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Conducted by musician Resa Kochberg, this lively Toronto community band of over 60 members plays recognizable tunes that are sure to engage the audience. From rock and roll to classical music, jazz standards to marches, audiences will be clapping, cheering and singing along. The energy is contagious!


Resa’s dream was to create an encouraging, supportive and fun environment for adults to:


REAWAKEN THAT TALENT AND REDISCOVER MAKING MUSIC.


Guided by the mantra, “Do your best and have FUN!”, the Concert Band is completing its 17th season. The String Ensemble which began in 2010, is ending a successful sixth season under the artistic direction of conductor Ian Medley. Resa’s Pieces Singers, the newest ensemble directed by the talented Robert Graham, is completing an outstanding third season.


Many new “pieces” who have not played or sung in years - or even decades - often express, “Wow, it really does come back!”


All three ensembles enjoy showing off their talent and sharing their passion for music within the Greater Toronto Area community at a variety of venues including retirement homes, hospital settings, condominium social events, and public squares. Year after year, audiences grow as Resa’s Pieces maintains a unique rapport with its audiences. Concert repertoire is always selected to include everyone in the fun.


In addition to the accolades that Resa’s Pieces receives from its fans, media attention has been garnished from a number of news outlets, including the Canadian Jewish News, WholeNote magazine, and the North York Mirror. In 2014, Resa was presented with an Urban Hero Award through Metroland Media Toronto for her role in promoting arts and culture. Most notably, CBC Radio aired an award-winning documentary about the Resa’s Pieces Concert Band in 2010 on Michael Enright’s The Sunday Edition aptly titled “Watch My Stick…PLEASE!”


The continuing success and uniqueness of Resa’s Pieces can be credited to the enthusiasm and


commitment of its board of directors, its three esteemed conductors, all of the “Pieces,” the team of volunteers, and the continuing devotion of the one and only Resa!


Resa has a strong connection to St. Catharines, as her mother, Molly, was raised here as a child. She fondly remembers the many times she and her two brothers visited their grandparents, Rose and Jack Nash, for wonderful family events. The Nash Family, longtime residents of St. Catharines, continue to operate, at the third generation level, Jack Nash Fine Clothiers in the Grantham Plaza.


Content provided by Resa’s Pieces.


Resa’s Pieces Concert Band Partridge Hall REGULAR: $40 SENIORS/STUDENTS: $35


2:30PM Sun 26 Jun


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