OUR 2019/2020 Season

Main Series Concerts


All concerts occur Sunday at 3PM


Visual Art (Beauty of the Eye)
October 27, St. Stephen's Anglican

Music and Visual Arts have been interconnected for centuries, whether it be composers working together with visual artists for mutual inspiration, or even the treasured instruments of the past becoming artworks on their own. In this opening concert of the season, we will explore the power of music to evoke imagery, whether through the abstract work of Calgarian Arthur Bachmann’s “Glass Clouds” or Jean Francaix’s music inspired by the paintings of Renoir.



Literature (Beauty of the Word)

February 23, St. Stephen's Anglican


Instrumental music’s connection to words and text may seem odd or even impossible, but this is what makes finding a connection even more interesting. Can we find connections in the life of a composer, or in a point of inspiration, or in the thread of storytelling? This concert features works by Hildegard von Bingen, composer and poet, to Canadian Jean Coulthard’s Essays for Octet, Frank Bridge’s “Novelletten,” and Leos Janacek’s String Quartet No. 1, inspired by Tolstoy’s short story “The Kreutzer Sonata.”



Film/Theatre/Dance (Beauty of the Stage)

May 10, St. Stephen's Anglican


To think of some theatre without music would be to change it completely. The worlds of music and dance have always been part of the same woven thread, pre-”talkie” films would often have live musical accompaniment, Shakespeare would incorporate instrumental interludes into performances of his plays. Music by composers closely associated with film will be featured, Hollywood’s Bernard Hermann and National Film Board’s Eldon Rathburn, alongside music written for contemporary dance by Calgary’s Nathaniel Schmidt, Marjan Mozetich’s “Songline to Heaven and Dance to Earth.”


Village Sessions


All Concerts Thursday, doors at 7:30PM


November 7

Samantha Savage Smith


Sometimes no matter how many times you might have heard a singer, it is so special that it always feels like a surprise. Samantha Savage Smith has that magic. She is a multi-talented creative force: songwriter, instrumentalist, singer, and generous spirit in Calgary’s music community. Her music is poppy without being corny, catchy without being simple, bold without wearing it on her sleeve.


March 5

Nia Devetzis

Nia Devetzis is a percussionist that explores the new frontiers of the sound world with curiosity and contagious joy. A core member of Timepoint Ensemble, she has played everything from new compositions for traditional mallet instruments to breaking glass as part of the Veronika Krausas score for Calgary Opera’s recent premiere “Ghost Opera.” Combining improvisation and interpretation skills, she always brings an audience in to new experiences with an open heart and thoughtful ear.


May 21



Making a genre of her own, and often acting as an entire band unto herself, FOONYAP has wowed audiences across Canada and beyond since her full-length solo debut, Palimpsest, in the Fall of 2016. Her influences are diverse: early studies as a Classical violinist, playing with Calgary indie bands like Woodpigeon, and knowledge of traditional Chinese music. She brings together her lifetime of sonic influences into her own language, combining acoustic and electronic sounds that keep a thread from the folk and Classical worlds while moving ahead on her own path.


2019-2020 Season UPCOMING

August 15, 2019

Hello Kensington Sinfonia fans! With the end of summer comes the beginning of our new season. We are excited to announce some new collaborations and a new venue.
Most exciting is our new collaboration with the Bach Society of Calgary. On June 7, 2020, we will be joining them in a wonderful concert "The Glory of Vivaldi." More to come!
Please visit our 2019/2020 Season and Village Sessions for more information about each concert and where to get tickets.
If you have any questions please e-mail us at kensingtonsinfonia@gmail.com. We look forward to making music with you!

2018-2019 SEASON CLOSE

July 2, 2019

Thank you to our musicians and audience for another wonderful season of music making. Our 30th season was a great success.
Our Village Sessions were once again a wonderful collaboration. Our guests brought their diverse musical styles to the stage while Village provided us with some delicious beer.
Our experiment with the move to St. Stephen's Anglican Church was also well received and we are in the process seeing if it will be permanent.
Stay tuned to our website to see what's next for season 31 and we hope to see you there again.