Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Upcoming Events

Cellist Gordon Cleland will perform at Stella's on James street in St Catharines Sunday April 18 at 1 pm as part of the In the Soil Festival. Music by Bach, Barnes, Muczynski and Ware.

Library Concert This Weekend

Saturday,March 20 at 1 p at the St Catharines Centennial Library at 54 Church Street. The Musicians of Ochre Pit Cove will be presented. Be sure to get out for this interactive concert!

Monday, March 1, 2010

George Cleland - Violin

Peninsula Orchestra Conductor

George Cleland - Violin

Violinist/violist George Cleland is the Music Coordinator for the Niagara Suzuki Association, the Conductor and Music Director of the Peninsula Orchestra and the Viola Coach for the Niagara Youth Orchestra. He has been an instructor for Brock University since 2004. A performer, teacher and conductor, George is a founding member of the Luthien Ensemble, and he performs frequently as a chamber and orchestral musician with the Niagara Symphony Orchestra, the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, and other orchestras in Ontario. Prior to moving to the Niagara region, George was a violin instructor for the Medicine Hat College Conservatory of Music and Dance, and the conductor of the Medicine Hat Junior String Orchestra and the founder and director for the Medicine Hat Community Orchestra.

Marcia O'Neill, Our guest Artist for the Musicians of Ochre Pit Cove

Marcia O’Neill has been involved in music education more than twenty years. She currently teaches piano and theory privately to students from beginner to Grade 10 (Conservatory Canada/ RCM) ages 4 to Adult. She is former Education Director for the Niagara Symphony Association. In addition, she was Coordinator and Camp Director for the Niagara Symphony Summer Music Camp, an orchestral camp serving more than 300 children and adults annually. She was developer and teacher of the Tickle the Ivories course, a continuing education course atBrock University in St. Catharines, ON. She frequently presented music education workshops to teachers for theGrand Erie District School Board. She is coordinator of the Canadian Music Festival.

Ms. O’Neill holds a B.Music (Honours) with focus on piano pedagogy and harpsichord performance from Brock University. She also has a diploma in Theatre Arts fromNiagara College

The Musicians of Ochre Pit Cove

The St Catharines Chamber Music Society, in a coproduction with the Symphonic Storytellers of Carbonear, Newfoundland and with members of Suzuki Niagara, presents a premiere production:

Saturday, March 20, 1 pm at the St Catharines Centennial Library

A twist of the folk tale, The Musicians of Bremen, collected by the Brothers Grimm
Retirement for a tabby cat, a dog, a rooster and a Newfoundland pony does not look promising. No longer able to work, they learn that they will soon be turned out to pasture - or worse.Perhaps a new career? But what?In quest for a new life, each beast finds adventure and new purpose.

A chamber music concert for kids; be prepared, some audience participation will be required!