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group of 27 has a program in place that builds strong partnerships with student musicians.  Members of the group of 27 join with our Founder and Music Director, Eric Paetkau, in rehearsing with the selected students and preparing them for a live performance beside their mentors at a group of 27 concert.

We often receive interest in extending this program and it is something we wish to do, providing additional sponsorship and funds are made available.

We’ve partnered with the Regent Park School of Music and Dixon Hall Music School in a collaboration that has 14-16 students play side-by-side with g27 in rehearsals and concerts.  On November 7, 2014 and in 2015 on January 30, April 17, and June 19, students from the Regent Park School of Music and Dixon Hall Music School will play alongside the entire g27 orchestra! Each date will feature an open rehearsal as well as a concert by the students and group of twenty-seven.

Come out and see what they enthusiastic students can do!

This program is made possible by funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council, and through a very generous donation by Gary Slaight.

Dixon Hall students play along side g27 member Shane Kim at g27‘s March 3, 2013 Fundraiser/CD Launch.

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Listen to why Hayley, one of the Regent Park students, loves the violin and music.