New Brochure

As part of upgrading the Foundation’s branding, we’ve been working with our very creative friends at Barrett and Welsh to create a new brochure that tells our story in a fresh and engaging way. We’re delighted with their work and look forward to more great creative projects with them in the near future. Thank you for your support!


 

NEW LOGO

Today we are more conscious about who we are and what we do – our purpose and our impact. Our new logo was designed to reflect just that – bringing Classical Music to the Hearts of the Neglected People in the Darkest corners, inspiring them to Look at the Stars again. I would like to thank my dear friend and extraordinary painter Mr. Mark Kanovich for producing the unique graphics and our marketing mentors and helpers from Barrett and Welsh for integrating the text. The previous transitional logo, created by our technical director Mr. Mychol Scully has served us well and we appreciate Mychol’s ongoing support.

[UPDATE] 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.

(Editor’s note:  Millhaven Maximum Institution has confirmed our attendance on April 25.)

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
Handel – Largo from ‘Xerxes’
Haydn – String Trio
What a Wonderful World
Brahms – Hungarian Dance No. 6
Handel – Selections from ‘Water Music’
Piazolla – Libertango
West Side Story – “There’s a Place For
Us” and “One Hand, One Heart”
Dohnanyi – Serenade, Op. 10d

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
Handel – Largo from ‘Xerxes’
Haydn – String Trio
What a Wonderful World
Brahms – Hungarian Dance No. 6
Handel – Selections from ‘Water Music’
Piazolla – Libertango
West Side Story – “There’s a Place For
Us” and “One Hand, One Heart”
Dohnanyi – Serenade, Op. 10

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
Handel – Largo from ‘Xerxes’
Haydn – String Trio
What a Wonderful World
Brahms – Hungarian Dance No. 6
Handel – Selections from ‘Water Music’
Piazolla – Libertango
West Side Story – “There’s a Place For
Us” and “One Hand, One Heart”
Dohnanyi – Serenade, Op. 10

April 25
Millhaven Maximum Security 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
Handel – Largo from ‘Xerxes’
Haydn – String Trio
What a Wonderful World
Brahms – Hungarian Dance No. 6
Handel – Selections from ‘Water Music’
Piazolla – Libertango
West Side Story – “There’s a Place For
Us” and “One Hand, One Heart”
Dohnanyi – Serenade, Op. 10

April 30
Pacific Institution Regional Treatment Centre (Abbotsford, BC)
Lukas Geniusas, piano
Program
Rachmaninov
Chopin
Gershwin

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.