Monday, November 6, 2017

Our Fabulous November Workshop

Thank you to all who came: students, parents, teachers, clinicians.  It was wonderful! These are workshop photos.  Concert photos in next post.











Concert photos in next post.  Thanks to all involved.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Concert and Halloween Group Class Photos, Fall 2017

Thanks to everyone involved in the fall workshop and concert.  

Concert Photos:




Dr. Paul Abegg directed the workshop orchestra.

Dr. Ka-Wai Yu taught cello classes and performed with the students.

Brian Lewis taught at the regional workshop and performed with the students.







Halloween Group Class 2017
Marin Colby leads the Halloween group class Twinkle parade on a golden afternoon.





Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Brian Lewis, Guest Clinician, for Nov. Workshop in Cedar City

Regional Workshop and Concert:  Nov. 3 and 4, 2017

Concert  on Sat., Nov. 4, at 5 p.m. Public invited 

(suggested donation $5)
Heritage Center, 105 N. 100 East, Cedar City, UT
Classes Friday afternoon starting at 3 p.m.
and Saturday starting at 9 a.m., all at Heritage Center
We are thrilled to announce that Brian Lewis will be the clinician.  Learn more about him at http://brianlewisviolin.com/

Thank you to the Suzuki Association of Utah (SAU) for co-sponsoring this workshop and for support from the RAP (Recreation, Arts, and Parks) Fund via Cedar City.

You are invited to the Suzuki Strings workshop concert on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 5 p.m. in the Heritage Theater, 105 N. 100 East, in Cedar City. Music ranges from fiddling to classics. The concert features clinicians with international experience and students from age 4 to adult from throughout the region. The suggested donation is $5 and the public is invited.

In addition there is a parent and teacher meeting with clinicians Brian Lewis, Paul Abegg, and Ka-Wai Yu on Friday, Nov. 3, at 6:15 p.m. at the upstairs conference room at Festival Hall/Heritage Center to explore developing students into independent musicians. This is free and the public is invited.

One of the most versatile and charismatic violinists today, Brian Lewis is an exceptionally dedicated and gifted performer whose passionate artistry has been heard and embraced around the world. "There are a lot of fine violinists on the concert stage today, but few can match Lewis for an honest virtuosity that supremely serves the music," reports the Topeka Capital-Journal. International performances include New York's Carnegie Hall, Australia, Canada, the French West Indies, Puerto Rico, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, France, England, Denmark, Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Peru, Chile, and Brazil. He has recorded numerous CDs, including world premieres.

As a dynamic and engaging teacher, Mr. Lewis is committed to growing the legacies of the great pedagogues Dorothy DeLay and Dr. Shin'ichi Suzuki for future generations. Mr. Lewis currently teaches at University of Texas at Austin, serves as Artistic Director of the Starling-DeLay Symposium on Violin Studies at Juilliard, and is Artistic Director and faculty member of the Brian Lewis Young Artist Program in Ottawa, KS. More information about Mr. Lewis can be found at www.brianlewisviolin.com

Cello clinician Dr. Ka-Wai Yu is an Assistant Professor of Music at Dixie State University, where he teaches cello and directs the string chamber music program. He previously taught at Eastern Illinois University and Indiana Wesleyan University. In great demand as a clinician, Dr. Yu has given master classes in numerous universities and institutions in North America and Asia. He has taught in music camps and workshops in Illinois, Georgia and Michigan, as well as in Hong Kong. He directs the newly established St. George Cello Ensemble and is a board member of the Cello Society of Southern Utah. He also serves as the Principal Cellist of Southwest Symphony Orchestra and has performed at major concert halls in Canada, China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States. He is active as a chamber musician, and has been a member of the Kolob Trio, Ensemble Finesse, and the period-instrument ensemble La RĂ©union Musicale. He has appeared in many venues including the prestigious Aspen Music Festival. Dr. Yu obtained his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Orchestra Director Dr. Paul Abegg is Professor of Music at Dixie State University with previous teaching at Brigham Young University and Olivet College (MI). He completed his advanced music studies at Michigan State, and Brigham Young Universities. He presents master classes as well as serves as an adjudicator and clinician at numerous competitions and festivals throughout the United States. His recording experience includes extensive film and television scores. He has collaborated with many professional artists and groups including Manheim Steam Roller, Donny Osmond, Peter Cetera, Natalie Cole, Marvin Hamlisch, Celtic Woman, Audra McDonald, Leon Fleisher, Marilyn Horne, Peter Serkin, Ellen Zwilich, Fredricka Von Stade, Mark O’Connor, Peter Schickele, Elmar Oliveira, Kathleen Battle, and Gil Shaham.

Violins, violas and cellists are featured in the concert with music ranging from Bach to Brahms plus fiddle tunes and the technically challenging “Hot Canary”. Twelve regional teachers are preparing the students to participate. Group class teachers are Marin Colby, Lindsay Szczesny, Amy Gold, Nathan Craven, Karaly Whitesel, Bethany Jeffs, and Sara Penny. Pianists are Rimi Fletcher, Tasha Seegmiller, Beth Stephenson, and Melanie Jeffs.

The Saturday concert culminates two days of workshop classes with students from throughout Utah. Suzuki Strings Cedar City is a non-profit organization and appreciates support from the RAP Fund (Recreation, Arts, and Parks) and the Suzuki Association of Utah. “We are thrilled that our students have the opportunity to work with world class musicians,” said Sara Penny, director. “We are fortunate to have a strong team of teachers and pianists helping. We appreciate all of them.” Suzuki Strings works with the SUU Music Department and the Suzuki Association of Utah to provide musical opportunities for students.

For more information:suzukistringscc@gmail.com.


Repertoire, schedule, and registration information below:

Brian Lewis
Dr. Ka-Wai Yu, Guest Cello Clinician
Dr. Paul Abegg, Guest Conductor
Everyone: 
All Instruments:
Persian Cat (from SAU magazine to help beginners understand low 2)
Auld Lang Syne from Let Us Have Music for the Violin Volume 2, Carl Fischer
(we’ll add orchestra parts)
Turkish March by Beethoven from Let Us Have Music for the Violin Volume 2, Carl Fischer (with orchestra parts)
You Are My Sunshine  by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell, arr. Wesley Schaum from Anthology Pop Standards, published by Belwin
Riu, Riu, Chiu, 16th Century Christmas Spanish Carol

Book 1: 
Twinkle Variation A in D Major (Mississippi Hotdog) and Theme in A with harmony
May Song with orchestra harmonies
Minuet 1 with orchestra harmonies

Book 2:  Long, Long Ago with variation, orchestra harmonies
Witches Dance, violin only

Book 3: Gavotte in G minor, violin and viola with cello harmony

Fiddle:  
Wake Up Suzy Reel from Fairfield Fiddle Farm 1st repeat only and D.C.
Celtic "Give Me Your Hand" arr. Amy Gold

Orchestra:
Fairy Tale arranged by Rimi Fletcher
Land of Liberty Medley
Fire in the Forge by Ted Allen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86AFpiqKrNI
Spinning Song, arr. Dalley 

Advanced Violin: 
Bk: 5:  Vivaldi Concerto in G minor, 1st mvt.

Viola:
Bk 1: Lightly Row
Bk 6: Hungarian Dance #5

Cello:
Bk 1: Perpetual Motion, Suzuki
Bk. 3 La Cinquantaine, Gabriel-Marie
Change:  Pink Panther arranged by Dr. Yu

Group classes resume at SUU on Sept. 6
This workshop is included in the group class fee.  The group fee is $70 for one student, $80 for two, and $90 for three in one family.  For group class form contact suzukistringscc@gmail.com.

If you see a mistake or have a question please send to suzukistringscc@gmail.com

Friday, Nov. 3
Regional Suzuki Strings
Workshop & Concert
Heritage Center/Festival Hall
Conference Center Room 7, enter by office on southwest corner of building and go upstairs or from 2nd floor of parking garage by Festival Hall sign

Arrive at least 10 minutes before class to be ready, sit quietly and listen when it’s a piece you do not know yet.
Conference Center Room 2
enter by office on southwest corner of building and go upstairs or from 2nd floor of parking garage by Festival Hall sign
3 p.m.

(Some of you may need to arrange to get out of school early to be on time.)
Violin and Viola:
Brian Lewis, guest clinician
Concerto in G minor, 1st mvt., Vivaldi, Book 5, violin only
Hot Canary, violin only
Gavotte in G minor, violin and viola
Hungarian Dance #5, viola only
Tasha Seegmiller, pianist
Cello:
Ka-Wai Yu, guest clinician
Perpetual Motion, Bk 1
Bk. 3 La Cinquaintaine, Gabriel-Marie
Pink Panther
Melany Jeffs, piano
4 p.m.
Orchestra: 
Paul Abegg, guest clinician
Land of Liberty Medley
Fire in the Forge
Fairy Tale 
Spinning Song
Tasha Seegmiller, piano 
Brian Lewis, guest clinician
Violins, Violas, and Cello
Who are not in Orchestra:  
Auld Lang Syne 
Turkish March 
You Are My Sunshine  
Riu, Riu, Chiu
Minuet 1 
Long Long, Ago with variation
Witches' Dance, violin only
Rimi Fletcher, pianist
5 p.m.
Orchestra:
Paul Abegg, guest clinician
Auld Lang Syne 
Turkish March 
You Are My Sunshine 
Riu, Riu, Chiu
Minuet 1 
Long Long, Ago with variation
Twinkle Variation A in D Major (Mississippi Hotdog) and Theme in A with harmony
May Song 
Persian Cat
Give Me Your Hand
Wake Up Suzy Reel
Tasha Seegmiller and Rimi Fletcher, piano
Beginning Class: 
Brian Lewis, guest clinician 
Twinkle Variation A in D Major (Mississippi Hotdog) and Theme in A with harmony
May Song 
Persian Cat
Lightly Row, viola
Perpetual Motion, cello
Wake Up Suzy Reel
Beth Stephenson, pianist
6 p.m.
15 minute Break
15 minute Break
6:15 p.m.
Developing Independent Musicians and Parent Questions:
Clinicians will give ideas and answer parent questions about learning an instrument (Question Time)
Everyone to Room 7





Saturday, Nov. 4
On Stage Heritage Center
9 and 10 a.m. Brian Lewis
11:15 Paul Abegg and Ka-Wai Yu
Downstairs Heritage Center
Ka-Wai Yu at 9 a.m.
and Paul Abegg at 10 a.m.
Brian Lewis at 11:15

9 a.m.
Violas:
Brian Lewis
Hungarian Dance #5
Lightly Row
Gavotte in G minor
Tasha Seegmiller, piano
Cello:
Ka-Wai Yu 
Bk. 3 La Cinquaintaine, Gabriel-Marie
Pink Panther
Perpetual Motion, Bk 1
Melany Jeffs, piano
10 a.m.
Violin, Advanced
 Brian Lewis
Concerto in G minor, 1st mvt., Vivaldi, Book 5 
Hot Canary
Witches Dance
Long Long Ago with variation
Minuet I
Wake Up Suzy Reel


Tasha Seegmiller, pianist
All Violin, Viola, and Cello who do not play Advanced Violin pieces, 
Paul Abegg and Ka-Wai Yu
Auld Lang Syne 
Turkish March 
You Are My Sunshine  
Riu, Riu, Chiu
Minuet 1 
Long Long, Ago with variation
Witches' Dance, violin only
Rimi Fletcher, piano
11:00 a.m.
15 minute Break
15 minute Break
11:15 a.m.
Orchestra
Paul Abegg and Ka-Wai Yu
Land of Liberty Medley
Fire in the Forge
Fairy Tale 
Spinning Song
Give Me Your Hand
Auld Lang Syne 
Turkish March 
You Are My Sunshine  
Riu, Riu, Chiu
Tasha Seegmiller, piano
All Beginning Students 
Brian Lewis
Twinkle Variation A in D Major (Mississippi Hotdog) and Theme in A with harmony
May Song 
Persian Cat
Lightly Row, viola
Perpetual Motion, cello
Rimi Fletcher, piano
12:30
Lunch Break
You may bring a lunch and eat downstairs.  Please clean up. Parent supervision please.
2:00 p.m.
Dress Rehearsal – EVERYONE
(We run all of the pieces starting with the easiest so you may have a break when we get to the pieces you don’t know. You don’t have to be in your concert clothes yet.)

5:00 p.m.
CONCERT: Dress clothes please
Invite your family and friends. 
The $5 suggested donation helps us pay the Heritage Center rental.

WORKSHOP ONLY ENTRY  FORM (just Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3  and 4, 2017)
please send by Oct 15 , 2017 to avoid the late fee of $5.00
Fees: Twinkle Students through Allegretto  $20.00
Individual Student (Etude and above) $40.00 
SAU members:  $30.00 (discount of $10.00 off the Individual Fee for SAU members)
SAU (Suzuki Association of Utah) MEMBER  Yes _____ No _____
AMOUNT ENCLOSED__________
Name_____________________________________________________
Circle instrument(s)
VIOLIN      VIOLA      CELLO      CONTRABASS
Address__________________________________________________________
City_________________________ State ________Zip________
Phone_______________     Email:______________________________
Teacher_________________Teacher's Email or Phone ________________
***Make your check payable to Suzuki Strings
and fill out a separate form for each child.***
Teachers – please send in the forms as soon as you can and you may participate in the classes and concerts at no extra fee if you have students participating.
Mail to: 
Sara Penny, 1366 North Fairway Drive, Cedar City, UT  84721