Rachel Barton Pine performs with WCO 10/10 call for your FREE tickets!



Interested families please call the WCO  office and state that you are with the Suzuki Strings of Madison and let them know how many tickets you would like.

WCO Office

Phone: 608.257.0638
Hours:  M-F: 8:30-5:00 p.m.

082546_MW1PineFriday, October 10, 2014
8:00 pm | Capitol Theater | Overture Center for the Arts


Masterworks I – 2014/15 Season

Guest Artists: Rachel Barton Pine, violin and Matthew Lipman, viola

Our opening program features three works for violin, Henri Vieuxtemps’Violin Concerto No. 5 – a delightfully classical work – followed by Saint-Saëns’ tour de force, his Introduction and Rondo capriccioso, and the rarely heard, Concerto for Violin and Viola by Benjamin Britten. Rachel Barton Pine delighted us in the early 2000s, and has a commanding stage presence. Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro Overture and Haydn’s Symphony No. 96, ‘the Miracle’ bookend this tour de force program.


MOZART  |  Marriage of Figaro Overture

VIEUXTEMPS  |  Violin Concerto No.5 in A minor

SAINT-SAËNS  |  Introduction and Rondo capriccioso

BRITTEN  |  Concerto for Violin and Viola

HAYDN  |  Symphony No. 96 in D major ‘The Miracle’


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September 30 ALL SSM Play In – Potluck and Parent Meeting at Covenant Presbyterian Church



Dear SSM Families : Please mark your calendar for NEXT WEEK 9/30

Tuesday September 30 is an activity filled one for SSM PlayIn Potluck and Parent Meeting


                      Play In ALL SCHOOL     tune at 4:15  play at 4:30-5:30                                                        Pot Luck      5:30-6:30 in Covenant Presbyterian Church/Bradfield Hall                                Parent Talk Understanding SSM Music Reading/Theory Program 6:30-7:30                                                                   Childcare provided in room A101

PLAY IN for September  30  tune at 4:15  Play 4:30-5:30  ALL SCHOOL

WHERE:  BRADFIELD HALL at Covenant Presbyterian Church

Twinkles   Lightly Row   Song of the Wind   Go Tell Aunt Rhody   Long Long Ago

Allegro   Perpetual Motion   Minuet 3

Chorus   Hunters’ Chorus   Waltz   Witches’ Dance

Martini Gavotte   Humoresque

Seitz 5/1   Bach Double

Bach Gavotte   Vivaldi g minor, 1st mov   Country Dance

Handel F Major Sonata, Adagio


SSM provides: tableware (you are  welcome to bring your own too and go green)

Families please bring a MAIN DISH TO SHARE   label: meat or vegetarian

Also please choose from one these side dishes :

Appetizer      Salad      Dessert       Gallon of Beverage


                       Immediately following Potluck in Bradfield Hall at 6:30-7:30 pm

                                               Childcare provided in room A101


                 From Sounds To Symbols: Creating Musically Literate Violinists at SSM

 BONUS TO THOSE WHO READ THIS POST ALL THE WAY TO THE END:  there will be 5 pair of Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra 10/10 Concerts tickets with soloist Rachel Barton Pine violinist pulled from a hat of names submitted and 2 pair of Duck Soup Phantom of the Opera 10/18 tickets pulled as well!!  Just submit your Name into the BOX on the Potluck Table. Good luck!!!

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Madison Symphony Orchestra Rush ticket information Sept. 19-21

unnamedThe Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will offer Student Rush tickets at the Overture Box Office at 201 State Street for $12 or $15 on the day of its concerts. The $15 student rush ticket provides a premium seat that normally sells for $82.50.  The $12 student rush ticket is for all other seating. College-age students must show a valid student ID and younger students can claim student status. Students can receive up to two $12 or $15 tickets. The Box Office opens at least one hour before MSO concerts.  More information is at:  www.madisonsymphony.org/studentrush

Conductor John DeMain will open the MSO’s new season with concerts Sept. 19, 20, 21 in Overture Hall that focus on the musicians and principal players, and featured compositions including:

·         Richard Strauss dramatic tone poem Also sprach Zarathustra, which was famously featured in Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey.

·         Frank Martin’s striking and evocative Concerto for Seven Winds

·         Camille Saint-Saëns’ epic Symphony No. 3 (Organ Symphony), featuring the magnificent Overture concert organ

The concerts are Fri., Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 20, at 8 p.m.; and Sun., Sept. 21, at 2:30 p.m. in Overture Hall, 201 State Street.


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Suzuki Strings of Madison Group Classes  start


NOTE: Ensemble will start on Tuesday September 16  as we welcome Maureen McCarty our new SSM Ensemble director.

Please sign up 100 Days Club

Please sign up  ONLINE for Madison Children’s Museum Concert on September 10


Print here:  September 2014 Rep List

Twinkles   Lightly Row   Song of the Wind   Go Tell Aunt Rhody   Long Long Ago

Allegro   Perpetual Motion   Minuet 3

Chorus   Hunters’ Chorus   Waltz   Witches’ Dance

Martini Gavotte   Humoresque

Seitz 5/1   Bach Double

Bach Gavotte   Vivaldi g minor, 1st mov   Country Dance

Handel F Major Sonata, Adagio


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Madison Children’s Museum concert 9/10 sign up online




Free Family Night

September 10  WEDNESDAY

ALL SSM students welcome to participate

TUNE AT 6:00 pm and PERFORM at 6:30 pm

WEAR : Concert Black and White

Enjoy free admission from 5-8 pm



We are trying a new way to sign up for our families for special events through the secure site of Sign Up Genius. We will also do sign up in the private studios as a back up for this first time experimenting with Sign Up Genius.

SIGN UP BELOW ON SIGN UP GENIUS by clicking on the link

click on the little sign up box, then the submit and sign up box and a new screen will appear for you to enter name and email along with options for reminder of event


REPERTOIRE LIST:Twinkles, Lightly Row, Song of the Wind, Aunt Rhody,Long Long Ago, Allegro, Perpetual Motion, Minuet 3, Chorus, Hunter’s Chorus, Waltz, Witches’ Dance, Martini Gavotte, Humoresque, Seitz Concerto no 5 1st movement. Other additions to be made dependent on students signed up.

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Group classes start Tuesday 9/9: Printable Group Grid and Registration forms

imgresThe SSM 2014 Registration from is due in to your private teacher by 9/30/14

Print and return with payment to private teacher: SSM Fall Registration

If using Paypal ( please wait as it  has yet to be updated ) hand in registration form only to teacher.

Group Class Grid 2014Ask your private teacher for placement into this years SSM classes.

Print: Group Class Grid 2014

This year note our Music In Action classes have been updated.

Dalcroze Eurhythmics

FSS1   From Sound to Symbols 1

FSS2  From Sound to Symbols 2



This year the  PARENT MEETING is on Tuesday September 30  6:30-7:30 pm in Bradfield Hall immediately following our Play In 4:30/Potluck 5:30.

the topic is :From Sounds to Symbols:

A Journey through Suzuki Strings of Madison Music Reading Program

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SSM Printable Fall 2014 Calendar


11939493-welcome-back-written-in-colorful-chalk-on-a-blackboardSuzuki Strings of Madison starts group classes Tuesday September 9, 2014

Please print this calendar Suzuki Strings Fall 2014  ( document ) or

Please print this calendar SSM FALL 2014  (PDF)

The registration materials , new group class grid and updates on SSM calendar are coming soon.


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SSM FALL 2014 Calendar



Please enter these dates for SSM into your home calendar for Fall 2014.

More events may be added to the Fall semester  as the year progresses.


Tuesday 9                 Group classes begin   100 Day club sign up

Wednesday 10          Madison Children’s Museum Performance tune 6:00 play 6:30 pm                                          sign up genius coming on next post and in home studios

Tuesday 16                Group classes

Tuesday 23                Group classes

Tuesday 30               Play In ALL SCHOOL tune at 4:15  play at 4:30-5:30                                                                  Pot Luck at 5:30-6:30 in Covenant Presbyterian Church                                                            Parent Talk: Understanding SSM Music Reading Program 6:30-7:30                                      Childcare provided    More information coming!

Tuesday 30               Dress rehearsal for October Solo Recital  time TBD



Sunday 5                    Solo recital tune 1:30 play 2:00 Madison Christian Community

Tuesday 7                  Group classes

Friday 10                   WCO concert :Rachel Barton Pine violinist, Matthew  Lipman viola                                                      SSM Master Class with Rachel TBD

Tuesday 14                 Group classes

Tuesday 21                 Group classes

Tuesday 28                 Play In  Halloween Costumes welcome ( in lieu of Capitol concert)                                           Dress rehearsal for November Graduation Recital


Sunday 2                      Graduation Solo Recital tune 1:30 play 2:00 Oakwood Village West

Tuesday 4                    Group classes

Tuesday 11                   Group classes ( IHN please note room changes)

Tuesday 18                   Group classes

Tuesday 25                    Play In


Tuesday 2                      Group classes

Tuesday 9                     4:00 pm  Group classes PreTwinkle and Book 1-2 rehearsal                                                       4:45 Dress rehearsal Book 3- Sonora for Olbrich Gardens concert

Saturday 13                   Book 1-2 Holiday Concert tune 10:00 am play 10:30                                                                   Madison Central Public Library

Sunday 14                      Book 3- Sonora Holiday concert tune 1:30 play 2:00                                                                   Olbrich Gardens

Tuesday 16                     100 Day Club celebration

WINTER BREAK  Dec 17- Jan 5


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SSM August performances need violinists

SSM students:  Please consider signing up to participate in one of these events:

EVERYONE WELCOME TO SIGN UP. Repertoire determined upon those attending. Solos welcome as well as group performance.

ASAP  email Diana with your availability : dvpopowycz@gmail.com                                                   and sign up in your home studio as well

please note which performance you are participating when emailing Diana

Monday August 4 Grace Episcopal 7:30  ( tune 7:15) dress casual but neat

Grace Episcopal Church 116 W Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53703


First Monday MealsThe first Monday of every month volunteers gather in the Guild Hall to prepare a meal for the men staying in the Porchlight Men’s Shelter (and any additional hungry visitors who might find their way here). Guests are seated and served a home-style meal and dessert.  Volunteer Jon Augspurger (SSM dad) lines up local musical groups–from bluegrass to classical–to provide live music for the evening–a bright spot for many.


Tuesday August 5 WisABA Social at Union South                                                                 in the Northwoods Room                                                                                                   performance from 4:30- 5:15   (tune at 4:15) all levels welcome /dress black and white

This has been a lovely yearly event for SSM to participate in. WisABA celebrates their 7th Annual Conference this year in Madison.


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Nora Germain new release Little Dipper is out now



visit her at:    www.noragermain.com/music/

Ever wonder what happens to SSM alumni???  Well…. they grow up and in this case:


Please welcome the newest release by Nora

Little Dipper

available at : http://bit.ly/1seK8tb or listen free on Spotify. Other places to get it are Amazon mp3 and Google Play.

Check out this great recording session for Little Dipper






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