Kensington Sinfonia presents an eclectic season of three concerts

September 16, 2011 | By | Reply More

Calgary’s premier chamber orchestra, the Kensington Sinfonia, presents an eclectic season of three concerts at Hope Lutheran Church, featuring three of Calgary’s top musical talents under the leadership of Artistic Director Donovan Seidle.


Founded in 1988, the Kensington Sinfonia’s programs cover a wide range of chamber music and string orchestra repertoire, from the Baroque to present day. Since its inception, it has frequently commissioned works by Calgary composers, as well as presenting the Calgary premieres of many Canadian compositions.

The Kensington Sinfonia has been frequently broadcast on both regional and national CBC Radio programs.

Kensington Sinfonia Artistic Director Donovan Seidle will be directing all three performances.

Join the members of the Sinfonia for Biber Fever: Forgotten Baroque Heartthrobs with Adam Zinatelli, solo trumpeter of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, on October 30 at 3.00 p.m. Adam will be playing three concerti in this program of works by Biber, Charpentier, Telemann and Neruda.

The season continues on January 15, 2012 at 3.00 p.m. at the Hope Lutheran Church, with Romp and Repose, featuring Calgary Philharmonic bassoonist Michael Hope. This wide-ranging program includes works by Gershwin, Purcell, and Vivaldi, as well as a new concerto written for Hope by Calgary composer Aura Pon.

The Kensington Sinfonia’s season will conclude on May 20, with Tangs Viejo, Tango Nuevo at 3.00 p.m. at the Hope Lutheran Church, featuring Calgary Philharmonic’s solo cellist, Phil Hansen, who became a tango specialist with the release of his recording, “Bragatissimo.” Hansen will play tangos by Golijov and Piazzolla, alongside the winner of the Second Annual Kensington Sinfonia Concerto Competition.

A subscription package for all three performances is $60 (adults) / $45 (students/seniors) and can be purchased by calling (403) 451-8287. If you subscribe before October 11, you also receive a free ticket to any series concert of your choice. For more information, call (403) 451-8287 or visit


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