Final reminders for Saturday Anniversary concert featuring violinist Rachel Barton Pine

When : Saturday November 6, 2021


2:30 for those performing the Music of Black Composers pieces /this is our rehearsal time with Rachel

3:30 for those only performing the Suzuki repertoire

Please make sure that your child has had a snack prior to the concert. No food in the hall .


Where : Holy Wisdom Monastery 4200 Co Hwy M, Middleton

Parking : Upper lot by the Monastery building , to the side of or behind Monastery building . Alongside the prairie road up to monastery , or overflow parking is down below at the retreat center as you enter.

Map at bottom of post.


You MUST have purchased a ticket to enter. Eventbrite sales are now closed . However, we will have some overflow seats in the annex to the hall and some limited view seats in the hall itself left for purchase at the reception table where you will ALL check in . Those who purchase day of at the door will understand that they are not going to be able to sit in the Prime seats. We accept CC , cash and check to SSM.

Student MEMENTO packet :

Parents please pick up your child’s memento packet in the clear envelope at the check in table . Their name will be visible through the plastic. We are very grateful for the Rachel’s participation in our 30th Anniversary Concert and hope that you have signed her card which Maria-Rosa had at the last rehearsal .


SSM will have a variety of Rachel’s CDS available for sale at our CD table. They are 20$ each and can be purchased with CC, check to SSM or cash . We will not have change at the table. Table will be set up before and after show.

Violin cases:

Book 1 and pretwink students : please have your parents keep your case

Book 2- Sonora : please leave your case in the tuning and lineup hallway on the side marked for your book level. Make sure that your case has your name in it on a card or on an outside tag.

During the interval after the SSM performance everyone will have a chance to put their violins away before Rachel takes the stage.

LINE UP: All students ( except for Pretwinks ) will line up in the hallway, according to their row and assigned spot . The hallways is directly outside of the assembly room where the concert is being held and where you will leaver your case. Teachers will assist the rows on stage . Students will locate their blue standing spots.


We will begin with the Suzuki portion with all of the children on stage except for the Pretwinklers which will be invited up right after Lightly Row. SSM teachers are leading .

Next we will perform the selections of Music by Black composers with Rachel leading .

Short Interval to get violins into cases and students to find their seats.

Rachel performs solo recital .

Teachers champagne toast outside to celebrate 30 years of SSM !


It is required that everyone ,according to CDC guidelines, wears a mask over mouth and nose at all times in the building and performance times. ALL PERFORMERS will wear a mask ( any color or pattern) ALL AUDIENCE will be masked.

We ask that you maintain social distancing ,especially around our guest artist. Rachel will not be signing any programs or CDs nor taking photos with individuals and has asked us to be mindful of distancing with her . She has been very generous signing the children’s mementos. We appreciate your attention to this protocol. Thank you .

PHOTOS AND VIDEO Please no flash photography. We are videotaping this performance so you can relax and enjoy . Please be discreet with your photo taking . PHOTO RELEASE FORM if you have not signed it yet , there will be one at the check in table.

CELL PHONES :please remember to silence them during the performance.

THANK YOU for reviewing these details to help make your child’s and the groups experience a wonderful one as we perform together and enjoy our amazing guest artist’s solo recital.

Feel free to walk the grounds of Holy Wisdom, the nature paths are very beautiful and well groomed. The weather is projected to be a warm 60 degrees.