Higher, Faster, Louder 2020

Attention Trumpeters! Calgary’s Trumpet Day Returns!

Higher Faster Louder, a day devoted to trumpet players of all ages and experience levels, includes group warmups, masterclasses, workshops and seminars led by Calgary’s finest trumpet performers and educators.

It’s FREE! (Food Bank donations are encouraged.)

April 5  Registration at 9:00am
St. Mary’s High School
111 18 Ave SW Calgary
Performance at 6:00pm

Trumpet instructors include: Adam Zinatelli, Richard Scholz, Gareth Jones, Jay Michalak, Natalie deJong, and jazzers Jim Murray, Andre Wickenheiser and Johnny Summers.

Registration is now open! 
Register Here on Facebook or email us.

Lunch and supper breaks are yet to be determined. Food is not provided.

Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra Concert in Cochrane February 8

The Rocky Mountain Symphony will return to Cochrane on February 8, for the premier concert of the season; this time, at a new venue, Bow Valley Baptist Church, and featuring audience favourite: American Violinist Odin Rathnam.

The Program will include:

  • New work by Duarte Silva
  • Haydn: Symphony #104
  • Beethoven: Violin Concerto

The Violin Concerto is widely viewed as the most important of Beethoven’s works for solo instrument and orchestra, and regarded as pre-eminent among violin concertos as a whole. It is, moreover the yardstick of a soloists stature, both in technique and artistry. The Beethoven Violin Concerto is always an important event for Virtuoso and Concert Organization alike.

RMSO is delighted to present this historic concert in 2020, the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s Birth.

RMSO is also performing this same concert on February 7 at the Polaris Centre. VIP tickets are sold out.

Save 15% on your concert tickets with the code: Violin2020


Upcoming Westwinds Courses

Westwinds Music Society is pleased to offer two courses:

Musicianship 101 –  5-week course with Nicole Hounjet
Enrichment opportunity for band and choral folks
January 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 2020
Lakeview United Church, Calgary

$75/5 sessions
Sign Up here

Jazz Fundamentals Day – with Jeremy Legault
The “5 Pillars of Jazz Interpretation” used by the Westwinds Silver Jazz Band
• an introduction to improvisation techniques
• learning the blues scale
• decoding the 12-bar blues and reading chord changes
Sat, January 25, 2020
10am – 3pm
Saint Mary’s High School, Calgary

Sign Up here


2020 Red Deer Adult Concert Band Workshop

Red Deer College logoThe 2020 Red Deer Adult Concert Band Workshop will be held January 24, 25, 26.

This is a great opportunity to meet concert band folks from all over the province and have fun making music together. The directors will be Ken Rogers (Lethbridge) and Cheryl Ferguson (Canadian Mennonite University).

  • 2 levels of bands offered – Grade 2/3 & Grade 4/5
  • Full band rehearsals with top notch professional guest conductors
  • Social events – welcome reception, coffee breaks and lunch is included
  • Final performance on Arts Centre Mainstage
  • CD recording of final performance available

Fee: $150 + GST | Register by January 6 to receive a 10% discount

Register on-line here (you have to create a student profile and then register) or by phoning 403-356-4900. After registration you will receive a confirmation email asking your details (instrument/band choice).

All the information is here.


Early Music Voices presents Handel’s Messiah

Early Music Voices and their partner group Voicescapes  –  are holding two Messiah events this December!

December 21, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Christ Church Elbow Park
Pre-concert talk at 7:00 pm
Our intimate and beautiful, period-instrument Messiah returns after last year’s sell-out. A full performance of Handel’s beloved work with Rosa Barocca on period instruments led by Claude Lapalme. They will be joined by soloists and an elite 16-voice choir made up of VoiceScapes and local professional singers.

Single Tickets: $60 General, $50 Students/Senior
Single Tickets Online!

December 22, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Knox United Church

VoiceScapes Sing Along Messiah

The Calgary tradition lives on – its 18th year! Auditioned young soloists along with VoiceScapes and Friends will sing the arias. And you, the audience, can join the professional choir and orchestra (Rosa Barocca) to sing along with the choruses if you wish…or just sit back and enjoy! All conducted by Claude Lapalme.

NOTE: Scores are available to use on-site for a small fee.
Tickets: $30, 15 and under Free
Single Tickets Online

More information about Early Music Voices 2019-2020 Season