2018/2019 Season

 

All concerts begin at 3:00PM

 

Subscriptions for our Main Series Concerts can be purchased below along with Village Sessions Subscriptions and special this year a Combined Subscription for both Series. Individual tickets are also available.


Nature

November 4, 2018

Flora and fauna have long been a natural source of sonic inspiration, and this program explores how a variety of composers have channelled this into their music.  From Vaughan Williams’ classic beauty Lark Ascending to our very own Donovan Seidle’s musical depiction of the chinook phenomenon so familiar to Albertans: join us and experience the unique musical landscape created by this collection of environmentally minded works.

 

 

 

Folk

February 3, 2019

Kensington Sinfonia is joined by the talented students of Amici String Program to explore folk music seen through a Classical lens. Antonín Dvořák incorporates Bohemian folk idioms into his String Serenade, Sir Ernest MacMillan honours French Canadian traditional music, and American Steven Snowden celebrates Appalachian folk songs.  Joyful music presented with the inspiring energy of the future stars of Calgary’s Classical scene, this concert is the perfect remedy for mid-Winter blues. 

 

 

Reverie

May 12, 2019

A Mother’s Day treat, the final concert of the main series will present music of dreams and fantasy, featuring the young winner of the KS Concerto Competition, to be announced in the Spring.  This program honours the creative expressions of female composers with pieces by Wu Man, Angela Morley, and Canadians Norma Beecroft and Sophie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté. Celebrate the special day at a new venue for the ensemble: St. Stephen’s church in the Beltline!

 

 

 


Guest Performances in 2018/2019

Kensington Sinfonia is pleased to announce our continued involvement in the 2018 Honens Festival: Open Air concert on September 8, 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.