No group classes tomorrow — institutes, sightreading,practice blog and snowflakes

Due to continuing severe cold weather and school closings;

SSM  group classes will not be held tomorrow, Tuesday January 7                                private lessons are scheduled at the discretion of instructor and individual family

Start thinking about Summer Institutes

click here : SAA summer institute listing

FUN READS:


check out any of the great posts from Noa at the Bullet Proof Musician:

http://www.bulletproofmusician.com/blog/

 

IS  IMPROVING SIGHTREADING A GOAL FOR YOUR STUDENT????

check out the free demos at SIGHTREADING FACTORY click here

NOW>>>>>>>>>>>maybe you’ve read all the way to the bottom of this post and now you are rewarded with:

SNOWFLAKE VOUCHERS ( redeem for tickets at overture boxoffice $3 each)

http://overturecenter.com/production/snowflake

2 pair for Saturday January 11 at 11:00 am Capitol Theater

call diana at 608 695 4020  first two callers each get a pair of tickets

In this one-man silent comedy, Snowflake lives alone in a vacant lot – a catchall for life’s discarded objects. With a hilarious blend of comic genius, slapstick, feats of balance, and tender moments, this is a tale of a simple soul who gains pleasure from the simplest of objects.  Alone in his world, Snowflake entertains himself by recycling found objects into comic treasures: a crate becomes a ski hill; discarded skis become toe shoes for a farcical ballet; an abandoned car, a home; packing bubbles, a bed frame, and a saw become unlikely musical instruments.

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JANUARY SSM

 

JANUARY

Tuesday   7     Group classes resume  *

*ONLY IF MMSD IS IN SESSION– WATCH SEVERE WEATHER ALERTS

Tuesday 14     Group classes

Friday- Sunday 17-19 Suzuki Association of Wisconsin Workshop at the INN on the Park.

Tuesday 21     Group classes

Tuesday  28    Play In      Solo recital rehearsal

ALL SCHOOL 30 day practice challenge starts January Play in and ends February Play in.

 

 

January Repertoire List click for printable

Twinkles

Song of the Wind

Etude

Minuet 3

Gossec’s Gavotte

Hunter’s Chorus

Gavotte from Mignon

Boccherini Minuet

Bach Minuet

Humoresque

Bach Bourree

Seitz 5/1

Vivaldi a minor, 1st mov

Vivaldi g minor, 1st and 3rd mov

Veracini Gigue

 

Staying home due to the cold tomorrow???? check this out:

MAKING SURE YOUNG BRAINS GET THE BENEFITS OF MUSIC TRAINING- PBS

click above to get to the link for transcript and MP3

 

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SSM busy December reminders

Tuesday December 10

note changes: no theory classes  no ensemble and no dalcroze

Pre Twinkle  Early Book 1    Late Book 1   Book 2   all  meet at  4:00-4:45

Mandatory Olbrich Dress rehearsal for Book 3- Sonora  4:45 in Bradfield

last day to pre order your SONORA HOLIDAY COOKIES!! — ease your baking needs

NUTCRACKER ALERT-- 1.00 $raffle TUESDAY  12/10 during group classes and dress rehearsal for a pair of tickets to THIS SATURDAY 7:30 pm Nutcracker at the Overture Center . Find Diana or the Sonora parent with the NUTCRACKER BOX in the hallway during groups at 4:00 — or upstairs in Bradfield hall at 4:45.

WE will pull the winner  of the pair of tickets at 5:30 pm. Good luck!

Friday December 13

Book 2 class performs at Barnes and Noble   tune 5:30  perform 6:00

All day  12/13  SSM Book fair benefit Voucher Suzuki 12 2013

Saturday December 14

Book 1 class performs at St Marys Hospital Lobby  tune 10:00 am perform 10:30

Prelude and Sonora perform at Great Wolf Lodge  tune 4:30 perform 5:00                            SIGN UP IS MANDATORY ON THE  SSM WHITE BOARD  ( drive shares needed)

Sunday December 15

Book 3- Sonora  Olbrich Gardens concert   tune 1:30  perform 2:00

donation at the door of $1-$2 please in the Olbrich box

Tuesday December 17

100 day club celebration  4-5:30 pm at 10 Pin Alley– sign up required

Sonora meets to package and deliver Holiday Cookie Orders at 5:30 group time/short rehearsal

 

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SONORA STRINGS HOLIDAY COOKIES

Sonora Strings Annual Holiday Cookie Sale

Every bag filled with delicious homemade mixed varieties

pre- order Tuesday November 26-Tuesday December 10

Family Name, phone number and email

quantity   choose:   1 Dozen decorative bag  $7.50      OR  2 Dozen decorative bag $15.00

Delivery week of December 17

ORDER at group classes on large sign up or email dpopowycz@sbcglobal.net

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Action packed SSM calendar to round out 2013

 

Tuesday November 26  PLAY IN

Twinkles- Book 3 tune 4:15 /play 4:30        Book 3-Sonora tune 4:45/play 5:00

Sonora pies will be distributed as well as the SSM newsletter

Sonora Holiday Cookie orders start

Tuesday December 3

ALL group classes meet

Tuesday December 10

note changes: no theory classes  no ensemble and no dalcroze

Early Book 1    Late Book 1   Book 2   all  meet at  4:00-4:45

Mandatory Olbrich Dress rehearsal for Book 3- Sonora  4:45 in Bradfield

last day to pre-order your Sonora Holiday cookies

Friday December 13

Book 2 class performs at Barnes and Noble   tune 5:30  perform 6:00

All day SSM Book fair benefit  Voucher Suzuki 12 2013

Saturday December 14

Book 1 class performs at St Marys Hospital Lobby  tune 10:00 am perform 10:30

Prelude and Sonora perform at Great Wolf Lodge  tune 4:30 perform 5:00                            SIGN UP IS MANDATORY ON THE  SSM WHITE BOARD  ( drive shares needed)

Sunday December 15

Book 3- Sonora  Olbrich Gardens concert   tune 1:30  perform 2:00

donation at the door of $1-$2 please in the Olbrich box

Tuesday December 17

100 day club celebration

Sonora meets to package and deliver Holiday Cookie Orders at 5:30 group time

January 7 2014

Group Classes resume

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Sonora Strings bakes your Thanksgiving pie

 

ORDER YOUR PIES IN TIME FOR THANKSGIVING

$20.00 per pie

order now at group class or email dpopowycz@sbcglobal.net

choose from

SWEET POTATO Pie in a traditional or graham cracker crust

PUMPKIN MARSCAPONE Pie in a traditional crus

ALL AMERICAN PUMPKIN Pie in  a traditional crust

DELIVERY DATE ON TUESDAY NOVEMBER 26

Support Sonora Strings  and order your pie by Tuesday November 19

 

p.s. Sonora bakes cookies by the dozen in December and packages in beautiful bags!

orders start Tuesday November 26

delivery to you week of Dec 17th

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SSM HOLIDAY CONCERT handouts and updates

 

Calendar of December Concerts

Friday 13  Book 2 Class -Barnes and Noble

Saturday 14  Book 1 Class – St Mary’s Hospital

Saturday 14 Prelude and Sonora  - Great Wolf Lodge

Sunday 15 Book 3- Sonora –   Olbrich Gardens

 

Please click to download and print the necessary group class handouts

Book 1 Holiday Outreach concert 2013

SSM Book 2 Holiday Concert

Suzuki Strings of Madison Holiday Concert 2013

ALL HOLIDAY MUSIC CAN BE PRINTED FROM THIS LINK

 

 

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Suzuki Association of Wisconsin retreat 2014 registration

 

Get Ready for the 2014
Suzuki Association Of Wisconsin
Winter Retreat!

 

Best Western, Inn on the Park, Madison, WI

January 17-19 2014

Don’t miss the Early Bird deadline (November 1) to sign up for the SAW Retreat on January 17-18-19 in Madison.  Click here for the online registration form and payment options. 

We’ve lined up an outstanding faculty with cellist/fiddler Renata Bratt, violist/violinist Carrie Reuning-Hummel, and pianist Rita Hauck.

 

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Upcoming SSM events and music about town

Please update your SSM Calendars with these exciting events

SATURDAY  October 26

Annual SSM Halloween Concert at the State Capitol/first floor rotunda

tune 10:30  and perform at 11:00 in your HALLOWEEN COSTUME

Pretwinklers through Book 4

Tuesday October 29

Play In

4:15 tune pretwinkles through book 3

Ensemble tunes at 4:45 and performs at 5:00 pm– bring your stand

Book 4- Sonora tunes at 4:45

Graduation Recital dress rehearsal in choir room during Play In                                       4:15 Twinkle grads/ 4:30 book 1 grads/ 4:45 book 2 grads/                                               5:00 book 3 grads/5:15 book 4

Also support Sonora with a purchase of their creative Halloween bags!

Friday  November 1

Rachel Barton Pine master class and play in for all in SSM

tune by 5:45– Wohlfahrt class starts promptly at 6:00 pm

participating  students please be ready and tuned with stand set up                                     with Etudes opus 45 no 1 and opus 45 no 8 solidly prepared

All others participating in Play In please sit with your parents and listen and watch until Ms Barton Pine begins leading the play in. We’ll choose selections from our October play list.

 

Saturday November 2

Rachel Barton Pine performs the Brahms Violin Concerto at Mills Hall in the Humanities Building  at 8:00 pm

SSM special ticket prices ONLY if you say Suzuki Strings of Madison are

adults 21$ and students 10$

 

Sunday Nov 3

Graduation Recital at Oakwook Village CHAPEL–note new venue on Oakwood Campus

park in lot by HEBRON OAKS building- click for MAP HERE

tune 1:30 and perform at 2:00 pm

 

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Rachel Barton Pine in Madison : SSM workshop and Union Theater concert

SSM welcomes Rachel Barton Pine           Friday November 1, 2013 from 6:00-7:30 pm at Covenant Presbyterian Church in a group masterclass on Wohlfahrt Etudes and Play In ALL SSM students welcome.

Teacher recommendation for participation in Etude masterclass- Specific Etudes will be distributed this week. Please arrive no later than 5:45 and be tuned and ready to play by 6:00 pm. All please arrive to watch and listen and then join as Rachel leads you in a Play In of selection from our October review list. Pre Twinklers are welcome to participate in the bow hold parade for Rachel.

Please RSVP in your private studio for this event. Let us pack the house in support of this special artist visit with SSM.

Plan on attending her performance of the Brahms Violin Concerto

 

Rachel Barton Pine

Saturday, November 2, 2013, 8 pm
Mills Hall

Ticket Prices:

please ask for Suzuki Strings of Madison price when ordering

SSM ADULTS: $21
SSM STUDENTS: $10

About the Artist

Celebrated as a leading interpreter of great classical works, Rachel Barton Pine’s performances combine her gift for emotional communication and her scholarly fascination with historical research.  Audiences are thrilled by her dazzling technique, lustrous tone, and infectious joy in music-making.

Pine has appeared as soloist with many of the world’s most prestigious ensembles, including the Chicago Symphony; the Philadelphia Orchestra; the Royal Philharmonic; and the Netherlands Radio Kamer Filharmonie. She has worked with such renowned conductors as Charles Dutoit, Zubin Mehta, Erich Leinsdorf, Neeme Järvi and Marin Alsop. She has recorded 25 albums, her most recent CD, Violin Lullabies, recorded with pianist Matthew Hagle, debuted at number one on the Billboard classical chart.

While she regularly plays baroque, renaissance, and medieval music, Rachel Barton Pine also performs rock and heavy metal music with her band Earthen Grave. She has jammed with the likes of Slash of Guns N’ Roses and other rock and metal stars.

The program for this concert includes the Brahms Violin Concerto.  Pine recorded the Brahms Concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and conductor Carlos Kalmar.  Her violin, the Joseph Guarnerius del Gesu (Cremona 1742), known as the “ex-Soldat,” has a very special connection to Brahms, the composer hand-picked it for the violinist Marie Soldat.

***Please note that there is a UW Hockey game this evening, so please give yourself enough time for parking.

 

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