SSSG Notes September 19,  2019

In This Issue:

Hello all,

A reminder that there are group classes this Saturday, September 21.
Please know that it is greatly appreciated if faculty/staff are contacted if your child is unable to make a class.


Janet Johnson
Suzuki String School of Guelph
administrative assistant

SAO Conference sao
Early Bird deadline for SAO conference is Friday, September 20.
This workshop is this year's SSSG workshop and is heavily subsidized by your school fees. 
All SSSG students are expected to participate. 
SSSG students receive a $35 discount as your fees cover part of the registration. To benefit from this discount, please the promotional code button at the top of the Event Bright ticket page and enter SSSG. Please note: You must fill out a separate order for each child in order to get the discount for each of them.

We are thrilled to announce that our school is hosting the Suzuki Association of Ontario Student Workshop on Saturday, November 2 at Our Lady of Lourdes High School, in Guelph. We have teachers coming from all over Ontario and there will be group classes, play-ins and music enrichment classes tailored for every age and level.We will be joined by students from all over Ontario, especially from our neighbours from Waterloo, Suzuki Talent Education of Waterloo.

Which Classical Music Concerts will you be attending with your child this fall? concerts

Which classical music concerts will you be attending with your child this fall?

Attending a concert is a wonderful source of inspiration to young musicians. It fills their mind and imagination with musical ideas and music they could be playing in the future. It provides them with role models and musicians to look up to. The development of young classical musicians must include attendance at classical music concerts.
Here are some suggestions. Mark your calendars! Choose your concerts now!

I  SSSG Faculty Recital
Sunday, November 17 - 2 pm
GYMC Recital Hall
II Guelph MusicFest Concerts
i) David Gillham  (violin) and Ken Gee (piano)
Saturday November 23, 2019 at 7:30 pm
(postponed from June 7-tickets for that date can be used for the new date)
Guelph Youth Music Centre Recital Hall
75 Cardigan Street, Guelph, ON
David is an alumni of SSSG and is a violin professor at the University of British Columbia. His father, Bob Gillham was the instigator of the Guelph Youth Music Centre project and worked for decades at renovating our building. 
Vitali  Chaconne in g minor
Prokofiev 5 Melodies, op. 35
Sibelius Nocturne, op. 51, no. 3
Wieniawski Variations on an original theme, op. 15
ii) Festival Trio ENCORE
Special matinée performance & CD recording!
Sadie Fields  violin
Paul Pulford cello
Ken Gee piano
  Sunday December 15, 2019 at 2:30 pm
Guelph Youth Music Centre Recital Hall
75 Cardigan Street, Guelph, ON
Debussy  Cello Sonata in D minor, L. 135
Ravel Violin Sonata no. 2 in G
Dvořák Piano Trio No. 4, op. 90 ("Dumky")
III  Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
Our teacher Joy Schuster is the concert master of this orchestra. 
Tickets are "pay what you can"
IV  Guelph Symphony Orchestra 
Our teachers: Paule Barsalou, Andrea Cook, Jeremy Cook, Carmen Evans and Elayne Ras are all members of the GSO.
Guelph Connections Concerts
VI  K-W Symphony 
They present their Baroque and Beyond Series in Guelph at Harcourt United Church
Suzuki parent Elspeth Durward is a member of K-W Symphony
VII  Niagara Symphony
Our teacher Anna Hughes performs regularly with Niagara Symphony
Of course there are many others, including amazing concerts offered in Toronto. Ask your teacher for advice in picking some appropriate concerts for your child.


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:

GYMC Fundraiser fund

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
Frog Song: An Opera for Children- Special Workshop performancefrog
When:  Sept. 28, 29 at 5PM
Where: Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts - Blair Hall. 36 King St W, Kitchener

Have you ever wondered what goes into making an opera? 
Join us for a special workshop presentation of  Frog Song: An Opera for Children.
Be one of the first audience members to hear this exciting new opera. You'll get a chance to watch musicians, performers, and creators at work!  
Frog Song  follows Navdeep and Wyatt as they chart their way through the loss of a parent, peer-pressure, and female empowerment - all toward finding their true voice. A giant wall of frogs and a mythic skeletal bird add to the magic in this modern-day fairy tale. 
Created by  Taylor Marie Graham & William Rowson 
Regular Tickets : $20  ($25 door)  Students & Seniors:  $10  ($15 door)
Frog Song is part of the IMPACT Festival, an international theatre festival hosted in Waterloo Region. Visit the IMPACT Festival website for tickets and more information.