SSSG Notes November 14,  2019

In This Issue:

Hello all,

This is a gentle reminder that there are SSSG group classes this Saturday, November 16.  

We are realistic, we know we can't compete with Santa Claus! By popular request, we have moved our Faculty recital to 3 pm on Sunday, November 17. Come to get warmed up at the GYMC after the parade, eat popcorn and hear some beautiful music from your favourite movies!
Please bring in any black & white concert clothing that is now too small for our
Black & White Shoppe which will be 9-12 p.m.  November 16. Instead of heading to the mall....reduce & re-use!!! The donation bin for your clothing items  is below the folders.  Thank you kindly.   

Annual General Meeting report:
We are pleased to announce our new list of board members:
Marius Pop, chair
Michael Troop, vice-chair
Dorothy Vreeswyk-Kidd, past chair
Theresa Shyu, treasurer
Raquel Naritomi Hartwig, secretary
Bridget Misener, Fundraising chair
Shelley Pring, Human Resource chair
Walter and Sharon Schajnoha, Marketing co-chairs
Katharine Creery, member at large
Tara Hedican, member at large


Janet Johnson
Suzuki String School of Guelph
administrative assistant
SSSG at the Movies: Faculty Concert movies

Santa Claus called us, and said "Don't rain on my parade!" Suzuki listens and we've moved the concert to 3 pm. You can GET FREE POPCORN plus go to the parade!
SSSG Snowflake Concert snow

I Tickets to the SSSG Snowflake concert will be available for pick up/sale on November 15  through  the River Run Centre box office. 
Now you can simple go on line or call the RR & your tickets will be e mailed to you!!

Adults $15, Students $10
* Each SSSG family will receive x 2 complimentary tickets to the concert. These are listed under your last names at the River Run box office. 
(Exception: Beginner families will receive x 1 comp ticket only as the other comp ticket will be needed for one parent to sit with their beginner in the audience)
Comp tickets MUST be picked up or ordered by  November 30

II Large Group rehearsals
Sat. Nov. 23- St George's Church (99 Woolwich Street-back entrance please)
8:15 a.m. all arrive
9:15 a.m. Book 1 & 2 students leave
9:45 Everyone leave except Nelsova, Matz, Perlman, Primrose and Concorde.
10:15 a.m. Everyone leave except for Concorde
10:45 a.m. Concorde leaves

III Dec. 1 rehearsal at the River Run
Schedule coming soon.

IV Concert Attire
In order to achieve a professional, uniform look and keep the focus on your beautiful performance rather than your outfit, we ask that you strictly adhere to the instructions below. Hair should be pulled back, off your face.  
Ehnes, Perlman, Primrose, Nelsova  and Matz groups : 
Boys: all black, black shoes, black socks, black belt.
Perlman, Primrose  and Nelsova:  red  tie.
Girls: all solid black dress or jump suit or boys attire. No leggings or tight skirt. Three quarter sleeves or shrug, no exposed arms. Opaque black tights. Black shoes (flats or low heels)
All other students:
Boys:  White shirt tucked in, black pants, black socks, black shoes.
Girls: White top, black skirt or pants, no leggings. Black socks or tights, black shoes (flats or low heels).
No colourful attire, please.

IV  Snowflake Concert refreshments
We look forward to celebrating your child's music at our post-performance reception.  Please bring a nut-free plate to share.  * Please know the RR ow requires all food to be purchased & not home made.

Last names starting with:
Last names starting with:
A-E Baked goods
F-J Veggie Plates
K-O Fruit Plates
P-T Crackers & cheese or savoury plate
U-Z chips/pretzels etc

Thanks in advance for your generosity.
Featured new Song for Snowflake Concert chan
A new song for our Snowflake concert (December 1) this year is Chanukah Oh Chanukah. All violin, viola and cello students who can play in G major can learn this song. If you're not sure if you can learn this song, ask your teacher.  Here is a link to recordings to help you learning this by ear: 
You can hear the words to this song in English and Yiddish here:

Playing with the Guelph Symphony Orchestra: Calling all book 2 students!book

The Guelph Symphony Orchestra is inviting all SSSG book 2 students to perform with the orchestra. All instruments are invited.

WHEN : Sunday, December 8 at 3 pm
WHERE : River Run Centre Main Stage
REHEARSALS : Saturday, Dec. 7 - 1:30 pm River Run Centre Cooperators Hall. Please arrive at 1:00 pm.
Sunday, Dec. 8 - 2:20 pm River Run Centre Main Stage. Please arrive at 2 pm
REPERTOIRE : Chanukah Oh Chanukah, O Come Little Children in D major and Jingle Bells in D major
We will need chaperones for this event. I you would like to be chaperone, please let Paule Barsalou know:
If your child is interested in joining this project please sign-up here: 
Shoulder Rests and Chin Rests for El Salvador Suzuki Studentssalv
Paule will be going to teaching in El Salvador at the end of November. She is accepting donations of: shoulder rests, chin rests and strings of all sizes as well as small violins and violas to take El Salvador as these are in very short supply over there. If you have some that are not  being used at home, please bring them to her studio no later than November 22. Thanks in advance for your generosity!

Guelph Musicfest fest
Guelph Musicfest continues with a pair of Fall (winter) concerts beginning with Vancouver violinist David Gillham in Recital with pianist Ken Gee on Saturday November 23  at 7:30 pm in the GYMC Recital Hall.
This is a programme with incredibly beautiful and virtuoso music for violin and piano by Vitali, Prokofiev, Debussy, Smetana and Wieniawski.
On Sunday December 15 at 2:30 pm, the FESTIVAL TRIO reunites for an encore performance of the Debussy Cello Sonata, Ravel's Violin Sonata no. 2 and the popular Dumky Trio by Dvorak. It's a live recorded concert for the trio's first CD. Violinist Sadie Fields returns from Brussels, and cellist Paul Pulford from New Brunswick, to join Ken Gee and record music from their sold-out Musicfest June! Come to the concert-you'll love the music plus help with the cost of the recording and travel. Ticket holders will get a free digital download of the concert when available!

For more information: 
To buy tickets online:

Upcoming Cambridge Symphony Orchestra concerts  Cam
 CSO: Announces that the Cambridge Youth Orchestra is also performing! Joy Schuster is the Concertmaster and conductor of the CYO! The GYMC Junior and Intermediate Orchestras should attend!!