Join us on Saturday, November 29 at 7pm for Stellae Boreales’ annual pre-Christmas fundraising concert, at MacKay United Church, 39 Dufferin Road! Ottawa Suzuki Strings’ premier violin ensemble will perform a colourful selection of classical, light classical and pops pieces (perhaps even a Christmas carol or two!)
The concert features special guest performance by the whimsically named woodwind ensemble, Harmonious Pigs! Concert tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students/children. It’s a great way to introduce and inspire younger children to the joys of great live musical performance!
This year, we are happy to announce that Floralove Katz has agreed to act as Master of Ceremonies. Following the concert, please join us for our annual silent fundraising auction. All proceeds from the concert and the auction will go to supporting Stellae Boreales’ international touring programme.
Stellae Boreales is Ottawa Suzuki Strings’ premier performance violin ensemble, formed from the school’s senior students. The musicians range in age from 12 to 17, and most have been studying the violin since the age of 4 or 5. Members of the ensemble have had the honour of performing with Maestro Pinchas Zukerman and the NAC Orchestra. Many are prize winners of the Kiwanis Music Festival and the Canada Music Competition. Stellae Boreales has toured widely, with performances in Victoria, BC (2006); China (2008); New York City (2010); and Iceland (2011). In 2012, the young musicians travelled to Washington, DC, where they performed with the Peabody Institute ensemble. The 2012 season closed with a highly successful concert tour of Cuba. In 2014, Stellae Boreales had the honour of being invited to participate as featured performers at the Suzuki Association of the Americas Conference in Minneapolis. Stellae Boreales has played at numerous galas and receptions in the Ottawa area, including the National Arts Centre and the Turkish Embassy. They are available to perform at similar events, either as a full group ensemble or in smaller groups. Please see the Stellae Boreales website for contact details and further information about the group. Thank you for your support!
Ensemble members are drawn from the studios of Rosemarie Klimasko, Kit Barham, Karoly Sziladi Jr., Serhii Vyhovskyi, Elaine Klimasko and Karoly Sziladi Sr. .