Grand Canyon Celebration Concert




The Arizona Suzuki Association sponsored a concert at the Grand Canyon on Saturday September 22, 2019. 80 violin, viola, cello, guitar, and voice students performed a play-down concert to celebrate Dr. Suzuki’s 120th Birthday! It was an amazing celebration concert in a spectacular setting. Enjoy some photos from the event.


The Arizona Suzuki Association is sponsoring a concert at the Shrine of Ages on the grounds of the (south) Grand Canyon on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. It is a National Park day so there is no charge to enter the park.

INFORMATION  for the September 22, Saturday performance.

  • Leave plenty of time to drive to the Grand Canyon, since it is a free National Park Day, there will be many people at the park.
  • After entering the park, follow the South Entrance Road the entire way.(That corresponds with signage, too.) If you follow signs to ‘Village’, as you get closer, there will be a sign or two that states ‘Shrine of Ages’. You only have to make one turn – into the Shrine of Ages parking lot . Click to  see map. More  is on the website:
  • Please review and/or learn all of the pieces listed on the website by memory. Two additional songs, Wishing and I Love You Arizona will be performed (these pieces are not in the Suzuki Books). Music will be emailed as a PDF file. If you have questions which part to learn or do not get music, please contact Laura at
  • If you need a stand, you must bring your own.
  • All cellists and guitarists must bring their own chair, if a smaller chair is needed.
  • Cellists – remember your rock stop
  • Extra strings in your case is always a good idea, in case one breaks
  • Doors to the Shrine of the Ages Chapel will open at 12:30 pm
  • Performance is at 1:00 pm
  • T-Shirts will be available as you enter the building, please change into them for the concert.
  • Please have lunch before you arrive for the performance
  • Stay hydrated – you may not be used to the  higher elevation
  • If it is a hot day, please don’t leave your instruments in the car

Have a wonderful day meeting and performing with Suzuki students across the state!

If you have any questions about the event, please send email to

MAP to the Shrine of Ages:

The Arizona Suzuki Association invites you to participate in an exciting event in 2018 to celebrate Dr. Suzuki’s 120th birthday. All Suzuki violin, viola, cello, guitar and voice students and families are invited to participate in a Grand Canyon Celebration Concert to celebrate Dr. Shinichi Suzuki’s 120th birthday. The event will be a Suzuki “Play-In” which is when students come together and play as many songs as possible together, with different teachers leading the songs for an audience.  Students should review the repertoire on the review list below before the registration buttons.

The celebration concert will take place on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 1:00-3:00pm at the Shrine of the Ages chapel at the Grand Canyon. All registered students will recieve a celebration concert t-shirt at the event.

September 22 is Public Lands Day, which is free entry to the national park. If you would like to spend the night at the Grand Canyon, families are encouraged to make reservations ASAP. Rooms fill up quickly!

Another fun option to consider would be taking the Grand Canyon Railway train from Williams, Arizona to the Grand Canyon. The train departs Williams at 9:30am and arrives at the Grand Canyon by 11:45am. The train later departs the Grand Canyon at 3:30pm and returns to Williams by 5:45pm. For more information about train tickets, check out the Grand Canyon Railway website:

We are very excited to have this unique performance opportunity to look forward to in 2018! Save the date and spread the word to other students and families this year so we can all make music and celebrate Dr. Suzuki’s 120th birthday together!

Fee: $30 per student (includes t-shirt and ASA membership), $20 per additional sibling (includes t-shirt). No refunds given for cancellations.

Registration is CLOSED

If you have any questions about the event, please send email to



Review Lists:

Book 1: Twinkle Variation A, Lightly Row, Song of the Wind, Go Tell Aunt Rhody, May Song, Allegro, Perpetual Motion, Minuet 1, Happy Farmer
Book 2: Bourree, Theme from Witches’ Dance, Gavotte from Mignon
Book 3: Gavotte in G Minor
Book 4: Seitz Concerto No. 2 in G Major, 3rd movement
Book 6: Fiocco Allegro


Book 1: French Folk Song, Lightly Row, Rigadoon, Minuet in C
Book 2:  Hunters’ Chorus,
Book 3: Lully Gavotte, Scherzo,
Book 4: Breval Concerto in C, 1st Movement
Book 6: The Swan


Book 1: Accompany violins
Book 2: Paganini  Corriente, Callatayud Waltz,
Book 3:  Greensleves, , Paganini Waltz,
Book 4: Giuliani Allegro,
Book 5: Ferrar Vals espanol

Twinkle Theme in D
I Love You Arizona *
Wishing *
* Music for I Love You Arizona and Wishing has been emailed to all participants. If you did not get it or have questions, please email us at