Denison Hosts Visit by Capital Suzuki Tour Group
Date of Event: March 15, 2003
Posted: March 5, 2003
The Denison University Suzuki Program hosts a visit by the Capital Suzuki Tour Group 2003 on Saturday (March 15) at 1:30 p.m. in Burke Recital Hall. The Capital Tour Group will be performing an abbreviated concert following an 11 a.m. performance by Denison Suzuki students. The Tour Group will be inviting Denison's Suzuki Program violinists to perform several pieces to close the friendship concert. The concert is free and open to the public.
The Capital Suzuki Tour Group 2003 is composed of 22 violinists ages 10 to 18 from Capital University Community Music School Suzuki Program in Columbus. The members of the group are studying Suzuki volume six and up, although several members have completed the eight books of literature and are now studying advanced violin repertoire.
The Capital Suzuki Tour Group was established in 1995 by Douglas and Susan Locke to provide high-quality performing experiences for advanced violin students, while instilling a sense of pride and teamwork among their peers. In a positive and nurturing spirit, the group prepares repertoire and enjoys performing and sharing the educational idea of Shinichi Suzuki's Talent education.
The group has toured and performed throughout Central Ohio. They have been featured four times at the Columbus Symphony Orchestra's "Young Musicians Showcase" and performed for the 2001 Ohio Music Educators Association (OMEA) Professional Conference.
The Tour Group traveled to the Baltic country of Estonia in March 2001. The ten-day friendship tour with concerts in six cities and villages sparked tremendous interest in the Suzuki Method across the country.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
For press inquiries:
- Barbara Stambaugh
- Position Title
- Director, Media Relations
- Primary Email
- Business Phone
- (740) 587-8575