SSSG Notes November 28,  2019

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Hello all,

Please note that this Sunday, December 1 is the SSSG Snowflake concert.  
The deadline to order your Snowflake comp. tickets is November 30.  (Please see full details below).

Families who have pre paid monthly Grocery Cards-please remember to pick up your December cards this Sunday at the River Run Centre.


Janet Johnson
Suzuki String School of Guelph
administrative assistant
SSSG Snowflake Concert snow

I Tickets to the SSSG Snowflake concert are available for pick up/sale  through  the River Run Centre box office. 
Now you can simply 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 Dec. 1 rehearsal at the River Run
8:45 a.m. Ehnes & Perlman arrive
9:10 a.m. all other Violinists & Violists (book 3+) arrive 
9:30  a.m.  All  Cellists  & remaining Violists arrive
9:45 a.m. All  Beginners (of all instruments) arrive
10:25 a.m. All Violinists go home
10:55 a.m. All Violists go home
11:10 a.m. All Cellists except for Nelsova go home
11:25 a.m. All remaining go home.
1:20 p.m. Matz arrives
1:35 p.m. Concorde arrives
2:15 p.m. All arrive
2:30 p.m. Beginners (of all instruments) arrive

III 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:

GYMC String Orchestra Winter Concertorch
GYMC String Orchestra Winter Concert on Nov. 29 at 7 pm

Head over to the GYMC Recital Hall to hear the GYMC Junior & Intermediate String Orchestras with new conductor Joy Schuster!
The Junior Orchestra will perform music by Humperdink, Holfeldt, and Coldplay. The Intermediate Orchestra performs music by Jenkins, Corelli, Bach.

Admission free but donations gratefully accepted to help fund the orchestra program.
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: 
Grocery Cards as Holiday gifts or donations?cards
Grocery Cards as Holiday gifts or donations?
  • We have cards from Loblaws that will work at any Loblaws store. This includes No Frills, Zehrs, and Superstore to name a few
  • Cards are worth their exact value, i.e. if you buy one for $50, you now have $50 that you can spend at the store
  • The SSSG receives %5 of the cost of the card, and that money goes into our operating budget
  • You can buy cards (available in $25, $50, $100, and $250) with cash or cheques
  • You all paid a fundraising fee of $75 to the school, and you can offset that cost by purchasing cards-for every $100 card you buy you will be refunded $5, up to the full amount of your fundraising fee. The card sellers will record your purchases and the bookkeeper, Tracy Jewell, will refund you at the end of the year
  • If you pre-purchased cards, they are available from the card seller at the first group class of each month
  • You can buy cards on behalf of friends, coworkers, and family if you wish
  • Grocery cards will be available at all SSSG Group Class Saturdays

Guelph Musicfest fest
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!!