SSSG Notes November 17, 2017

In This Issue:

Hello Suzuki families,

Please know that there are SSSG group classes this Saturday November 18.
With the change in the weather, the GYMC would appreciate our support in keeping boots, coats & wet gear in the coat room (bring slippers?). Thank you.

Tickets to the Snowflake Concert are now on sale! (See details below.)

Upcoming important dates at a glance:

* November 11-19 SSSG Silent Auction
*November 18 SSSG AGM
*November 25 Large Group Rehearsal
* December 3 SSSG Snow Flake Concert

Janet Johnson
Suzuki String School of Guelph
administrative assistant

Notice of Annual General Meeting
Saturday, November 18 at 9:30 am
GYMC Upstairs Foyer
All SSSG parents are invited
Come celebrate our vibrant Suzuki community!

1. Approval of Minutes from AGM 2015,2016
2. Report from Board Chair
3. Report from Artistic Director
4. Report from Treasurer
5. Election of Officers
6. Adjournment
We are looking for two new board members:
Chair of Fundraising Committee
Member at Large
If you are interested in serving on the board, please contact our board chair person: Dorothy Vreeswyk-Kidd

Large Group Class Rehearsal Schedule large
Large Group Class rehearsal schedule:
Saturday, November 25
St George's Anglican Church
(2017 cello beginners are not included in this rehearsal
Please see the separate email from David Evenchick on this.)
8:15  Arrival for all students except 2017 beginners 
Violins unpack in Palmer Hall and proceed to Mitchell Hall
Violas unpack in Choir room and proceed to Mitchell Hall
Cellos stay in Mitchell Hall 

8:30 Shalom Chaverim and Twinkle Bell Canon

8:50  Beginner violin and violas arrive and proceed to Palmer Hall.

9:00  Violins move to Palmer Hall,  Violas go to Choir room,  Cellos remain in Mitchell Hall

9:00  PT  demonstration, Song of the Wind, Allegretto and Brahms Waltz

9:20 Vivaldi Winter (Ehnes and Mutter groups)

9:35 Bach Gavottes book 5 

9:45 Imagine (Perlman groups)
For Violas in Choir room:
9:00 French Folk Song, Lightly Row, Bohemian Folk Song
9:15 Seitz Concerto No. 5, 1st movement and Shostakovich Prelude
9:35 Done!
For Cellos:
9:00 French Folk Song, Song of the Wind, Rigadoon, Chorus from Judas Maccabaeus, Two Grenadiers
9:20 Latin Nights (Bacchianas cello choir) 
9:35 Go Down Moses (Matz cello choir)
10:00 Concorde in Palmer Hall

In order to provide the calmest, enjoyable and successful concert experience for our students, attendance at the large group rehearsals is  crucial and expected of all SSSG students. If you have a valid reason preventing your child from attending, please contact your group class teacher and Janet Johnson, to let them know in advance.
Paule Barsalou

Snowflake Concert  snow

The 180 students, ages 3 to 18, of the Suzuki String School of Guelph present a festive concert of joyful and peaceful music that will delight everyone! The concert will include a presentation by fall beginner students and Suzuki Early Childhood Educationparticipants-always a show stopper!
Also on the programme... music by Vivaldi, Handel, Shostakovich, Ennio Morricone, John Lennon, and more! Perfect for the young and the young at heart!
I Tickets
II Snowflake concert music:
All SSSG students will be involved in the following two pieces. Please click on the links to listen to the recordings:
Shalom Chaverim:

III December 3 Rehearsal Schedule
8:45  Perlman, Ehnes and  Mutter a rrive for tuning 
9:00 All other violins except  beginners and twinklers  arrive for tuning 
9:30 All Violas and C ellos  arrive along with  HV(Crow) for  tuning 
9:50 All beginners arrive sit in audience with parents
10:10 SECE students arrive sit in audience with parents
10:35 All Violins finished rehearsal and  leave
10:55 all Cellos except  Bacchianas and Matz f inished rehearsal and leave
11:25 All Cellos finished rehearsal and leave
11:40 all Violist except  Primrose f inished rehearsal and leave
11:55 Primrose finished rehearsal and leave
1:45 Concorde arrives Tunes backstage
2:00 Concorde onstage for Gabriel's Oboe
2:20 All Leave stage

IV Concert Attire
 Concorde, Ehnes, Matz, Benedetti, Bachianas groups: all black. Boys with solid coloured ties.
All others: white top, black bottom, black socks/stockings, black shoes.

III 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:

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.

GSO reduced tickets for SSSG families! GSO
The Guelph Symphony Orchestra is pleased to offer specially priced tickets for our  December 10th, Holiday concert, for families of the Suzuki String School of Guelph

Adult ticket: $23 plus HST 
14 & under ticket:  $10 
Please call the River Run Box Office,  (519) 763-3000, and identify yourself as a Suzuki parent by  Thursday, December 7th, to take advantage of this offer!


KW Christmastide Concert christ
KW Symphony 
Christmastide concert 
Friday, November 24, 2017 8:00PM
Harcourt Memorial United. 

*Student prices are $12 for under 14 years of age and $15 for those who are 14 and up.  

Ellen McAteer, soprano  
Ivars Taurins, conductor
Torelli: Concerto Grosso for two violins in G minor Charpentier:  In Nativitatem Domini Canticum
Manfredini: Concerto Grosso No. 12 in C major, Christmas Concerto
J.S. Bach: Excerpts from Christmas Oratorio
Handel: He shall feed his flock/Come unto him from Messiah
Locatelli: Concerto Grosso No. 8 in F minor
Various, arr. Ton Koopman: Christmas Carols
Experience a Baroque Christmas celebration, a candlelit vesper of Christmas forepast. Delightful and charming, the music of Manfredini, Torelli, Bach and Handel fills the halls. You will be enthralled with the sights and sounds of yesteryear!

The Stonefields Quartet stone
"The Stonefields Quartet is the Faculty Quartet with the members being: Joy Schuster, Elayne Ras, Andrea Cook and Anna Hughes. We have put cards in all of the family file folders so that if you or anyone you know is interested in hiring a quartet to provide quality, live music for any occasion, we would be happy to provide that service. If you did not find your card feel free to contact us through Anna Hughes at:  and I will give you a card and answer any questions about the quartet."
Anna Hughes