SSSG Notes October 10,  2019

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Hello all,

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday there will NOT be group classes on October 12.  


Janet Johnson
Suzuki String School of Guelph
administrative assistant

SAO Conference Update sao

  • BEGINNERS: beginner students may participate in the Mini-workshop. There is no cost, but please register.
  • Students in the GYMC Junior and Intermediate Orchestra should sign-up for the workshop. We will schedule your workshop activities around your orchestra rehearsals.
  • Adults interested in participating are welcome to sign-up. You will receive an adult group class, a music enrichment class and participate in the student play-in. Please do not use the SSSG promo code for your adult registration. Your fee is not covered by SSSG.
  • Here is an updated list of teachers for the conference: 
Violins: Teri Einfeldt (CT), Karen Kimmett (Kingston), Venetia Gauthier (Kingston)
Viola: Christine Vlajk (Waterloo), Venetia Gauthier (Kingston)
Cello: Sally Gross (IL), Rachel Gauntlet (Etobicoke)
  • Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE) class: Anyone with a child 0-3 may sign-up for this class. Each child must be accompanied by an adult

Repertoire Emphasis Lists 
Violin :
Book 1-4 all pieces
Book 5 Bach Gavottes and Vivaldi G minor Concerto, 2nd movement
Book 6 Fiocco Allegro, Rameau Gavottes
Book 7 Bach A minor 1st movement
Book 8 Eccles Sonata 1st movement
Viola :
Books 1-3 all
Book 4 Telemann Concerto 2
nd  Mvt.; Telemann Double Concerto 1 st  and 3 rd  Mvts.
Book 5 Old French Dances, La Matelotte
Book 6 Hungarian Dance #5 
Cello :
Book 1-2 all pieces
Book 3 Bocherinni Minuet, Humoresque, La Cinquantaine
Book 4 Breval Sonata in C Major, first movement
Book 5 Arioso
Book 6 Tarantella

Get ready for the workshop, start reviewing now! 

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:

GSO Season Opening Gala gala

On Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 7:30 pm | River Run Centre, experience the power and beauty of full orchestra. Adam Johnson kicks off GSO's 19-20 Season with Sibelius's stirring Finlandia, Walton's masterful Viola Concerto, and Dvorak's magnificent "New World" Symphony. 
Special Guest: Samuel Choi, viola, Grand River Voices (Amy Di Nino), Adam Johnson, conductor 

Promo code: SUZUKI20 (not case sensitive)
- 20% discount on price tickets to the October 26th Opening Gala 
- Valid from Sep 19 to Oct 26
- tickets can be purchased online, over the phone, or in person
* Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount.
* Offer is not valid for previously purchased tickets.
* All tickets subject to availability.

Catherine Molina
General Manager, Guelph Symphony Orchestra
Upcoming Cambridge Symphony Orchestra concerts  Cam