November 16, 2018 – Gems of the Romantic Repertoire

2018-2019 Happy Hour Sound Bytes Concert 2

Revel in the music of Brahms and Saint-Saëns. Chris Alfano and Michel Szczesniak perform the Brahms Sonata Number 2 in Eb for clarinet and piano and Katie Legere and Michel Szczesniak perform the Saint-Saëns Sonata for bassoon and piano.

Series information
All concerts will be at 5:00 pm at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 263 Victoria Street
Your $50 subscription gets you entry into all 5 concerts
Single concert admission is $15 at the door. Children shorter than a bassoon are admitted free!

Upcoming Kingston Chamber Choir Concert

Kingston Chamber Choir advertismentJoined by international Baritone, David Pike, the Kingston Chamber Choir remembers 100 years since Armistice. ‘The Unknown Soldier’, by Canadian composer Andrew Ager, utilizes texts from Canadian, British, French and German poets and is composed for baritone soloist and chamber choir.

Rescored for piano trio, this performance will feature an ensemble of piano, violin, horn, and Chris Alfano on clarinet.

The Kingston premiere of this moving piece will be interspersed with stories from those who have experienced war as we remember the sacrifice of those that we will never forget. A donation from the proceeds of this concert will be made to VETS Canada in support of Canadian Veterans in need of support.

Date and Time: Sun, November 4, 2018  2:30 PM – 4:30 PM EST

Location: St George’s Cathedral  270 King Street East
Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-unknown-soldier-tickets-48963874266

October 12, 2018 – Real Jazz Standards!

Come help us celebrate the first concert in our 2018-2019 Happy Hour Sound Bytes season!

Chris Alfano (clarinet), Paul Morrison (piano), Paul Clifford (bass), and Richard Bannard (drums) perform a concert of ‘off Broadway’ jazz standards featuring tunes by Dave Brubeck, Clifford Brown, Benny Golson and others!

Series information
All concerts will be at 5:00 pm at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 263 Victoria Street

Your $50 subscription gets you entry into all 5 concerts

Single concert admission is $15 at the door. Children shorter than a bassoon are admitted free!

Happy Hour Sound Bytes 2018-2019

Welcome to the 2018/19 Series! Once again we are offering five entertaining concerts designed to stimulate your appetite for music as well as relax you for the weekend. As with every year, artists from the Kingston area and guests from farther away share their musical talent and passion in five concerts encompassing: piano, jazz, string and wind music.

From October to May, you can experience the joy of live performance of various genres – for the same incredible price as last year! $50.00 for all 5 concerts

October 12, 2018Real Jazz Standards! A concert of ‘off Broadway’ jazz standards featuring tunes by Dave Brubeck, Clifford Brown, Benny Golson and others played by Chris Alfano (clarinet), Paul Morrison (piano), Paul Clifford (bass), Richard Bannard (drums).

November 16, 2018Gems of the Romantic Repertoire – Revel in the music of Brahms and Saint-Saëns. Chris Alfano and Michel Szczesniak perform the Brahms Sonata Number 2 in Eb for clarinet and piano and Katie Legere and Michel Szczesniak perform the Saint-Saëns Sonata for bassoon and piano.

Back by popular demand we again break for winter so that those of you who escape the cold can still enjoy our series in the spring!

March 15, 2019Salute to the Big Bands – Welcome Taylor Donaldson, trombone (from Montreal) to the series with his ever popular octet playing all your favorite tunes from the Big Band Era in fresh exciting arrangements by Taylor, that we are sure you’ll enjoy.

April 12, 2019 – Singing Strings – Welcome back Gisele Dalbec-Szczesniak and friends playing classical, folk and popular selections for string trio.

May 17, 2019From Old Classics to New Age  Katie and Chris are joined by Bill Egnatoff and Michel Szczesniak, for a concert of music for flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, bassoon and piano. Enjoy charming selections including Charles Koechlin’s Epitaph for Jean Harlow, for alto sax, flute and piano, and Alex Shapiro’s Evensong Suite for flute, clarinet, bassoon and piano

[Shapiro’s music is] enough to give one hope for the contemporary music scene.” —All Music Guide

Series information

All concerts will be at 5:00 pm at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 263 Victoria Street

Your $50 subscription gets you entry into all 5 concerts

Single concert admission is $15 at the door. Children shorter than a bassoon are admitted free!

Reserve your key tag today – email Chris at alfano@cogeco.ca or Katie at legerek@queensu.ca

Reminder – Concert this Saturday, August 18 at 2:30pm

Morceaux d’ete –   August 18th, 2:30pm

Celebrate summer with fine works for by Beethoven, Koechlin, LeClair, and Milhaud
played by Katie Legere (bassoon), Chris Alfano (clarinet) and William Egnatoff (flute)

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 263 Victoria Street
Admission $15 at the door but if you bring someone who has never heard us before then it’s $20 for 2!
for more information email legerek@queensu.ca

Kingston Classics Trio Concert – August 18

Morceaux d’ete –   August 18th, 2:30pm

Celebrate summer with fine works for by Beethoven, Koechlin, LeClair, and Milhaud
played by Katie Legere (bassoon), Chris Alfano (clarinet) and William Egnatoff (flute)

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 263 Victoria Street
Admission $15 at the door
for more information email legerek@queensu.ca

 

Upcoming Jazz gigs – open to the public

Chris is playing with Taylor Donaldson’s band in August at the following dates and times:

Wednesday, August 1st
Lions Civic Gardens
7:00 – 8:00 PM
Thursday, August 2nd
Gananoque Town Park
6:30 – 7:30 PM
Friday, August 3rd
Market Square Amphitheatre
7:00 – 7:45 PM (shorter set due to Rockin’ In The Square)