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Scarboro Foundation Distinctive Performers Concert Series 2020


What: Scarboro Foundation Distinctive Performers Concert Series
Where: Cathedral Church (corner of 7 Ave and 1 Street SE)
When: Various Wednesdays – February 19 through to September 09, 2020
Tickets: Free of charge to the public

The ProArts@Noon Concert Series is pleased to announce a unique series of five concerts during 2020, featuring particularly distinctive performing artists.

The Scarboro Foundation recently awarded Calgary’s ProArts Society funding to undertake the Distinctive Performers Concert Series, which will feature a diverse selection of performing arts genres.

Once again this year, the Scarboro Foundation has given ProArts Society Artistic Director, Damon Johnston, free rein to select the artists for this unique series, and he’s had fun making the choices.

Johnston offers the following quote to illuminate his process of judgement:

We love music deeply, but why? Put simply: music makes lives, shapes lives, expresses all shades and stages of life — and even saves lives.”
~Rasheed Ogunlaru

Now in its eighteenth season, the ProArts@Noon Concert Series is a free, noon hour concert series presented by the ProArts Society, who rent the historic Cathedral Church in the heart of Calgary’s Cultural District for their weekly concerts.

The Scarboro Foundation Distinctive Performers Concert Series 2020 dates are:

  1. February 19: Jeremy Gignoux Acoustic Ensemble (gypsy jazz)
  2. March 25: Wild Rose Trio (clarinet, piano, cello)
  3. May 20: Kensington Sinfonia
  4. June 10: Musicscapes – Klezmer music Orchestra
  5. September 09: Kathleen van Mourik Duo (piano/cello)

Scarboro Foundation Distinctive Artists Concert Series 2020 – Artist Bios

Jeremy Gignoux Acoustic Ensemble (gypsy jazz) – February 19, 2020
Jeremy Gignoux is ever oscillating between calling himself a violinist or a fiddler. Playing in between those lines, he has developed an original sound and technique. Jeremy’s primary project is the Acoustic Ensemble, which features a Gypsy jazz instrumentation. With the Ensemble, he and his accomplices push the boundaries of the style into modern jazz, free jazz, but also Ragtime and Eastern European traditional musics.

Wild Rose Trio (clarinet, piano, cello) – March 25, 2020
The Wild Rose Trio was formed in the spring of 2016, when Liz, Julie and Mary realized a burning need to get together and play chamber music. All three of them play in the Calgary Wind Symphony.

Kensington Sinfonia (chamber music) – May 20, 2020
The Kensington Sinfonia’s programs cover a wide range of chamber music and string orchestra repertoire, from the Baroque to present day. Since its inception, it has frequently commissioned works by Calgary composers, as well as presenting the Calgary premieres of many Canadian compositions.

Musicscapes (Klezmer music) – June 10, 2020
The Calgary Musicscapes Band, directed by Edmond Agopian, features repertoire which reflects the wide array of music of the Calgary musical community. From Klezmer to Mariachi, from Jazz to Métis fiddling, Edmond Agopian’s arrangements display the wide spectrum of Calgary’s international music scapes.

Kathleen van Mourik Duo (piano/cello) – Sept 09, 2020
Alberta-born pianist Kathleen van Mourik earned a Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Calgary in Piano Performance before moving to the Netherlands, where she studied lied and chamber music at the Hilversum Conservatory under Hans Broekman, receiving the Uitvoerend Musicus degree. Ms. Van Mourik is the founder and co-artistic director of the Mountain View International Festival of Song. For this concert, Ms. Van Mourik will be performing with Olena Kilchyk, cello.

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