Celebrate our 1st Anniversary with us

Tickets for our 1st Anniversary Chopin Recital Available NOW!

At 7:00 p.m. on the evening of Friday, December 2, 2016, award-winning young pianist Lukas Geniušas will perform a Chopin program for a select, private audience of 120 guests at Heliconian Hall, 25 Hazleton Avenue, in Yorkville, Toronto.

There will be a chance to meet the organizers before the recital to talk about the charity. After the performance you will have an opportunity to meet Mr. Geniušas in person. This is a rare opportunity to meet one of the rising stars of the international music scene. His other concerts on the tour, in Montreal and Toronto, are selling out.

To purchase tickets to this exciting event, click the secure PayPal button below. You don’t need a PayPal account to use your credit card on the ticket purchase page. Please note that due to the limited capacity at this event, all sales are final. No refunds can be issued. Note that PayPal will add a $3.00 service charge to each ticket’s purchase price.

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New Video from St. Joe’s Health Centre

We’re delighted with the new video produced by St. Joseph’s Health Centre, documenting our April 2016 event there during Patient Experience Week. Click here to view this excellent video report.

Excellent reception at two Correctional Services Canada facilities

We are delighted and humbled by the reception we received at Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener, Ontario, and at Beaver Creek Institution in Gravenhurst, Ontario in April. The enthusiasm and heart-felt appreciation we experienced from the inmates at both of these institutions reaffirms our commitment to bring Looking at the Stars to many more Correctional Services Canada institutions, as we are able.

To assist us in providing more musical gifts to those who need them most, please consider making a small donation. All donations directly support the cost of producing these very successful recitals.

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.

Steinway Piano Gallery Toronto supports Looking at the Stars

We are excited to announce that Steinway Piano Gallery Toronto has agreed to provide the incomparable sound, touch, and beauty of Steinway pianos to support our classical music recital series. We appreciate the generosity of Mr. Alex Thomson, General Manager, whose support of our vision is very gratifying.

Steinway Piano Gallery Toronto is a division of Tom Lee Music Canada, who has been representing Steinway in Canada since 1978 and is the exclusive representative for the Family of Steinway Designed Pianos for British Columbia, Calgary and Greater Toronto Areas.

April Series confirmed

We’re very pleased to announce a new April Series of classical piano recitals featuring Lukas Geniušas. The new series will run during the week prior to Lukas’ appearance at Koerner Hall on April 30, 2016.

April 26
The Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto)

April 26
Lawrence Park School (Toronto)

April 27
Sunnybrook Veterans Centre (Toronto)

April 28
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (Toronto)

April 29
St. Joseph’s Health Centre (Toronto)

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Bob Rae accepts Board Chairman position

We wish to express our gratitude and appreciation to The Honourable Mr. Bob Rae, who has accepted our invitation to Chair the new Looking at the Stars Foundation Board of Directors. Bob’s extensive experience and commitment to the values of our project will ensure that our governance as a Registered Charitable foundation will meet the highest ethical standards as we grow the organization.

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Charitable Status application in progress

Looking at the Stars is excited to announce that our application to receive Registered Charitable Status is now in progress! We wish to thank our legal counsel, Miller Thomson, for their invaluable assistance in moving this process forward. For updates on this aspect of our project, you can subscribe to our newsletter for more information as it becomes available.

A Message from our Founder

“I Look at the Stars” is the name of the first book written by my father, back in 1959. It is the story of an orphan in a little village whose only fortune is the sky full of stars. In the story the boy looked at them every night. They were his inspiration. They helped him feel good about the world and every human being, because the stars had the magic power of inspiration through distraction. They were a diversion into an imaginary world of justice, peace and brotherhood; the world and the stars converged into a single universe of love and hope. This project was inspired by this story and my family.