SSSG Notes October 31,  2019

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Hello all,

Please note that there are no regular group classes this Saturday, November 2 due to the SAO Conference at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic High School (54 Westmount Rd, Guelph).

*We are in need of Teen volunteers to help with this event. Kindly fill in the doodle polls below if you (or a teen friend/family member) can help out:  
Set-up rooms: 8 am to 9:00 am
Supervise craft table 10 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 3 pm
Supervise children's movie 11 am to 12 pm
Room clean-up: 4:00 to 5:30 pm

Please bring in any black & white concert clothing that is now too small for our
Black & White Shoppe which will be on 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.   

To all of those participating in Halloween- have a great night.


Janet Johnson
Suzuki String School of Guelph
administrative assistant
SAO Conference Update sao
If you have signed-up for the SAO conference student day, watch for an email from the conference in the coming days to let you know about your schedule.
If you would like to sign-up and haven't done so already, it's not too late!

  • 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: 
Teri Einfeldt (CT), Karen Kimmett (Kingston), Venetia Gauthier (Kingston), Margot Jewell (Etobicoke)
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! 
SSSG Annual General Meeting agm
Parents! Your SSSG board is always hard at work making sure that the school is running smoothly. The Annual General Meeting of the SSSG is happening on November 9 at 11 AM at the GYMC. This meeting will review the events of the past year, present financial statements and elected new board members. As parents, you are all welcome to attend!! The board values your input and would love to hear from you. 
As well, we are looking for people who would like to join us on the board. If you are interested, please to either myself or Paule Barsalou about available positions and how you can help maintain the excellence of the SSSG. 
See you on November 9th!

Dorothy Vreeswyk-Kidd
Board Chair
SSSG at the Movies: Faculty Concert movies

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