OUR 2017/2018 Season

The Nations

November 5, 2017

To open the season, Kensington Sinfonia presents "The Nations,” Telemann's charming suite of baroque character-pieces and dances. Artistic Director Donovan Seidle, and Artistic Director Designate Laura Reid take centre stage for Vivaldi's challenging concerto for 2 violins in C Major, RV508. Rounding out the concert is the Ballade, Op. 30 by Quebecois composer Denis Gougeon




February 11, 2018

We are excited to present "Triptych,” by Canadian composer Elizabeth Knudson as the featured piece of our second concert. Based on Hieronymus Bosch's "Garden of Earthly Delights,” each of the movements is inspired by a different area of this painter's masterwork. Also on the program are Vivaldi's 2 violin concerto in A minor RV523 and Carlo Tessarini's lively Overture from "La Stravangaza.” To end, Robert Fuchs’ Serenade No. 1 is a fresh take on the form, cast in five concise movements exhibits lyrical melodies, graceful dances, playful scherzos and a high-spirited finale!


Gordian Knot

May 20, 2018

For our final concert of the season we will be handing over leadership to our new Artistic Director, Laura Reid and saying farewell to our current Artistic Director Donovan Seidle. Featured works include Purcell's Chaconne from "The Gordian Knot Untied", a new premiere from Donovan Seidle, and Philip Glass's Echorus for 2 violins. We welcome soloist Sarah Gieck for her Devienne flute concerto in E minor, and this year's concerto competition winner.


Guest appearances 

Kensington Sinfonia is pleased to announce our continued involvement in the 2017 Honens Festival: Open Air concert on September 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm. This free event features Honens' laureates performing a concert accompanied by Kensington Sinfonia members at Calgary's Central Memorial Park. All are welcome. For more information click here.


corporate sponsorship and new look

August 26, 2017

Kensington Sinfonia is pleased to announce our completion of the Business for the Arts artsVest program. We successful raised nearly $12,000 of funds and would like to thank SAW Strategic Design Studio and Village Brewery for their generous support.


As part of this initiative we're undertaking a new look for our brochures and website as well as adding a new concert series. Stay tuned as these begin to take shape. In the meantime, feel free to contact us through the contact section of the website if you have any questions.

If you're interested in partnering with Kensington Sinfonia as an individual, organization, or business, you can find information under Corporate Support or contact our president Nathaniel Schmidt directly at presdient@kensingtonsinfonia.ca

2017/2018 season announcement and ticket purchases

August 26, 2017

We're currently in the process of sending out all information for our 2017/18 season ticket purchases. There are some big changes happening for Kensington Sinfonia that we're excited to present. We appreciate your patience as we continue to bring you Calgary's best accessible classical music!


In the meantime, check out the exciting programs put together by our Artistic Director Donovan Seidle.