Pre-concert sessions and performances at Immigrant Services Calgary, March 20 & 22, 2018

Again thanks to the National Arts Centre, we were excited to be able to visit the good people at Immigrant Services Calgary this spring. Pre-concert sessions enabled us to connect more with the kids, parents and facilitators, making our subsequent performances that much more meaningful to one and all. NAC’s Music Alive Program is sponsoring us for two more years, so we look forward to more concerts next season!

Pre-concert sessions at the Centre for Newcomers

As part of the National Arts Centre’s Music Alive Program, Storymusic Creations was able to present pre-concert sessions for the children in daycare at the Centre for Newcomers on February 28th. Gianetta and I had a blast sharing information about the music, providing musical cues to listen for in the story, and creating props together that the kids could use for the following week’s performances. David Hohol, CFN’s Manager of Communications & Marketing, did an amazing job capturing everyone in his video. Thanks to the stellar gang at CFN for hosting us, and we are grateful to the National Arts Centre for supporting our work!

 

Thank you, National Arts Centre!

We are pleased to announce that Storymusic Creations will be performing at the Centre for Newcomers as well as Immigrant Services Calgary in February and March 2018 as part of NAC’s Music Alive Program. Thanks to their generous support, we will also be able to provide pre-concert sessions a week before each performance, bringing a deeper learning experience to the children. We look forward to some musical adventures!

Thank you, AFA!

We are grateful for the support of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, who has awarded us a grant for our November 2017 performances at Immigrant Services Calgary and the John Dutton Theatre. With their help, we have been able to reach numerous children, parents, and caretakers, propelling us further along in our mission to share great music and great stories!

Performance at the John Dutton Theatre

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Our first public concert, at the Central Library’s Dutton Theatre! Thanks to our audience members for coming out to hear us. It was quite a crowd, and an imaginative one at that: in our audience participation piece (Vivo from Deux Interludes by Jacques Ibert), people reported imagining sunset and sunrise, an old man in a forest, the feeling of hope, various colours, a boat on the ocean, a herd of wild horses, and the list goes on… It was great meeting the kids afterwards as they came up to try our instruments. Special thanks to Barb Yates of Helen Scott Studios for taking photos!

Upcoming public performance at the Central Library’s Dutton Theatre!

19 November 2017 at 1:00 PM
Dutton Theatre
Central Library 2nd Floor
616 Macleod Trail SE

Storymusic Creations presents:

Elk’s Wintry Day
and
Salmon and Dipper’s Wondrous Journey

featuring Andre Jolivet’s Petite Suite
and Claude Debussy’s Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp
with accompanying stories

free admission

Join us for an afternoon of great music and great stories!

Upcoming appearances at Immigrant Services

Storymusic Creations is pleased to partner with Immigrant Services Calgary again this year, with the following performances:

  • Immigrant Services Family Literacy Program at the Genesis Centre of Community Wellness: Nov 15, 2017 at 1:30 PM
  • Parent and Tot Program at Immigrant Services Calgary (downtown location): Nov 17, 2017 at 10:30 AM