Invitation to all Canadian Suzuki Schools
a composition to celebrate Canada 150!

Paule Barsalou said: Jan 10, 2017
Paule BarsalouTeacher Trainer
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
Guelph, ON
17 posts

Invitation to all Canadian Suzuki schools:
The Suzuki String School of Guelph (SSSG) has commissioned a work to composer David Jones to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary and to be performed in the spring of 2017. SSSG would like to offer all Canadian Suzuki programs the opportunity to perform this work for the cost of $100. David is a former Suzuki violin and piano student himself and is well acquainted with the range of ability of Suzuki students. He is a versatile and very creative composer who will undoubtedly rise to this challenge.
Commission length: 6 minutes
Instrumentation: violin, viola and cello with piano accompaniment. Will involve students from beginner to book 6-7 level.
Premise: Musical elements that are like a patch work of musical quotations or fragments involving different levels of students morphing into O Canada.
Music will be available in January
If your school would be interested in using this commission, please contact Paule Barsalou [javascript protected email address]

We would like to create a page listing all the concerts that will include this composition this year and YouTube links to all the performances!

Paule Barsalou

Joanne Martin said: Jan 12, 2017
 Teacher Trainer
Suzuki Association Member
14 posts

What a fabulous project, Paule!

It will be wonderful to have Suzuki students coast to coast celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday in this way. I can hardly wait!

Joanne Martin

Paule Barsalou said: Jan 17, 2017
Paule BarsalouTeacher Trainer
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
Guelph, ON
17 posts

Thanks Joanne! You mean coast to coast to coast! We even have a group from the Yukon who will be performing the piece! Here is the list so far:
Suzuki String School of Guelph

Suzuki Strings Association Yukon

PEI Singing Strings

Jeux d’Archet Suzuki (Québec City)

Etobicoke Suzuki School

Beaches Suzuki School of Music

Edmonton Society for Talent Education

Canta Arya School for Strings

Brant Suzuki School


Suzuki Talent Education Society in Calgary

Thornhill Suzuki Strings

Mieke Musike Music Studio (Ottawa)

Institut Suzuki Montreal (Dragan Djerkic)

Ottawa Suzuki Music

Rideau Falls Violins (Laura Nerenberg)

Suzuki Talent Education of Waterloo

Oakville Suzuki Association

Paule Barsalou

Andrea Hudson said: Jan 17, 2017
Andrea Hudson
Suzuki Association Member
Calgary, AB
27 posts

We would love to participate in celebrating Canada’s 150th! The Calgary Suzuki String Association (CSSA) would be more than happy to receive the composition and prepare the piece. We are looking at performing and recording it the weekend of May 5-6 during our “Ensemble Workshop” of the CSSA String Festival if that sounds good for your overall plans?

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