Main Series 2022
All concerts begin at 3:00PM at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, 1121 14 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
$25 General/$20 Senior/Students can attend free of charge
Concert 1 - October 2, 2022
Non/Sense - Kensington Sinfonia kicks off the season with two exciting new collaborations. Calgary’s poet laureate Wakefield Brewster adds his spoken word artistry to the performance of the Kompa Variations by DBR, while dancer Cindy Ansah improvises to local composer Donovan Seidle’s Jabberwocky. KS rounds out the show with the thrilling “Strum” by Jessie Montgomery, a celebration of pizzicato and rhythm.
Concert 2 - January 22, 2023
Peaks and Valleys - Peaks and Valleys celebrates the music of China and the Chinese diaspora as we welcome in the year of the rabbit! Featuring the phenomenal flautist JiaJia Li, and special guests Brian Garbet and Daniel Brown, Kensington Sinfonia will perform works by Zhou Long, Bach, Norma Beecroft, and Chinese New Year favourites arranged by Ms. Li. Also featured is “Big Brown Eyes,” by Alberta’s own Joseph Lai.
Concert 3 - June 11, 2023
Forces of Nature - Kensington Sinfonia presents a season finale like no other. Two new commissions fully supported by Canada Council mark the unique time and place that Calgary/Mokhintsiss represents. UNESCO Heritage for solo violin and orchestra by Kristin Flores takes the listener on a journey around incredible sites in Alberta and in Italy. Kensington Sinfonia is excited to welcome violinist Debra Fast, for whom this work was written and to whom it is dedicated.
In contrast, Sonny Ray Day Rider invites the audience on an introspective journey of the psychology of loss with his new commission, “Grief Eater.” An exciting new talent from southern Alberta, KS is grateful to Canada Council for the Arts for funding this incredible work.
The remainder of the program highlights past commissions undertaken by Kensington Sinfonia, including “Storm Clouds Over Camp Creek,” by Ashley Seward, “Chinook,” by Donovan Seidle, “Ravenswood,” by Arthur Bachmann, and “Silver City” by George Fenwick. Join us in celebrating 35 years of music made by and for Albertans.