March 2021

Theodora Stathopoulos What's New

Encore!Sistema community,   Following the lockdown last March our students and music teachers were devastated that our program and our end of year concerts could not take place. Despite many challenges the ESQ team was eager to continue teaching in order to offer musical opportunities to our students and our virtual Sistema program was launched in the fall of 2020.  Six months later …

February 2021

Theodora Stathopoulos What's New

Wow! The ESQ online program has been running since October, and the time has flown by! Our enthusiastic students and dedicated teachers have been meeting online for weekly private instrument lessons and classes that include music theory, music creation, body and rhythm, and more! The students and teachers have been adapting and finding new ways to make music and be …

October 2020

Theodora Stathopoulos What's New

Encore! Sistema is opening it’s doors to all KEC students in grades 1-11 For more information and to access the registration form, please click HERE.

September 2020

Theodora Stathopoulos What's New

Encore! Sistema Quebec is thrilled to be offering a new hybrid online/in situ music program as part our COVID-19 pandemic strategy. Our new adapted program includes: Private music Lessons (on-line), Group Lessons (including orchestra and/or band), Note Reading/Music Theory, Musical Creation/Songwriting, and a Body and Rhythm program. Please click here for program details and the registration form. Please note that …

December 2019: Encore!Sistema Quebec (ESQ) turns 8!

Theodora Stathopoulos What's New

2019 is ESQ’s 8th anniversary. As we look back we are proud of the contributions that our program has made to the communities we serve. In the last 8 years we have introduced music in the lives of almost 500 children and youth and music has transformed some of those lives through active participation in musical activities, musical events and …

April – May 2019

Theodora Stathopoulos What's New

April – May 2019 Concerts Galore! Congratulations to all our students and thank you to all our tutors for the wonderful concerts throughout March and May: March 31, 2019 The Orchestre Classique de Montréal (previously McGill Chamber Orchestra) and Maestro Boris Brott invited us to Musique Française, a beautiful evening featuring music by Berlioz, Ravel, Bizet and more. Highlights of …

March 2019

Theodora Stathopoulos What's New

March 2019 — Encore!Sistema Quebec is proud to announce its upcoming collaboration with Maestro Boris Brott, Soprano Sharon Azrieli, and the McGill Chamber Orchestra in their presentation of Musique Francaise. The maestro comments on this collaboration: “It has always been a mission of mine to offer young talent the opportunity of sharing the stage with our enthusiastic and excellent MCO …

February 2019

Theodora Stathopoulos What's New

Save the date! Following the successful presentation in open houses, holiday concerts and Christmas parades in December 2018, all three of our sites, (St.Gabriel’s Elementary School in Pointe-Saint-Charles, Kahnawake Education Centre Schools in Kahnawake and Parc Extension Youth Organization site in Parc Extension), are now preparing for our annual Side – by- Side Spring Concerts in collaboration with professional orchestras …

November/December 2018

Theodora Stathopoulos What's New

November/December 2018 — As the school year begins, students at each Encore!Sistema Quebec (ESQ) site begin to either learn their instrument for the first time or review what they have learned and challenge themselves to strive for further success as they prepare performances for their schools and communities. We are proud and excited to present the following concerts in the …

April/May 2018

Theodora Stathopoulos What's New

April/May 2018 — As the school year draws to a close, students at each Encore!Sistema Quebec (ESQ) site perfected their repertoire and performed for their schools and communities. Students at St. Gabriel School have prepared arrangements of Mozart’s 40th Symphony and the popular song “Fireflies” by Adam Young. ESQ head teacher John Dodge arranged both pieces for the Sistema students. …