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The Sun Life Financial Performance Series For Students 2008-09
September 2008

All new season to include discounted performances to Segal Theatre and concerts by Schulich School of Music

Montreal, September 2008 - The Segal Centre for Performing Arts is proud to announce the second season of its educational performance series with Sun Life Financial aboard as title sponsor of the Centre’s rapidly growing program for students.

The series was launched last season together with The Schulich School of Music of McGill University, dedicated to bringing excellence in education and performance art to the community at large. This season, the series also includes performances of the Segal Centres award-winning English language theatre at discounted rates for school groups.

“The music component of the series exposes Montreal area high school students to a variety of instrumental musical genres in an intimate concert setting,” said program director, George Doxas. Gisele Rucker, the director of the Segal Centre’s Academy of Performing Arts echoed Doxas in saying that “the four concerts will merge young virtuosos with young audiences and are aimed at capturing the imagination of performer and listener alike.”

“We launched this series a year ago with intention of delivering a groundbreaking, exciting and informative program for the benefit of the youth of Montreal,” said Bryna Wasserman, Artistic and Executive Director of the Centre. “We are encouraged to have such a venerable company as Sun Life Financial as our partner, sharing in the belief that our future begins today, with the youth of our community.”

“The Schulich concerts were a highlight of the season last year,” Wasserman continued. They inaugurated our Studio space with zest, enthusiasm and a youthful vigor that we never could have imagined. For performers and students alike the concerts were magical, setting the stage for what we know will be a great sophomore session.”

CONCERTS

MCGILL JAZZ ORCHESTRA 1
Tuesday Oct. 7, 2008, 10:00 - 11:45 am

SCHULICH JAZZ QUARTET
Tuesday Nov. 4, 2008, 10:00 - 11:45 am

SCHULICH STRING QUARTET
Tuesday Jan. 27, 2009, 10:00 - 11:45 am

SCHULICH PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE
Tuesday March 17, 2009, 10:00 - 11:45 am