The Contest Between Harmony and Invention
October 25, 2015
Featuring KS ensemble soloists Laura Reid, Steve Lubiarz and Diane Lane performing some of the lesser known Vivaldi concerti from the Red Priest’s Op.8 (from which his Four Seasons are drawn), the Sinfonia presents a concert of repertoire that spans the ages. We are excited to present the work of videogame composer Austin Wintory – his “Apotheosis” from the breakout hit game “Journey”, Estonian minimalist Arvo Part’s “Orient and Occident”, and Franz Schreker’s sublime “Intermezzo.”
Memories of the Old World
February 21, 2016
An eclectic program featuring flautist Jiajia Li and Bulgarian accordionist Konstantin Bozhinov. The Kensington Sinfonia will present Argentine tango composer Astor Piazzolla’s Five Tango Sensations for accordion and string orchestra, Vivaldi’s La Tempesta di Mare flute concerto, and Mendelssohn’s String Sinfonia in B-flat major. This concert will also present eclectic mix of traditional musical snapshots of distant homelands including a set of Celtic and American fiddle tunes, American composer James Horner's The Ludlows (from the movie Legends of the Fall), and an arrangement of Piazzolla's Libertango (both arranged by the Kensington Sinfonia’s Artistic Director Donovan Seidle).
Tilting against Windmills
May 15, 2016
Kensington Sinfonia will proudly present the winner of our annual student Concerto Competition. This young performer will be featured on a diverse program including American minimalist composer John Adams’ “Shaker Loops”, and Syrian composer and violinist Maias Alyamani’s “Sea Waves.” We conclude the season with selections from Telemann’s masterful suite “Burlesque de Quixotte”, bringing to life the stories of humor, adventure and romance from the famous “Ingenious, Low-Born Noble, Don Quixote of La Mancha.”
Kensington Sinfonia is pleased to announce that members of the ensemble will play Mendelssohn's Concerto No. 1 with Pavel Kolesnikov at Honens Festival Open Air concert on September 12, 2015. The concert will be held at 2 pm at Central Memorial Park (1221 2nd Street SW, Calgary) and admission is free. For more information click here.