Three-time JUNO nominees Sultans of String are returning with their fiery violin, kinetic guitar and unstoppable bass and percussion grooves and will be sharing the stage with Burlington’s own Burlington Symphony Orchestra (formerly Symphony on the Bay) – creating the ultimate crossover performance. This energetic musical collaboration will showcase traditional band instruments and string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments of the full orchestra. Join “Canada’s ambassador of musical diversity” and enjoy an upbeat performance of Celtic, Flamenco, Gypsy-jazz, Arabic and Cuban music and culture.
This performance includes afro-cuban percussionist Alberto Suarez and special guest Pakistani-Canadian Anwar Khurshid on sitar.
- Elements of music: form, texture and dynamics
- Cross-cultural influences on musical interpretation
- Use of musical instruments in various cultures
“…Canada’s hottest new musical exports.” – Celtic Connections
“it is no wonder how popular Sultans Of String are becoming” – Canadian Beats
Orange Shirt Day
OSSTF/FEESO recognizes September 30, 2019 as Orange Shirt Day and encourages all members to take part in observing this event.
Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, which was first held in the spring of 2013.
It grew out of an account by a former First Nations student who had her orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and has evolved into an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools going on an annual basis. The end of September was selected as the date of recognition, as it represented the time of year when First Nations, Métis and Inuit children were taken away from their homes to be placed in residential schools.