Our first lecture Series – The Love of Music

This lecture series, entitled “The Love of Music” was our inaugural series held in the spring of 2018. 


Wed. May 9, 2018  – 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
(1325 Seymour St., North Bay ON) 

The Enjoyment of Listening

Learn the essentials of how to listen to music with a knowledgeable ear. Two accomplished musicians share their personal perspectives  through talk and demonstration.

Picture1Calvin Cheng is Concertmaster of the North Bay Symphony.  He  received his Artist Diploma in Violin Performance from The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music and has a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the University of Toronto.  His experience includes the Royal Conservatory Orchestra and Concertmaster of the University of Toronto Opera Orchestra. Calvin was born in Taiwan, and moved to Toronto with his family at the age of 6, the same year he started playing the violin.

Picture2Geoff Sinclair plays french horn in the North Bay Symphony with inspiring musicianship and tone. He chairs the Artistic Committee and consults with the Music Director about repertoire using his deep knowledge of orchestral and chamber music . In addition he works and volunteers with the Symphony as Board Secretary, Personnel Manager,  Music Librarian, stage management for concerts, care of visiting musicians, education outreach to the schools, and fundraising.

Some photos from Lecture #1…

Wed. May 16, 2018  –   1:30 – 3:30 pm
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
(1325 Seymour St., North Bay ON) 

The Love of Music

Picture3Music uniquely reflects the human condition, through its undeniable ability to both express and evoke powerful feelings and thoughts. But part of music’s universal appeal lies in its accessibility, not just as an art form but also as an activity for leisure and learning. Framed by the experiences of the presenter, this talk will reflect on the many ways music can impact your life and speak to how changes in a person’s musical trajectory can only strengthen their love of music

Dr. Jamie Arrowsmith is an award-winning violist and chamber musician whose playing has been described as “absolutely splendid… dancing with emotion,” (The Day) His career spans genres. His recent work includes collaborations with Asian and Arabic musicians as part of the London, UK-based Notes Inégales improvisation ensemble. and he has appeared at several leading music festivals, including the BRAVO and the Vail Valley Music Festival.

In addition to his role as Associate Conductor of the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra, he is also Music Director of the Sudbury Youth Orchestra and the Sudbury Sound Collective Improvisation Ensemble. He continues to enjoy his role as Head of Strings and Coordinator of the Independent Music Production program at Cambrian College in Sudbury, Ontario.

Some photos from  Lecture #2….
(courtesy Doug Bolger)





Wed. May 23, 2018  –   1:30-3:30 pm
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
(1325 Seymour St., North Bay ON) 

We’ve Got Rhythm!

Picture4Rhythm is evident in our world, our bodies, our speech – and it is one of the building blocks of music. Explore the difference between beat and rhythm… and how rhythm is created and represented.  Some members of the North Bay Ukulele Club will be on hand to add their own special style of rhythm to the presentation.

Carol Jodouin is in her 6th year as President of the North Bay Symphony Orchestra.  She is also involved with the Symphony’s Education Committee.  She has taught vocal music, directed school musicals and was involved with Interlink choir as teacher, coordinator and accompanist. Carol has been a member of the Near North Voices  at Nipissing  for 7 years.  She is also Organist and Choir Director at Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Picture5Started in 2012, The North Bay Ukulele Club’s Strum & Sing Sessions are held at Long & McQuade on Lakeshore every Monday night. Participation is free and everyone is welcome.  The Club plays at special community events and fundraising initiatives for non-profit organizations and local groups. For more information about the club, please visit  www.northbayukuleleclub.com.

Third Age Nipissing acknowledges corporate and community support that has made this inaugural lecture series possible.

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