Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March 26, 2011, an intercontinental concert at WCI!!!

"Martisor" and "Lira" orchestra from Torac, Voivodina will join their forces in this first "intercontinental" concert. The concert will be live-streamed from both venues and available to anybody that has access to Internet. You can view it at www.livestream/com/martisor and www.livestream.com/zitiste

In the program, beside the two orchestras and their vocal soloists, ARTA ( http://www.arta.ca/ ) and "Banat" ( http://www.kw-banat.org/ ) dancers, both from Kitchener, Ontario.

Date: March 26, 2011
Time: 2:00 Eastern Standard Time
Location: Waterloo Collegiate Institute, 300 Hazel St. Waterloo, Ontario
Sala scolii elementare "George Cosbuc", Torac, Serbia, 19:00

More details to come.

Friday, February 26, 2010

March 10 ,2010 fundraising

WCI's Community Fundraising Dinner
Wednesday, March 10
Emmanual United Church, Waterloo

This year the Multicultural Club and the Human Rights Club are combining forces to host a community dinner to raise funds for the Brick by Brick Campaign. The goal this year is to raise $8,500 to build a school in a tsunami ravaged region of Sri Lanka. With your help, this dinner can raise over $3000!
Come out and help celebrate the immanent Spring Equinox, the arrival of March Break, and WCI's 50th Anniversary by helping another school celebrate its first. It promises to be a great evening of international cuisine donated by local restaurants and entertainment provided by members of the Multi cast and Martisor!
Tickets are $30 each, or a table of eight could cost your crew an even $200.
We are also looking for further donations of food to supplement our hearty buffet.

Martisor will participate with a suite of Romanian songs:

1. Bun ii vinul Ghiurghiuliu
2. Aseara ti-am luat basma
3. Cine iubeste si lasa
4. Dragi mi-s cantecele mele
5. Ciuleandra

This year, our orchestra has the following members:

1. Violins: Meenu Venkittarajan
David Zhang
Helen Lu
2. Clarinet: Jenn Porter
3. Piano: Sherry Dai
4. Guitar: Alex Bryant
5. Bass guitar: Matthew Frazer
6. Vocals: Maria-Carina Opris
Sasha Galkina

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

2009 Annual concert

April 25th, 2009
7:00 PM
WCI Auditorium
300 Hazel St., Waterloo

This concert, our forth annual concert, promises to be another excellent event. Our guests, ECI Celtic Ensemble, ARTA dance group (http://arta.ca/), Fernan Enriquez, Latin American pan flute player from Toronto (http://cdbaby.com/cd/fernan), and Haft Vadi Bellydance Studio from Kitchener (http://haftvadi.com/) have all confirmed participation. This is, of course, atop of our own WCI students performing Romanian, Serbian and Russian music, and dances from China and India.

We want the auditorium to be full; therefore we lowered the ticket prices to the most affordable price so far, only $10. Plus, special family packet of 4 tickets for only $25 will be available at the door.


1. "Martisor" Orchestra and vocal group, ARTA vocal group: Romanian music

a) Hora mare din Banat
b) Dragu mi unge-am venit
c) Marie poale ciurace
d) Ce-mi vi bade tarzior
e) Hora mare Bucovineana

2. Chinese dances (Tina Li): dance of Dai nationality (Yunnan)

Dai people live in a picturesque scenery area. They consider peacock to be the most beautiful animal. Girls’ dances of Dai nationality represent the peacock drinking water in the bank and showing their sexy body.

3. Indian dances (Meenu Venkttarajan & Neha Panchal)

This dance is a combination of two ancient classical Indian dances. It is a romantic story that took place during the ancient times.

4. Modern Romanian music (Jeanny Barbulescu and Maria Opris)

5. Chinese dances (Tina Li): dance of Zang nationality (Tibetan)

Eagle is the animal that symbolizes Tibet. In the Dance of Zang nationality, people move like the eagle flies. However, at the same time, there are also some steps in the dance to show the cute side of Tibetan girls.

6. “ARTA” Romanian dances

a) Hora din Banat
b) Ardeleana

7. Chinese dances (Tina Li): dance of Uygur nationality (Sinkiang )

The girls in Sinkiang are really cute, pretty and clever. They love dancing and singing, and they attract audiences mostly using their eyes and necks. The dance is really lively showing Sinkiang girls being playful and joking around, enjoying their lives.

8. "Martisor" orchestra: music from Serbia

a) Cujes seko ( Yotza Komenov )
b) Vec odavno spremam svog mrkova ( Ion Damian )
c) Ciganka ( Ion Damian )


1. Fernan Enriquez: Latin American pan flute

a) PAPEL DE PLATA "Silver Paper" (traditional)
b) PUERTO MONTT (Eduardo Franco)
c) LA PARTIDA "The Departure"(Victor Jara)
d) SONCOYMAN (traditional Peruvian melody)

2. “ARTA”, Romanian dances

a) Brasoveanca
b) Invartita

3. Eastwood Collegiate Institute, Celtic group

a) Celtic Voices
b) Scotland the Brave
c) Micky's Chewing Gum

4. Haft Vadi Bellydance Studio: a selection of dances to show the range of styles of Middle Eastern Dance from various regions as well as it's evolution within the American context.

They will begin with a traditional women's dance from the Persian Gulf region called Khaleegy, then move to Upper Egypt, for the Saidi style of dancing, which is the source of modern bellydance. The next dance will be a solo: modern bellydance to a pop song from Lebanon.
The last piece, using traditional sounds of Turkish music, is in the Tribal Fusion style which is a recent innovation by American bellydancers, mixing American Tribal Style dance (ATS) and other influences of Middle Eastern dance and music to create a contemporary experience. For the end all the dancers will be back in a short drum solo.

5. "Martisor" Orchestra: sing-along

a) Ryabinushka (Sasha Galkina, soloist)
b) Sanie cu zurgalai (Adriana Richard, soloist)
c) Tamo daleko
d) Kalinka ( Tom Kempton, soloist )

6. Ciuleandra

7. Encore: S-aseara ti-am luat basma