Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Triola sightings throughout the area and abroad...MERA, McDonalds Corners; Sir John A. MacDonald's Bellevue House; Brockville Arts Centre; RMC Ball; Our Lady of Fatima Church hall; Ban Righ Dining Room; Renaissance Wedding Venue, The Island Queen, Donald Gordon Centre, The Holiday Inn Kingston, The Isabel, City hall, St. Georges Cathedral, The River Mill Restaurant, The Italian Club, Queen's University Club, The Agnes Etherington Art Gallery...












Monday, February 6, 2017

Daffodil Gala @ The Isabel!

Triola 
What a treat to be asked to play for the first ever Daffodil Gala, a fundraising event put on by the Kingston R.I.O.T. ( Kingston Research Information Outreach Team) in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society...http://kingstonriot.ca/daffodil-gala/
To the organizers..Wonderful evening - your enthusiasm and energy was an inspiration!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

It's been a while...



Private 12th night party - wrapping up the holidays in style!

 




Goodbye Christmas - until next year...


Sunday, January 31, 2016

Kingston Bridal Show

Bellevue House
One of the many Kingston area forts


Loads of fun playing last week 
@ the Kingston Bridal Show! 
Photos courtesy of Parks Canada.

(What better locations for an historic wedding!!)

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Spring Calls...

                        Fielding calls for spring + summer weddings!!! Exciting time of year!
sprucing up the stands!


Next step...weeding binders - out with the old to make room for some nifty new arrangements!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Empty Bowls for Martha's Table


Join us for a most flavourful fundraiser, Empty Bowls, October 18th at the Queen's University Club.
(Triola will be playing from 12:30 - 1:20
the dining room)




All of the proceeds from this event go to support Martha's Table Community Program, serving those in need throughout our city. For more information, please visit:  http://www.marthastable.ca/empty-bowls.html


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Summer Weddings!

What a privilege to be a part of so many joyful weddings this summer!
From McDonald's Corners north of Highway 7 to The Enoch Turner Schoolhouse in T.O. to the Renaissance Venue right here in Kingston...and of course many settings in between!

Salut d'amour!
Gorgeous sunny day at McDonald's Corners
Pre-ceremony, all tuned up and ready to go!
Beautiful bride Molly, Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, Toronto



Our view at the Renaissance!


On the Island Queen for a wedding...thank goodness the water was calm!
                                                   



Friday, February 27, 2015

TRIOLA...Live at the museum!

April 30th, 7:00 p.m. at the L and A County Museum and Archives, 
97 Thomas Street, Napanee. 




Join us for an evening of our favourite music, 
celebrating the spirit of friendship and music-making! 
Bring your family and friends to this 
music-for-everyone concert: our faves, your faves, 
a real musical patchwork!






Tickets are $3.00 each and are available at the door.  Find out more by calling the museum at 613-354-3027. 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Sir John Eh!

Sir John A. MacDonald's 200th birthday, Bellevue House, Kingston.
Rockin' the house!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Busy, busy, busy!



Here's a bit of what Triola has been up to over the past year...

As longtime members of the Kingston Symphony Orchestra with a full slate of wonderful concerts we welcomed a brand new conductor, Evan Mitchell.

Gisèle, Melinda and Eileen are also members of the Kingston Chamber Ensemble with 2 very exciting concerts in coming up in 2015 at the new Isabel Bader Centre! 

Various community groups that Triola has worked with over the past year include The Boys and Girls Club, Martha's Table, Wintergreen Studios, St. Lawrence College, The Kingston Symphony Volunteer Committee, The Agnes Etherington Art Centre as part of International Women's Week, Ban Righ Centre, The Glenburnie United Church, Bits and Bytes Musical Series and of course dozens of weddings, funerals and affairs of the heart...




Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Come one, come all!

October 27th, 2013: Empty Bowls, hugely popular fundraiser for Martha's Table featuring incredible food, handmade bowls and of course, wonderful music!  www.marthastable.ca
Triola is playing for the first seating from 11:30 - 12:30 p.m.

November 17th, 2013:  Join us for a fun concert at The Glenburnie United Church, 1028 Unity Road.
Will this be a concert of requests???  You'll have to come along to find out! http://www.kingston.org/guc/

November 21st, 2013:  KGH Regional Cancer Centre, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
(This concert is sponsored jointly by KRCC, HASO and MPTF.)

December 12th, 2013:  St. George's Advent Noontime Series, 12:15 - 12:50 p.m.
A delightful, light concert series, Thursdays from November 28th - Dec. 19th.

January 30th, 2013: KGH Regional Cancer Centre, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
(This concert is sponsored jointly by KRCC, HASO and MPTF.)

February 14th, 2014: Triola Tugs at Your Heartstrings: St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 5 - 5:40 p.m.
Special Valentine's Day concert presented Triola as part of the Happy Hour Sound Bytes Series.
Admission is $10 at the door, free for Queen's students.

March 6th, 2014: TRIOLA celebrates International Women's Week with an informal Noon Hour concert at the Agnes Etherington Art Gallery. Bring your sketchbook along and be inspired by the Music and Art around you. “The Agnes Etherington Art Centre is located at 36 University Ave., corner of Bader Lane, in Kingston. On Thursdays it is open from 10 am to 9 pm, with FREE admission for all. For information on current exhibitions, please see www.aeac.ca .”


Thursday, June 20, 2013

What we do...



With more than 30 years' experience, you can be certain we get it right each time! Weddings, bar mitzvahs, garden parties, graduations, birthdays, anniversaries...we've done  it all! Our fee for Kingston area events is all inclusive...just one hourly fee and no other costs to you! We have an extensive repertoire list ranging from Baroque to Rock, as well as custom arrangements of popular songs.  We play for all occasions and in just about any setting. Our most interesting job might well have been a wedding on the Picton sand dunes while our most challenging...the winter inauguration of Kingston's new composting site, in a tent, bundled up in coats and boots! Fun, fun, fun!

But that's what keeps us playing, and we love it!





Sunday, May 19, 2013

Quartessence at the RMC Ball...Some Enchanted Evening!

Waltzing our way through a spectacular evening...

Gis and Melinda anxious to begin...
Jill and Melinda watching the Pipe and Drums

RMC gym/ballroom! 

Congrats to the student organizers for a night to remember!



Sunday, April 14, 2013

Wintergreen Concert Series

TRIOLA at WINTERGREEN studios... April 13, 2013
A lovely time was had by all!

TRIOLA made its 3rd Live IPOD shuffle (coined by Rena) appearance at the WINTERGREEN studios. Rena Upitis and her crew served up a delicious local and  sustainable menu...sooo yummy...to 40 some guests. TRIOLA  members, Eileen, Melinda and Gisèle ate sumptuously before picking up their violins and viola.  Stay tuned for the next shuffle.
For more information on Wintergreen, visit their website http://www.wintergreenstudios.com/

Saturday, March 23, 2013

RV/Boat/Cottage Show 2013








Yes...you may well wonder what this is about....

TRIOLA was playing at the RV/Boat/Cottage show this past weekend in Kingston ON and there was a booth promoting Colon Cancer checks. We had lots of laughs posing with the "Colon Guy" who desperately wanted to play the violin. So there we are, holding it up for him 'cause of course, he has no bone or muscle tissue. 
It's a great Show and a wonderful show of support for this cause. Have YOU had a colon cancer check this year?

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Celebration of Spring!


















For more information about Wintergreen Studios... www.wintergreenstudios.com


Monday, January 21, 2013

Upcoming Performances!!!!

Soup and Strings!  
In Celebration of International Women's Week,  
a free lunchtime concert

Monday, Mar 4, 2013 / Noon to 1pm Ban Righ Center, Queen’s University 
Soup available by donation.



 Wintergreen Studios Spring Celebration!

April 13th, 2013 
 Wintergreen Studios, Canoe Lake Road

 Mark the first days of spring at Wintergreen as we open our season with the inspired Kingston ensemble, Triola. After a tasty spring meal, you will enjoy an unusual evening of live music, as Triola becomes a “live” iPod shuffle, playing from a song list provided at each table and with an incredible range of genres including Baroque, blues, jazz, show tunes, opera, classical, waltzes, and Irish airs — you name it, they’ll play it!


Kingston Symphony House Tour!
May 25th, 2013
Come join us for THE house tour of the year!  
We had a grand time playing in a spectacular house on Woodbine Rd. Thank you to the KSA volunteer committee on another successful fundraiser for the Symphony!


Saturday, November 3, 2012

What we've been up to...

Some photos from our busy spring and summer season:
Community Arts Showcase
Community Foundation Fundraiser
Renaissance Wedding Venue
wedding ceremony
Lexus customer appreciation event

Providence Manor


TRIOLA at Providence Manor ... repeat performance

Friday March 2nd, 2012 TRIOLA inaugurated the first in a series of HASO concerts at Providence Manor.  This organisation presents concerts for those isolated in health care, presenting  45 minute concerts in seniors' homes and other health care settings. You can learn more about this initiative at www.haso.ca 
TRIOLA performed to a full auditorium, took questions and requests. All the residents enjoyed their time with us.
We performed again on October 26th, 2012, this time as DUETTA! Big crowd and very appreciative. What wonderful work HASO is doing here!


Martha's Table


12th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser 2011...2012 was a miss but we'll be back!



We're back for soup at Martha's Table Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser, Sunday, October 16th, 2011.This lovely fall event boasts soups from many famous Kingston kitchens, as well as desserts and coffee. You pick out your own handcrafted bowl (yours to keep) and the volunteers serve up your choice of soup in your very own bowl! While you dine, we amongst others, will entertain you and your friends and family. TRIOLA will play during the first 2 seatings....11:30 and 12:15. The cost is $30 and is held at the University Club, 168 Stuart Street, Kingston ON.

Sadly, we were not able to entertain the soup revelers in 2012. We were busy performing a chamber music recital at the Royal Military College, part of a newly created series, in the beautiful Currie Hall. Check it out...http://kingstonchamberensemble.com/
We hope to be back for Martha's Table fabulous fundraiser in 2013!