Evan Marshall - duo style solo mandolin
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

Evan Marshall - duo style solo mandolin

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The Kensington Concert Series, in conjunction with the San Diego Classical Mandolin Camp, present Evan  J.  Marshall an  internationally  renowned  mandolin  virtuoso,  who  is  widely  regarded  as  the  worlds  premier  solo  performer  on  mandolinin Duo-Style. By  himself,  he  sounds  like  several  of  the  worlds  finest  mandolinists  performing  together. His  stylistic  signature  is  Classical,  with  strong  influences  from  the  Italian and  American  Folk  traditions.  Country  guitar  legend  Chet  Atkins  called  Evan  A  true  virtuoso,  one  of  the  few  great  musicians  of  our  time. 

Inspired by Atkins  and  violinist  Jascha  Heifetz, Evan has  created  a  uniquely  recognizable approach  to  solo  mandolin  performance  that  combines  bass  lines,  chords,  rhapsodic runs  and  tremolo  melodies.  He  started  Classical  violin  studies  at  age  seven,  and  added  the  mandolin  at age 14. 

ONLINE TICKETS: $20.00 - https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3461181

ALL SEATING IS OUTDOORS, please dress accordingly.
Reception to follow.

More info on Evan: https://www.evanjmarshall.com/home
More info on Kensington Concert Series: https://www.kensingtonconcertseries.com
More info on San Diego Classical Mandolin Camp: https://www.sdclassicalmandolincamp.com

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Hamilton de Holanda - solo house concert
Aug
12
7:00 PM19:00

Hamilton de Holanda - solo house concert

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The Kensington Concert Series, in conjunction with the San Diego Diplomacy Council, is very excited to host Brazilian virtuoso Hamilton de Holanda. 

Hamilton started to play at the age of 5 (1981) and today is one of the most acclaimed Brazilian musicians, with a career full of prizes. In 2016 he received both the Latin Grammy for best instrumental album and the Echo Jazz Award in Germany. Hamilton renewed the history of the instrument by adding two extra strings to the mandolin (10 strings) and creating a unique technique for it.

Hamilton performs all over the world with different ensembles and collaborations. From solo to orchestras, from samba to jazz, from clubs to big crowds, and collaborations and recording with names like Wynton Marsalis, Chucho Valdés, Stefano Bollani, Richard Galliano, John Paul Jones( Led Zeppelin), Chic Corea just to name a few. He has over 135 thousand fans on the facebook.

He is the personification of everything we want in a musician, not just a great musician. He plays well, has good reflexes, knows how to listen, has a natural way of playing. He has depth of soul and feeling. He is a national treasure! - Wynton Marsalis

ONLINE TICKETS: $30 - https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3461217

Reception to follow with drinks and homemade goodies.
ALL SEATING IS OUTDOORS, please dress accordingly.

Hamilton: http://www.hamiltondeholanda.com/en
Kensington Concert Series: https://www.kensingtonconcertseries.com
San Diego Diplomacy Council: https://sandiegodiplomacy.org

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Kensington Baroque Orchestra
Apr
23
7:30 PM19:30

Kensington Baroque Orchestra

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Kensington Baroque Orchestra is a community ensemble made up of professional and amateur musicians focusing on historically informed Baroque performance. KBO musicians perform on original style replica instruments from the 17th and 18th century utilizing; gut strings, baroque bows, harpsichord, baroque guitar, and period wind instruments.

Featuring music of:

G.P. Telemann (1681-1767): La Bourse Suite (selections) & Concerto for Bassoon & Recorder

J.S. Bach (1685-1750): Brandenburg Concerto No. 4

FREE ADMISSION (donations welcomed)

 

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San Diego Baroque Soloist with actor James Newcomb
Jan
28
2:00 PM14:00

San Diego Baroque Soloist with actor James Newcomb

In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the death of the Bard, join Shakespearean actor James Newcomb and the San Diego Baroque Soloists for "Shakespeare in Concert" featuring "The Fairy Queen" by Henry Purcell (based on "A Midsummer Night's Dream") and "The Tempest" by Matthew Locke. Pierre Joubert, Isaac Allen, violin, Andrew Waid, viola, Alex Greenbaum, cello and Alison Luedecke, harpsichord.

SHAKESPEARE IN CONCERT VIDEO CLIP

ONLINE TICKETS: $25 (plus fee): https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3206583

DOOR TICKETS: $30 (you must reserve ahead of time - garypaynephoto@mac.com)

The concert may be outside or inside depending on weather. There will be a reception to follow.

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Choro das 3
Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

Choro das 3

The Kensington Concert Series present Choro das 3 a warm and extremely talented family group from Brazil who will delight us with traditional Choro music of their country. Choro (pronounced SHOH-roh) is best described in American terms as "the New Orleans jazz of Brazil." It is a complex popular musical form based on improvisation, and like New Orleans jazz, blues, or ragtime, grew from a formalized musical structure and many worldly influences. But to the people of South America, choro is Brazil. It is life.

TICKETS - $25 Online: http://chorodas3sandiego.bpt.me

Tickets available at door, also, but we prefer online, to have an accurate head count!

Reception to follow.


http://www.chorodas3.com.br
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHNMimSg3W8

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San Diego Pro Arte Voices
Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

San Diego Pro Arte Voices

The San Diego Pro Arte Voices is dedicated to presenting innovative performances as an individual professional chamber choir and as a larger collaborative partner with organizations such as art galleries, museums, universities, dancers, and instrumental musicians. Established in 2013, the San Diego Pro Arte Voices enjoys presenting traditional and non-traditional events in diverse venues bringing the arts and the artistic process to as many people as possible. The organization provides performing opportunities and career options for students and professionals in San Diego, California. This concert is in conjunction with the San Diego Classical Mandolin Camp (www.sdclassicalmandolincamp.com).

TICKETS $30 - http://kcs-sdpav.brownpapertickets.com

As per our tradition, a lovely reception will follow the concert.

Net proceeds benefit the Friends of the Kensington - Normal Heights Library (http://friendsofknhlibrary.org)

 

 

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KENSINGTON BAROQUE ORCHESTRA
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

KENSINGTON BAROQUE ORCHESTRA

Kensington Baroque Orchestra is a community ensemble made up of professional and amateur musicians focusing on historically informed Baroque performance. KBO musicians perform on original style replica instruments from the 17th and 18th century utilizing; gut strings, baroque bows, harpsichord, baroque guitar, and period wind instruments.

This concert will feature selections from Henry Purcell (1659-1695) and George Frideric Handel (1685-1759).

Tickets: $20 (online or door)  CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

Net proceeds benefit the Kensington-Normal Heights Friends of the Library

Reception to follow.

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Barron Ryan "Classical Meets Cool" (solo piano)
Mar
25
6:30 PM18:30

Barron Ryan "Classical Meets Cool" (solo piano)

This will be a great opportunity to hear this outstanding pianist. This will be a Kensington Concert Series presentation, but held had the lovely Kristen Greene Recital Hall at Greene Music in Miramar. Tickets, $30. Click here for tickets.


Barron Ryan's love for music has always been divided. He grew up in a house filled with the sounds of everything ranging from Chopin to Glenn Miller to Isaac Hayes. So when it comes to his own performing, he's not content drawing on just one of those influences; he combines them all into an adventure thats vintage yet fresh, historical yet hip, classic yet cool. Barron engages the audience in a musical dialogue as he answers questions and gives insight about the music he plays. Breaking down the invisible wall between performer and audience, he allows the listener to become a participant. Whether youre looking for music with more heritage or more edge, Barron Ryan will give you a performance thats timeless.

Reception to follow.

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