Archives for April 2016

National Poetry Month: Poetry Contests

Reminder that there are a number of Poetry Contests closing at the end of this month.

Reminder also that there are many more poetry contests throughout the year.

France Trip 2017 -Limited Space Left

There has been an overwhelming amount of interest in the France trip and there is only a few remaining spots left before we will need to move to a waiting list. If you are interested in applying please do so ASAP – it is a first-come/first-served basis. We will be closing applications by Friday May 6. Please speak to Ms Moorhouse, Mr. Laidlaw or Ms. Pong if you have any questions.

APPLICATION, PAYMENT & BOOKING CONDITIONS:

1. Please visit www.ghardytours.com and then click the ‘Apply Now’ page for the full application and terms and conditions.
2. Click on “March Break and School Organized Trip” and enter code: ESA-APR2017. Indicate online that you will be paying by cheque.
3. Payment is only available by cheque made payable to the school.

It is the responsibility of all participants to ensure that they have a valid passport and that no additional travel documents are necessary. Georgia Hardy Tours Inc. is not responsible for inadequate travel documents.
Georgia Hardy Tours reserves the right to make changes in the itinerary when necessary for the convenience and safety of tour participants. Any extra cost in the unlikely event of itinerary changes must be borne by the individual participant.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE:
Non-Refundable Deposit: $400.00 + $125.00 (Optional Insurance due at the time of registration)
Second Payment: $1,522.50 based on 35 paying students due by September 15, 2016
Final Payment: $1,522.50 based on 35 paying students due by January 15, 2017

Volunteer Request from Royal City Soccer Club

For more information:

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The TDSB and ESA have not vetted this opportunity.  We are merely providing you with information.

Dance Night 2016

Get transported to the world of Oz with the Dance Department and Pink Floyd. The Dark Side of Oz- An evening of dance is on May 4th-6th at 7pm. Get your tickets now!

More from the Vinyl Vault: Classical, Part One

A great selection of titles awaits you upon your arrival at ESA on Wednesday morning…  More LP’s will be put out on successive days as these ones sell.

Single LP’s $2 each
Double albums $4 each
Some ***’d items priced individually…  ask at the Circulation Desk about these items

Important Reminder:  All vinyl is sold in “as is” condition.  While we are fairly confident of the “playability” of the albums we are putting out for sale, we cannot make any warranties.

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Today’s additional offerings are all CLASSICAL.  A selected inventory includes the following:

Beethoven

Festival of Hits, Deutsche Grammophon
Symphony No 1 in C Major and No8 in F Major, Joseph Krips and the London Symphony Orchestra
The Pastoral – Sixth Symphony, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Charles Groves
Two Romances (G Major and F Major), Isaac Stern (Violin) with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa Conducting
Piano Concerto No 3 in C Minor, Alfred Brendel (Piano) with the Pro Music Orchestra (Vienna), Heinz Wallberg conducting
Beethoven Overtures, The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell conducting
Symphony No 7, Berliner Philharmonic, Karl Bohm conducting, Deutsche Grammophon 1959
***Herbert von Karajan, 1977 Deutsche Grammophon Collection, Discs 3 – 16

Tchaikovsky

Symphony No 4, London Symphony Orchestra with Igor Markevitch
Symphony No 2, Romeo and Juliet, New Philharmonic Orchestra and Boston Symphony Orchestra
Symphony No 5, London Philharmonic Orchestra with Mstislav Rostropovich
Symphony No 4, Herbert von Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic
Symphony No 3 in D Major “Polish”, USSR symphony Orchestra with Yevgeny Svetlanov
Symphony No 3 in D Major “Polish”, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra with Zubin Mehta
Romeo and Juliet, St. Louise Symphony with Vladimir Golschmann
Symphony No 6 “Pathetique”, New York Philharmonic with Dimitri Mitropoulos
Symphony No 6 “Pathetique”, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra with Herbert von Karajan
Greatest Hits Vol 1, New York Philharmonic with Leonard Bernstein and The Philadelphia Orchestra with Eugene Ormandy
The Nutcracker Suite (Selections) and Peter and the Wolf, New York Philharmonic with Leonard Bernstein
Symphony No 4, London Symphony Orchestra with Karl Bohm
Serenade in C Major, Liszt Ferenc Chamber Orchestra with Janos Rolla (Side A) and Dvorak Serenade in E Major (Side B)
Variations on a Rococo Theme and Pezzo Capriccioso, Northern Sinfonia Orchestra with Yan Pascal Tortelier (Side B) and Saint Saens, various (Side A)

Haydn

***Pariser Symphony, Berliner Philharmonic with Herbert von Karajan, Deutsche Grammophon, Boxed 3 disc set
Symphony No 94 and No 101, London Philharmonic with Eugen Jochum
Symphony No 94 (Surprise) and No 104 “London”, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with Andre Previn
Symphony No 90 in C Major and No 91 in E-Flat Major, The Little Orchestra of London, Leslie Jones conducting
Symphonies (No 88 G Major and No 100 G Major), Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter conducting
Strong Quartet Opus 76, The Classic String Quartet
Die Streichquartette, The Eder Quartett, 2 disc set (Teldec)
String Quartets (Various), The Panocha Quartet, 2 disc set (Supraphon)
String Quartets (Various), The Tatrai Quartet, 3 disc set (Qualitron)
String Quartets (Various), The Tatrai Quartet, 3 disc set (Hungaroton)
String Quartets (Various), The Lenox Quartet, 3 disc set (Desto)

Sibelius

Symphony No 1 in E Minor, The Halle Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli conducting
Symphony No 4 in A Minor, Berlin Philharmonic, Herbert von Karajan (1968 Deutsche Grammophon)
Symphony No 3 in C Major and Suite from King Kristian II, The Gottenberg Symphony Orchestra with Neeme Jarvi
Symphony No 5 in E-Flat, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra with Herbert von Karajan
Mixed Programme: Finlandia, Peer Gynt (and more), New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein conducting
Finlandia, Morton Gould and His Orchestra, RCA Red Seal

Mozart

Symphony No 39 and No 40, New York Philharmonic with Leonard Bernstein
Quartets (K499 in D, and K575 in D), The Guarneri Quartet
String Quartets Three Divertimenti (K 136, 137 and 138), The Classic String Quartet
Requiem d-moll KV 626, Berlin PHilharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan, Deutsche Grammophon 1976
Mozart Festival of Hits, Karl Boehm and the German Opera Orchestra, Deutsche Grammophon, 1968
Symphony No 41 “Jupiter”, The National Arts Centre Orchestra, Mario Bernardi conducting
Amadeus Original Soundtrack Recording, Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, 2 disc set

Stravinsky

Concerto in E Flat (also Bartok, Three Village Scenes), Canadian Chamber Ensemble with Raffi Armenian
Symphony of Psalms (CBC Symphony Orchestra) and the Symphony in C (The Festival Singers of Toronto with Elmer Iseler)

Shostakovich

Symphony No 15, The Czech Philjarmonic Orchestra with Frantisek Vajnar
Symphony No 5 in D Minor, The USSR Symphony Orchestra, Maksim Shostakovich conducting (Capitol Records)
Symphony No 5 in D Minor, The USSR Symphony Orchestra, Maksim Shostakovich conducting (Quintessence, Pro Arte Records)

Wednesday, April 27th- No Late Start

There is no late start Wednesday April 27th, 2016.

Classes start at 8:48.

 

From the Vinyl Vault… Library Spring Sale Begins Anew

Yes, we’ve done it again.  We’ve opened up the vinyl vault.

A great selection of titles awaits you upon your arrival at ESA on Tuesday morning…  More LP’s will be put out on successive days as these ones sell.

Single LP’s $2 each
Double albums $4 each
Some ***’d items priced individually…  ask at the Circulation Desk about these items

Important Reminder:  All vinyl is sold in “as is” condition.  While we are fairly confident of the “playability” of the albums we are putting out for sale, we cannot make any warranties.

A selected inventory includes the following:

OPERA and OPERATIC

Highlights from the Barber of Seville, featuring Maria Call and Tito Gobbi, Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus
Songs by George and Ira Gershwin, featuring Joan Morris (Mezzo-Soprano) and William Bolcon (Piano)
Bizet: Carmen Suite and L’Arlesienne Suites, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Bizet: Carmen Suite and L’Arlesienne Suites, the New Philharmonia Orchestra
Bizet: Carmen, Andre Kostelanetz and his Orchestra
Smetana: The Bartered Bride, Selections, The London Philharmonic Orchestra
Leonie Rysanek, Operatic Arias, under the direction of Arturo Basile
Dame Janet Baker sings Schubert Popular Songs
Verismo Arias, Luciano Pavarotti, the National Philharmonic Orchestra
Puccini’s Greatest Hits, Andre Kostelanetz and the Columbia Symphony
The Merry Widow, featuring Beverly Sills, New York City Opera and Chorus

MUSIC THEATRE (and like)

Porgy & Bess
Cabaret
Oklahoma
The Sound of Music
The Flower Drum Song
New York New York, Original Motion Picture Score
The King and I
Showboat

FOLK, CHILDREN’s (and other random stuff)

Folkways Records: Folks Songs of Israel, Folk Songs and Dances of Quebec, Folk Songs of Four Continents, Australian Folksongs and Ballads

Honey on Toast: Songs by Sandy Offenheim (1977)
The Goat with the Bright Red Socks (Orff Music Programme, 1980)
A Child’s First Record (pickwick Records 1974)
Walt Disney Presents Holidays with the Mouseketeers

Zum Wohle (German Drinking Songs)
James Galway (various)
Jean Pierre Rampal (various)
The King’s Singers sing of Courtly Pleasures (French Chansons and English Madgrigals)

White Pine Voting: Wed April 27th

All students who have read a minimum of five (5) White Pine books are eligible to vote for your favourite. Drop by the Library any time during the day to cast your ballot.

The winner will be announced at the Festival of Trees at Harbourfront on Tuesday May 17th.

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Learn more about the Forest of Reading here.

Students who would like to join us at the Festival of Trees, at Harbourfront, on Tuesday May 17th should pick up a permission from from Ms. Wray in the Library.

White Pine Spotlight: The Story of Owen by EK Johnston

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The Story of Owen by EK Johnston

  • Oh my.  Magical, wonderful, lyrical, fun and delightful.
  • This is the most pure fun I’ve had reading a book for a while.
  • Set in a fictionalised version of Goderich Ontario, the story takes place all up and down the shoreline of Lake Huron, and up to Manitoulin Island…  Kincardine, Southampton, and more… all familiar places to me.
  • And not only do you get the great story and characters, but the way that “real” history, geography, politics and more are woven into the storyline is just brilliant.
  • Much as I’m excited about a bunch of the other books – by some of my favourite Canadian YA authors – on this year’s White Pine list, it’s going to be hard to top this.
  • And don’t worry.  When you’re done this, we’ve already got the sequel in.

Read the review at Quill and Quire.

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Learn more about the Forest of Reading here.

Students who would like to join us at the Festival of Trees, at Harbourfront, on Tuesday May 17th should pick up a permission from from Ms. Wray in the Library.

Two Big Shows!

You are officially invited to our End of Year Sale at ESA May 28 at 3.30pm and our Grade 12 Contact Photography Exhibition May 5! Please come and support our program and our students!

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Start your day off right! – Enjoy a Pancake Breakfast – Wed Apr 27 8-9am Main Entrance

Pancake Pick

Attention Parents of All Majors! We are looking for your input

Input of stuff that is – from your Storage Rooms, Garages, Basements or even the spare bedroom!
Join us  Saturday. May 28th, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., in the ESA parking lot (indoors if raining) where we want to fill 30 tables to raise money for the kids!
We will have Drop off available:  ESA south entrance doors, Tues. May 24 through Fri., May 27 from 8-9 am and 3-6 pm; Sat. May 27th before 7:30 a.m.
Not sure what you can donate?  Here are some ideas
– home decor: decorative pillows, lamps, rugs, art, pottery
– gently used furniture
–  linens: tablecloths, towels, placemats, bedding sets Communitygaragesale-1
– dishes, china, glassware
– accessories: jewellery, purses, belts, scarves
– sporting goods: golf clubs, rollerblades, bikes (no old skis or boots)
– working electronics & small appliances
– records, CD’s, DVD’s
– toys, baby gear (except car seats and cribs)
– gently used fashionable clothing & shoes (no need to price)
– books
– antiques
We appreciate your clean items.  No junk please!  
Please PRICE YOUR ITEMS (except clothing, shoes & books).  Having everything priced saves us precious time! 
Remember, all proceeds will be shared equally among the Arts Majors.  Spread the word!
For information/donations, please contact: [email protected]
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