Since 1988, the Kensington Sinfonia has presented exciting, insightful concerts to the Calgary area. We are pleased to offer three exciting perfomances this year!
October 23, 2016
Kensington Sinfonia's first concert of the 2016-2017 season features Robert Fuchs' glorious Serenade for Strings No. 3, Vivaldi's Sinfonia RV 116, and our own soloist Laura Reid playing Canadian composer Scott Godin's beautiful “Home.” We conclude with “La Bizarre", one of Telemann's masterfully written orchestral suites. Telemann brings marvellous inconsistency and rhythmic and harmonic novelty to these beautiful French Baroque dances.
February 5, 2017
We invite our young friends of the Amici String Program to join us once again in a side-by-side concert showcasing their energetic and passionate talent. In a program ranging from Bach to Locatelli to Sibelius, you'll delight in the skill, and range of expression of these young artists. The Sinfonia also performs Canadian composer Denis Gougeon's “Ballade”, and features our good friend Sara Hahn (flute) performing Arthur Foote's beautiful “Night Piece."
May 21, 2017
From the quirky phantasmagoria of George Antheil's Serenade for Strings, to the Overture and Chaconne of Purcell's “King Arthur”, Kensington Sinfonia presents an evocative program of music surrounding characters and storytelling. We invite our good friend Jeremy Brown (saxophone) to play “Chase the Money” by Canadian composer John Oliver. We also present the winner of our Student Concerto Competition this year, Ephraim Chen, playing JC Bach's cello concerto in C minor to conclude the season.
Kensington Sinfonia is pleased to announce our continued involvement in the 2016 Honens Festival: Open Air concert on September 11, 2016 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.