Triola Trio – Happy Hour Sound Bytes this Friday, April 12th

Happy Hour Sound Bytes returns this Friday, April 12th at 5pm with Triola Trio. ’Elegance and exquisite performance personified in this unique combination of strings

Gisèle Dalbec-Szczesniak, Melinda Collins and Eileen Beaudette have been a musical presence in Kingston for over four decades. Individual performing credits include CBC broadcasts as well as commercial recordings, solo and chamber concerts throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. Celebrating the spirit of friendship and years of music-making, they blend the sweet sounds of chamber music to create a magical performance. From toe-tapping fiddle tunes to sizzling tangos, popular classics to hot jazz, Triola delights in presenting eclectic programs for audiences of all ages.

Concert is at 5pm at St Mark’s Lutheran Church, 263 Victoria Street. Admission is $15 at the door but only $5 for Queen’s students!

Jazz @ Montes

Come see Chris play at Monte’s ( 200 Ontario St, Kingston, On ) this Friday night – April 5th – from 7-10pm.

He joins Kingston favorites Dave Barton, Paul Clifford and Sue Graff for some of the best tunes of classic jazz.

Salute to the Big Bands – Happy Hour Sound Bytes this Friday, March 15th

Happy Hour Sound Bytes returns this Friday, March 15th at 5pm with a Salute to the Big Bands.

This concert features Taylor Donaldson, trombone (from Montreal) in an octet including Katie Legere on Bari Sax and Chris Alfano on Tenor, playing all your favorite swing tunes from the Big Band Era. 

Concert is at 5pm at St Mark’s Lutheran Church, 263 Victoria Street. Admission is $15 at the door but only $5 for Queen’s students!

Sweet Stolen Hours

We are thrilled to present a concert featuring award winning artists, Patricia O’Callaghan and David Braid. Sweet Stolen Hours blends their two worlds of Classical and Jazz. Together they offer a mixture of pieces ranging from Weill to Cohen, with a core of original repertoire at the heart, presented in an intimate setting.

Featuring the crystalline, many-hued voice of O’Callaghan, singing in English, Spanish and French, and the dazzlingly beautiful compositions and improvisations of Braid, this promises to be a moving, eclectic, and powerful evening.

The concert will take place Friday, February 1st, 2019 at 7:30pm at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 263 Victoria Street, Kingston, Ontario. Tickets are $25.00 with seating limited to 120. Pre-sold tickets have priority seating when the doors open at 7pm.

Email Katie at legerek@queensu.ca or call 613-546-5389 to reserve your tickets

Queen’s Jazz Ensemble / Kingston Youth Orchestra

Whatever your tastes in music, next Tuesday is your night to hear Kingston’s youth in concert.

Kingston Symphony Youth Orchestra presents A Tale of Two Eras (Classical and Romantic)
Tuesday Nov. 27, 7 pm
Chalmers United Church
Tickets: $10, Child $5
Tickets at the door
Works by: Mozart, Haydn Smetana and Bizet and more!

and
Queen’s Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert -Modern Sounds for the Big Band
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 7:30 PM
The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts
$7 Students $15 Adults FREE for DAN School Students
Music by Tom Haines, Bob Mintzer, Paolo Fresu, Joe Labarbera, Josh Nash, Caroline Kwok, Pat Metheny and more!

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 – Triola Trio…’Elegance and exquisite performance personified in this unique combination of strings.– Gisèle Dalbec-Szczesniak, Melinda Collins and Eileen Beaudette have been a musical presence in Kingston for over four decades. Individual performing credits include CBC broadcasts as well as commercial recordings, solo and chamber concerts throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. Celebrating the spirit of friendship and years of music-making, they blend the sweet sounds of chamber music to create a magical performance. From toe-tapping fiddle tunes to sizzling tangos, popular classics to hot jazz, Triola delights in presenting eclectic programs for audiences of all ages.

May 10, 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