2019 Event Schedule

We’re pleased to present these confirmed musical gifts for 2019. We will continue to add more dates and venues as we are able to arrange them.

April 9
Bath Medium Institution (Bath, ON)
String Trio (Katrina Chitty, viola; Bryan Holt, cello; Jeremy Potts, violin)
Program
Bach –  Brandenburg Concerto
Beethoven – String Trio No. 5, Op. 9 No. 3
Haydn – Emperor Variations
Dohnanyi – Serenade, Op. 10
Brahms – Hungarian Dance No. 6
Piazolla – Libertango
West Side Story – “There’s a Place For Us”
What a Wonderful World

April 11
Collins Bay Medium Security Institution (Kingston, ON)
String Trio (Igor Gefter, cello; Mark Skazinetsky, violin; Katrina Chitty, viola)
Program
Mozart – Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Bach – Brandenburg No. 3
Haydn – Emperor Variations
Rachmaninov – Vocalise
Beethoven – Serenade Op. 8 (1st mvmt)
Mozart – Rondo – String Quartet No. 6
Bruch – Kol Nidrei
Gershwin – I Got Rhythm
Shostakovich – Romance
Bartok – Romanian Folk Dances
Piazzolla – Libertango
Charlie Chaplin – Smile
Jay Unger – Ashokan Farewell

April 11
Collins Bay Minimum Institution (Kingston, ON)
String Trio (Igor Gefter, cello; Mark Skazinetsky, violin; Katrina Chitty, viola)
Program
Mozart – Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Bach – Brandenburg No. 3
Haydn – Emperor Variations
Rachmaninov – Vocalise
Beethoven – Serenade Op. 8 (1st mvmt)
Mozart – Rondo – String Quartet No. 6
Bruch – Kol Nidrei
Gershwin – I Got Rhythm
Shostakovich – Romance
Bartok – Romanian Folk Dances
Piazzolla – Libertango
Charlie Chaplin – Smile
Jay Unger – Ashokan Farewell

April 12
Grand Valley (Medium) Institution for Women (Kitchener, ON)
String Trio (Katrina Chitty, viola; Bryan Holt, cello; Jeremy Potts, violin)
Program
Bach –  Brandenburg Concerto
Beethoven – String Trio No. 5, Op. 9 No. 3
Haydn – Emperor Variations
Dohnanyi – Serenade, Op. 10
Brahms – Hungarian Dance No. 6
Piazolla – Libertango
West Side Story – “There’s a Place For Us”
What a Wonderful World

April 16
Warkworth Medium Security Institution (Warkworth, ON)
String Trio (Katrina Chitty, viola; Bryan Holt, cello; Jeremy Potts, violin)
Program
Bach –  Brandenburg Concerto
Beethoven – String Trio No. 5, Op. 9 No. 3
Haydn – Emperor Variations
Dohnanyi – Serenade, Op. 10
Brahms – Hungarian Dance No. 6
Piazolla – Libertango
West Side Story – “There’s a Place For Us”
What a Wonderful World

October 11
Bath Medium Security Institution (Bath, ON)
Piano Trio (Lukas Geniusas, piano; Jonathan Crow, violin; Joseph Johnson, cello)
Program TBD

October 11
Millhaven Maximum Security Institution  (Bath, ON)
Piano Trio (Lukas Geniusas, piano; Jonathan Crow, violin; Joseph Johnson, cello)
Program TBD

 

Official Endorsement by CSC

We are very excited to present this official endorsement by Commissioner Anne Kelly, Correctional Service Canada. This formal acknowledgment of the value and impact our musical gifts provide to federal prison inmates is a welcome validation of Vision and Mission of Looking at the Stars Foundation.

Excerpt:

“CSC is pleased to acknowledge the laudable efforts of the Looking at the Stars Foundation’s classical music concert initiative in recognition of the value it has brought to the offender population.”

Read the full letter from Commissioner Kelly HERE.


Commissioner Kelly also sent a personal note to our Board Chair, Mr. Bob Rae.

Excerpt:

“According to CSC policy, the Warden is responsible for establishing procedures for the approval and implementation of special events. In light of the value this initiative brings to the offender population, I will be encouraging Wardens to consider welcoming a Looking at the Stars concert at their institutions.”

Read Commissioner Kelly’s letter to our Board Chair, Mr. Bob Rae, HERE.

Quebec Takes Notice – La Scena Musicale Interview

Looking at the Stars has garnered some long-awaited media coverage in La Belle Province, Quebec. La Scena Musicale magazine recently published an interview with our Founder, Dmitri Kanovich. The issue will be online in April, but you can read the interview tear sheet here.

Looking at the Stars is now a registered charity

We are excited to announce that Looking at the Stars is now an officially registered Canadian federal charitable organization. Donations to our project now qualify for a charitable tax receipt.

Looking at the Stars thanks Andrew Valentine, at Miller Thomson LLP for his invaluable assistance with preparing the required paperwork, his professional guidance during the application process and his personal commitment to our project. Thank you Andrew!

For tax purposes, our Charitable Registration Number is 77958 5298 RR0001.