.Some past events
Sep 30, 2022. Susan Spier, violin, Senan Whelan piano
Music of Hope.
Knox Presbyterian Church. 630 Spadina Ave
Fundraising recital for the Evangel Hall Mission'. $100,000 was raised for this worthy cause.
Wednesday June 9, 2021 7:00 pm
Beethoven et Joachim. lecture in French - online
Through Alliance Francaise de Toronto and the Société d'histoire de Toronto
The Many Faces of Joseph Joachim.
A portrait of the eminent 19th century violinist: career highlights; social & cultural influences; insights into his life and legacy. Add a dash of nutmeg and a ghost story ! Lecture at Toronto Reference Library, Beeton Hall.
Susan Spier, violin
Senan Whelan. piano
Concert of Meditations and Reflections
Living Hope Baptist Church, Etobicoke
- Introducing Joseph Joachim - illustrated lecture by Susan Spier for Orchardviewers arts and culture series. Highlights of his life and colleagues. Toronto Public Library Northern District Branch
- June 2016
- Honouring Robert Schumann.
- lecture-recital for Orchardviewers
- May 2016
- Schumann and his contemporaries.Violin and piano recital with historical commentary. Varley Art Gallery, Unionville
- Winter Solstice
- From 2004 - 2015 Susan and Keith (in charge of roasted chestnuts and open fire) held an annual musical Winter Solstice, with performances of the complete cycle of 6 accompanied violin sonatas by Bach. Pianists included Paul Kilburn, Catherine McGuire. Thanks to "the admission fee " of non perishable items, guests, friends and students of Creative Strings donated the to Toronto food bank over the years. Sadly, many valued participants have since departed, but we have great memories.
- October 2013. Fundraising concert for 11 Division Community Police Liaison Committee. This classical concert on Music and Youth featured works by Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Franck, Ravel and Gluck. Almost $500 was raised towards the 2014 Scadding Court Community Safety Scholarship.