My Father's Old Sou'wester
  6. Boatman
  7. Rolling Down to Old Maui
  8. Harbo and Samuelson
  9. Marion Bridge
  10. Times to Remember
After Intermission:
  1. Candlemas Eve
  2. Prisoner of Zenda
  3. The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night
  4. King of the Road
  5. Why Does Love Make You Stupid
  6. Tunes-Reel Beatrice/Big Jon McNeil
  7. Sam Hall
  8. Touch Us Gently Time
  9. Midnight on the Water
  10. Remember Me