Soo Theatre welcomes in the new school year with a Faculty Recital on Friday, September 22 at 7:00pm. This recital will showcase strings, piano, voice, clarinet, and flute by our “Faculty and Friends.”
Classics include Panis Angelicus and a London Trio, as well as pop songs including Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles and Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen. Meg Boucher, our new flute instructor will play Arietta with Dottie Case on clarinet. Lola Kennedy, long-time friend and performer in many Soo Theatre productions (Glinda in Wizard of Oz this past summer) graces the stage to sing with Voice Instructor Karen Hughes Beacom. Benjamin Gulder (violin) returns to play with Dottie Case (viola) and Maggie Twining (cello) for string trio selections.
This recital is a great introduction to the variety of instruments and genres offered at the Soo Theatre. Because we know the school year is busy with a variety of many new activities, we are striving to keep this recital relatively short, so even young listeners are encouraged to come see and hear the talent on display.
This is also a great opportunity for parents and community members to meet our faculty and talk with them about lessons, classes, or questions they may have about what we do and what is offered at the Soo Theatre. If you’ve always wanted to try an instrument or a class, but you’re not sure what it entails, feel free to come chat with us afterwards.
This recital also offers a great opportunity for our faculty to give back to the community that supports us by giving you the gift of music, while modeling for our students what a professional performance should look like. Admission is by donation, with a large portion of the donations going to our scholarship fund to help students who otherwise could not afford lessons or classes.
Don’t miss the Faculty Recital: Friday, September 22, 7:00pm.
Have you ever thought about playing a stringed instrument? New Horizons is a nationwide movement encouraging adults to learn violin, viola, cello or string bass. Each fall Soo Theatre offers a beginning class for adults who have never played before, but would like to learn.
We start at the very beginning. First, you learn how to hold the instrument, then the bow. Next we learn to make a beautiful tone! Throw in a little bit of note reading, then simple rhythms, and before you know it, you are playing songs recognizable to your family and friends.
Speaking of friends… Why not join with a friend! New Horizons is a great way to learn because it is stress-free and full of adults who have the same questions and inhibitions as you do. The adults in the class quickly become friends as they learn to make music together. This class is for high school students through adults, ages 15-85!
Here is what Sue Camp, one of our adult students has to say about New Horizons:
“I played the piano and saxophone in my youth. When my kids grew up and left the nest, I realized how much I missed making music with others. I read an article in the paper about all the opportunities available at the Soo Theatre and decided to try learning the cello. It was the best decision I ever made. Four years later I play in the New Horizons Advanced Orchestra, Cantus Celli (and adult cello choir), and continue to take private lessons. Just this fall, I was invited to play with the Sault Symphony Orchestra. A dream come true! I am so thankful for the Soo Theatre. Playing the cello feeds my soul in a way I never expected. It has been life-changing. I strongly encourage anyone who loves making music to contact the Soo Theatre and get started.”
Many of our adults have been people who have retired and decided they needed a new adventure or are adults who lament the fact that they didn’t try when they were younger. Don’t wait any longer! The new class starts Thursday, September 21 and goes from 6:45-7:30pm at the Soo Theatre. Still nervous? Call the office at 906-632-1930 and ask to speak with Dottie or Maggie. We can answer any questions you have to make you feel more confident to start.
Instrument rental is the responsibility of the student, but we do have rental available locally. Call the Soo Theatre office for more information and we can help set you up.
AFTER-SCHOOL BEGINNING STRINGS
This fall, we have 2 schools offering the after-school Beginning Strings classes. St. Mary’s will have a Friday class for 4th-6th grades and Washington Elementary will have a Tuesday class for 4th-5th grades. Both classes start the first week of October, so call the office to reserve your spot in class!
Would you like to see your school host an after-school class? Call the Soo Theatre office and ask them to put you our interest list. Leave your name, phone number, student’s grade, and the school they attend. The schools in the EUP have been very supportive of hosting the beginning strings class, so if we have enough students interested in any given school, we will try to accommodate a class at the school, with the school’s approval.
SOO FILM FESTIVAL
The Film Festival is still happening through the weekend! Don’t miss out on a great array of films happening right here at your downtown Soo Theatre. www.soofilmfestival.org for more info or check out their facebook page.
At the Soo Theatre, there’s always something for everyone! firstname.lastname@example.org or (906) 632-1930 www.sootheatre.org