Happy Hour Sound Bytes 2019-2020

NOTE – April 3rd concert postponed

Welcome to the 2019/20 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: classical, 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 4, 2019 Time to Swing! 
The Swingmasters kick off the series with all your favourite tunes from the Golden Age of Swing. Dancing in the aisles is encouraged!

November 8, 2019The Magic of the Santur 
Do you know what a Santur is? Come and hear the award winning Iranian born musician and composer, Sadaf Amini introduce you to the beautiful and rich sounds of the traditional hammered dulcimer-like instrument from Iran with roots as far back as 1600 BC in Mesopotamia.

December 6, 2019Salute to Canadiana
Come and join Chris Alfano and Katie Legere as they celebrate the beautiful bassoon and clarinet music of Canadian composers (and bassoonists!) Bill Douglas and Mathieu Lussier.

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 6, 2020 – Motley Crow!
Bask in the rich sounds that could only come from four professional bassoonists. This new Ottawa-based bassoon quartet features Katie Legere, Ben Glossop, Orlando Corabian and Elliot MacDonald playing everything from Bach to the Beatles!

POSTPONED! – TBD – The year is 1720  
Come and experience wind music of the baroque era played on period instruments with harpsichord.

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

All moved in! Back to teaching & planning HHSB 2019.2020!

Hi all – we have had a crazy summer with moving and all but are now settled in at our new house and starting to plan the Happy Hour Sound Bytes Series – it looks like the first concert will be October 4th with the Swingmasters, Chris’ 7 piece swing band!

We will post the whole series as soon as everyone is confirmed. Stay tuned for some great music!

We are also back into teaching mode and have a great new studio space. if you know anyone who wants clarinet, flute, sax, bassoon or beginning piano lessons feel free to pass our contact information along. 

Chris can be contacted at 613-583-5389 or alfano@cogeco.ca and I (Katie) am at 613-217-5099 or by emailing legerek@queensu.ca