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Boris Sichon

Discipline: Music
Homebase: Mission
Languages: English, Russian, French

Boris Sichon is a multi-instrumentalist with an MA from the St. Petersburg Academy of Music. He has played and performed with the Leningrad Symphony Orchestra, the Jewish Chamber Musical Theatre in Moscow, the Russian National Folklore Band and France's Footsbarn Company. He has performed in 40 countries on five continents, and has presented his school show more than 500 times to students in Israel, France, Germany, Canada and the US.


Reviews

Sichon is the quintessential artist... He is magnetic. His enthusiasm for the moment is contagious. Janos Mate, The Western Jewish Bulletin

Performances & Workshops

Full Day Workshop + Grand Finale Concert

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 1 day
Capacity: 30 - 50 students per session
Tech Requirements: need a Gym for final concert
Fee Range: $1,335 - $1,535 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$1,300.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$1,300.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,500.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,500.00
Vancouver Island North
$1,500.00
Interior
$1,500.00
North
$1,500.00
Kootenays
$1,500.00

The program involves an entire world of rhythm and gives students a broad knowledge of ethnic, classical and modern music. Students learn various disciplines of rhythm and in the process develop coordination of movement using body drumming, verbal notation, clapping, snapping fingers and playing a variety of musical instruments, including Irish bones, didgeridoo and drum-table, to name a few. Students will also create and play musical instruments using recycled materials such as plastic bottles and cans, as well as natural elements like stone and wood. The program culminates in a grand finale concert where the children perform for their school accompanied by Boris.

Around the World with Boris

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 mins. + Q&A
Capacity: 500+ students
Tech Requirements: 2 tables, 4 mics
Fee Range: $635 - $735 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$600.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$600.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$700.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$700.00
Vancouver Island North
$700.00
Interior
$700.00
North
$700.00
Kootenays
$700.00

Boris takes students on a musical journey to different cultures and countries. Students learn about and listen to approximately 25 instruments from Boris' unique collection of over 200 ethnic musical instruments, including the Russian bagpipe, Eastern European flutes, the Middle East dumbek, the Australian didgeridoo, the Indian tabla, the Turkish Gong, Irish Bones and the Russian Xylophone. He invites students to improvise with him on stage. "All musical instruments from around the world speak the same language, but sometimes they have a different accent."

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