Twenty-five Suzuki String School of Guelph senior students and thirteen dancers from the Guelph Youth Dance Company have been invited to participate in the League of Astonishing Strings China Tour 2016.


China Tour LogoLeague of Astonishing Strings organizer says:

[su_quote cite=”John Crozman”]The tour will take place from March 10 ‐ March 20, 2016 and is truly a “once‐in‐a lifetime” experience for the participants on many levels:

The tour will include 5 performances in some of the best concert halls in the world including the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center which has been host to a number of distinguished ensembles including the Berlin Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

  • The performances will take place over a 11 day period mimicking a professional tour schedule giving the students a rare opportunity to experience the life of a professional touring artist.
  • China is on the front pages of the newspaper almost every day and this tour will provide the young participants with an opportunity to visit, explore, and interact with a country, which is an emerging superpower. The tour stops include: Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, and Xuzhou.
  • This tour will provide two valuable opportunities for cultural exchange, one with the people of China and the other with the two other performing ensembles.

The Suzuki String School of Guelph and the Guelph Youth Dance Company have been given an opportunity to achieve something that even most professional artist in North America could only dream of.[/su_quote]

Following the tour, the students will make presentations in local schools to share their experience with their peers.

The groups are now involved in a fundraising campaign to keep costs as low as possible for the participant’s families.

For more information about the project or to make a donation, please contact Janet Johnson, co-artistic director for Guelph Youth Dance.

Xuzhou Concert Hall

Xuzhou Concert Hall