SSSG Notes October 17,  2019

In This Issue:

Hello all,

We hope your holiday weekend was relaxing and full of family and fall beauty.  
Please note there are group classes this Saturday, October 19.

Please also note the discount accessible to all SSSG families to the Guelph Symphony Orchestra gala in the notice below.  


Janet Johnson
Suzuki String School of Guelph
administrative assistant

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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! 

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