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Sept. 11th ● 7:00 PM

Local, Organic

Opening Ceremony with Marilyn Capreol

Join hosts

Rick Capreol & Brenda Margaret Muller

Paul & Ella Cowan ● Harbour ● Terry Storr

WRO Summer Students & local musical friends

Sept. 12th 

Local, Organic

Workshops for Beginners

Drop In: 10 AM - 11 AM

Orchestral Workshop: 11 AM - 12 PM

Private lessons: 10 AM - 12 PM

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Sonia Klimasko             Brenda Margaret


Violin/Viola                   Cello


Emma Vachon                    Terry Storr

      Violin/Viola                        Clarinet

10 AM - 11 AM:

  • Drop In Workshops for Beginners - Meet and greet a new instrument! Learn to play the violin, viola, cello, double bass, clarinet, flute, piano, or percussion. Instructed by Sonia Klimasko (violin & viola), Emma Vachon (violin & viola), Brenda Margaret Muller (cello), and Terry Storr (clarinet & woodwinds). Limited to 10 minutes per person.

10:30 AM - 11 AM:

  • Music Moppets with Zach Louch

11 AM - 12 PM:

  • Orchestral Workshop for Beginners - Join us and rehearse beginner's pieces Ash Grove and Cripple Creek to be performed at Sunday's concert. Led by Sonia Klimasko, Emma Vachon, Brenda Margaret Muller, and Zach Louch.

10 AM - 12 PM:

  • Private lessons - available with Sonia Klimasko, Emma Vachon, Terry Storr, and Brenda Margaret Muller.

  • Drop In Mask Making and Arts & Crafts with Cassie Horley

For more information about our faculty, click here.

12 PM:

  • Growing Sustainable Culture: Discussion Circle - exploring the relationship between businesses and art to create a sustainable future

Brenda Margaret Muller, Artistic Director of Whispering River Orchestra with Composer Saman Shahi

Ron Zytaruck, Tiny Homes and Affordable Housing

Laura Blease, Seeds for Ecology

Mayor Ann MacDiarmid, Seguin

Kelli Ebbs, Muskoka North Good Food Coop

Wanda Davis, vendor (all vendors are also invited to join)

1:30 PM:

  • Composition Circle with Saman Shahi - Meet Saman Shahi, the composer of this weekend's premier! Try your hand at composing your own music or simply listen to a riveting discussion surrounding the composition of Shahi's piece, Suspended Doorways.

  • Songwriters Free-Jazz Jam with Brenda and Rick

3 PM:

  • Orchestral Workshop for Intermediate and Advanced Players - Play and prepare repertoire for Sunday's concert, including Suspended Doorways by Saman Shahi. Led by Brenda Margaret Muller and David McFadden.

Sept. 13th ● 3:00 PM

Local, Organic: A Sustainable Concert with the WRO

Opening and Closing Ceremony with Marilyn Capreol

J.S. Bach: Concerto in D minor for 2 Violins | Edvard Greig: Holberg Suite Traditional, Arr. Hopkins: Ash Grove | Traditional, Arr. Siennicki: Cripple Creek 


World Premier of Suspended Doorways by Saman Shahi (Riversongs Commission Award 2020)

Featuring violinists 

David McFadden & Christopher McFadden

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