Happy Hour Sound Bytes 2017-2018

Welcome to the 2017/18 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, string and wind music.

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

October 13, 2017A Duo, A Duo! a concert of jazz standards and more with Chris Alfano (clarinet/sax), and Dave Barton (guitar)

November 10, 201720th Century guitar – Classic pieces from the new golden age of guitar  Jeff Hanlon – Classical Guitar

As a soloist and chamber musician, Jeff Hanlon has performed at venues and festivals across Canada and the United States, including the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Yale University’s New Music New Haven series and the Faculty Artist Series of Queen’s University. He has recorded for PBS radio and for CBC Radio 2, and has given workshops and masterclasses for guitarists at York University, the Canadian Guitar Festival and the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals (FCMF).

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 16, 2018Who’s horning in?

Katie and Chris are joined by Bill Egnatoff, flute and Cory VanAllen, horn for a concert of music for flute, horn, clarinet and bassoon. Enjoy charming selections from Mozart, Gambaro and Rossini

April 27, 2018 – Georgette Fry & friends

1994 Juno nominee and veteran of the Canadian music scene, blues and jazz artist, Georgette Fry, has dedicated many hours of her 35-year career towards raising funds for and awareness of the needs of women and children in crisis. In 2017 she was awarded a meritorious Service medal by Canada’s Governor General for her work with her non-reading, non-auditioning “pop” choir (Shout Sister!), specifically aimed at women whose so-called musical limitations may have robbed them of prior opportunities to sing in a group setting.

Join us in welcoming her to the series in a concert that will give you anything but the blues!

May 18, 2018Appealing to our ‘Bass’ Chris and Katie are joined by our favourite pianist, Michel to play music for clarinet (maybe some bass clarinet too), piano, bassoon  and even some contrabassoon!

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