Kingston Baroque Consort

Welcome to the inaugural season of Kingston’s new orchestra devoted wholly to Historically Informed practice of music from the Baroque era! We will be performing 4 in-person concerts in the 2021-2022 season as health regulations allow at our lovely ‘home’, St. James’ Anglican Church, 10 Union Street.

Our first concert “A Journey in Time, String Music of the Italian Baroque”  will be Friday, October 15 at 5:15pm. Missing travel? This concert takes you on a musical voyage through Italy starting in the year 1615 with “La Pelegrina” by Tarquinio Merula and finishing up in the early 1700’s with Giuseppe Brivio’s Sinfonia in G major.

Admission is $20 or a subscription to all 4 concerts for $60 

Dates for our next 3 concerts are: Friday November 26, Friday, January 28th (2022) and Friday, April 1st, (2022)

Our Consort is made up of a collective of Kingston musicians:

Violins: Gisele Dalbec-Szczesniak, Andrew Dicker, Lisa Draper, Venetia Gauthier, Danielle Lennon, and Julia McFarlane
Viola: Eileen Beaudette
Cello/Gamba: Jeff Hamacher, Jason Hawke
Flute: William Egnatoff
Recorders: Jason Hawke, Heather Schreiner, Katie Legere
Bassoon: Katie Legere
Harpsichord: Michael Capon

Live from the backyard presents “Sorrento” Sunday, Aug 29, 5pm

“Sorrento” is Chris Alfano on the Clarinet accompanied by Ian FItze on the Piano Accordion. Playing timeless classics from the early 20th century and throughout the golden age of popular song, they create a sound which is surprisingly full and dynamic, yet at times both danceable and meditative. Hum along to unforgettable melodies like, I’m in the Mood For Love, Edelweiss, Besame Mucho, Somewhere My Love, and many more.

We ask that you bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Masks will currently be needed to enter and leave (although you may remove them when seated) and Provincial health guidelines are still in effect. Admission is $20. Please RSVP to Katie at legerek@queensu.ca ! Looking forward to some live music! We are 1204 Highway 2, Kingston.

Chris and Ian

Sorrento began playing together in the early 1990’s and have performed over nearly thirty years at many functions including: retirement parties, birthday celebrations, weddings and as a background for dinner music at events such as “Bon Appetit Ottawa” and Kingston’s “Festival of the Trees”.

Bassoons in the Backyard!

Friday, August 20, 5:00 pm

What could be more fun than a bassoon concert? Nothing!

Join Katie Legere, Dorothy Cotton, Daniel McConnachie, and Mark Frederick for our third backyard concert of summer 2021. We will be playing a super-fun selection of pieces from Tangos to Teddy Bears!

Admission is ‘pay what you can’ with the proceeds going towards The Kingston Baroque Consort project (more details to follow!)

We ask that you bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Masks will currently be needed to enter and leave (although you may remove them when seated) and Provincial health guidelines are still in effect. 

Please RSVP to Katie at legerek@queensu.ca ! Looking forward to some live music! We are 1204 Highway 2, Kingston.

Time for Two at Love Kingston Marketplace -Wed. Aug 11 12-1pm

It’s Time for Two! We’re excited to share that we’ll be performing at Springer Market Square as part of Love Kingston Marketplace. ❤️


Catch us on Wednesday, August 11th from 12pm-1pm.

Please keep in mind that capacity limits, masking protocols, and physical distancing requirements will be in effect as per Step 3 of the Covid-19 reopening framework. 😷

#LiveMusic

Livestream concert this Sunday

The Kingston Symphony will be streaming a concert live from this Isabel on Sunday, March 7 at 2:30 p.m. We hope you can join us!

Please feel free to share the following links which will become live on Sunday. The performance will stream on the KSA YouTube channel as well as on our Facebook page.

The concert will feature Anne Palmer, flute; Carina Canonico, clarinet; and Katie Legere, bassoon.

YouTube live stream:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfJEncpT74Y

Facebook live event:https://www.facebook.com/events/156666216181123/

Program:
Leroy Anderson (arr. M.A. Palmer): Blue Tango
John Palmer: Moments
Ludwig van Beethoven: Variations on La ci darem la mano
Robert Muczynski: Fragments for Wind Trio
Jimmy McHugh (arr. Thomas H. Graf): Sunny Side of the Street

Suite d’apres Corette

Back in August of 2019, Kingston Classics Trio spent some time recording at the Isabel Bader Centre. Here is the 4th movement of Darius Milhaud’s Suite d’apres Corrette in remembrance of much warmer days!

Here’s a link in case the embed doesn’t work: https://youtu.be/o6L6onvkyb4

Kingston Classics Trio – Bill Egnatoff (flute), Chris Alfano (clarinet) & Katie Legere (bassoon)