Happy Hour Sound Bytes 2016-2017

hhsb2016-2017Welcome to the 2016/17 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 further away share their talent and passion in five concerts encompassing: vocal, piano, jazz, and wind music.

From October to May, you can experience the joy of live performance in a variety of genres – for one incredible price!

October 21stThe word is LOVE!  a concert of tunes with ‘Love’ in the title.  How many can you name? Chris Alfano (clarinet), Paul Clifford (bass) and new to the series, Paul Morrison (piano)

November 25thMichel! Solo! Our favourite collaborative pianist Michel Szczesniak will play a few of his favourite works for solo 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 17thKeep Calm and Harp On! What’s better than a Harp to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! The very talented Charlene Wallace joins the series playing the instrument of the angels.

April 21stMore strings attached! Katie and Chris are joined by strings to perform great classical standards for strings with bassoon and strings with clarinet.

May 19thMeet the concerto! Chris and Katie are joined by our favourite pianist posing as an entire orchestra! We’ll be talking about what goes into preparing to perform a concerto with an orchestra when you don’t actually have an orchestra at your fingertips… as well as playing of course!

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

Happy Hour Sound Bytes 2015-2016

martini glass logoWelcome to the 2015/16 Series! This year 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 further away share their talent and passion in five concerts encompassing: vocal, piano, jazz, and wind music.

From October to may, you can experience the joy of live performance in a variety of genres – for one incredible price!

October 23rd – For the first time we are featuring the Swingmasters with their awesome little big-band sound. Join Chris Alfano, Blair Yarranton, Jon Stewart, Rich Bannard, Ian Fitze, and   Andy Sparling   for a fun-filled evening of great music.

November 27th – get in touch with your Classical Side with music performed by Michel Szczesniak, piano; Katie Legere, bassoon; and Chris Alfano, clarinet.

This year we break for winter so that those of you who escape the cold can still enjoy our series in the spring!

March 4th – It’s soooo romantic! Sue Graff with her wonderfully rich voice joins Chris Alfano, Dave Barton, Rick Bannard and Paul Clifford for some tuneful Jazz Standards.

April 29th – Rachel (flute) and Cynthia Tormann (piano) present a concert with a difference – amid the beautiful sounds of the flute, you can ask Rachel about what it’s like to grow up in a highly musical household, why she picked the flute (and not the cello) and any other questions you have.

May 27th – Tango Tango Tango … brace yourself for the most exciting of dance music with Chris, Katie and Ian Fitze.

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. New this year: 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

Happy Hour Sound Bytes 2014-2015

martini glass logoWelcome to the 2014/15 Series! Once again we offer a potpourri of six 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 further away share their talent and passion in six concerts encompassing: vocal, piano, jazz, and wind music.

From early October to mid-April, you can experience the joy of live performance in a variety of genres – for one incredible price!

October 3rd – Enjoy your favourite jazz standards performed by special guest Gene Smith, Trombone. Gene, formerly of the Woody Herman band and other great ensembles, is joined by Kingston’s Dave Barton, guitar; Paul Clifford, bass; and Chris Alfano clarinet.

November 14th – get in touch with your Romantic side with works by Schumann, Grovelez and more performed by Michel Szczesniak, piano; Katie Legere, bassoon; and Chris Alfano, clarinet.

January 9th – Sorrento is back by popular demand! Ian Fitze, accordion and Chris Alfano, clarinet perform old favourites that will have you singing along. The tunes will be picked by you in an audience lottery!

February 20th – Welcome to the opera! Come hear a collection of instrumental and vocal music from light to serious … but not too serious!

March 6th – Tribute to the great jazz clarinet and vibraphone pairings such as Goodman/Hampton, Shaw/Roland, DeFranco/Gibbs and Daniels/Burton.  Chris Alfano is again joined by Greg Runions, vibes; Paul Clifford, bass; and Rich Bannard, drums.

April 17th – Kingston Classics Trio closes out the season with light classics for flute, bassoon featuring Chris, Katie and Bill Egnatoff.

Series information

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

Your $50 subscription gets you 6 concerts and an entry to win a performance by the group of your choice

Single concert admission is $10 at the door.

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