Thank you for joining us for WINTER SOLACE, a livestream concert series dedicated to patients, families and healthcare workers.  All concerts can be enjoyed year-round at the links below.  Winter Solace was made possible by AHS Patient & Family-Centred Care, The Instrumental Society of Calgary, The Asylum for Art and with generous support by the Calgary Foundation.  We also invite you to view this short video by HEAR Music Alberta, a group dedicated to fostering music in medicine in Calgary and beyond.

All the shows

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Winter Solace - Rolf Bertsch and Penny Sanborn

Winter Solace – Rolf Bertsch and Penny Sanborn

March 21, 2021 2:00 pm

Hailed for his passion and natural musicianship by critics, audiences, and musicians alike, Rolf Bertsch is one of Canada’s leading conductors. Appointed Assistant Conductor of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal by Charles Dutoit in January 2000 and named Conductor in Residence for the 2002-2005 seasons, he has had an impressive reputation as conductor, pianist, communicator, teacher and adjudicator. His career has spanned a wide spectrum of musical experience and styles and has taken him to Europe, Asia, and throughout North ...
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Winter Solace - Gisela Romero and Esteban Herrera

Winter Solace – Gisela Romero and Esteban Herrera

March 14, 2021 2:00 pm

I am Gisela Romero, I am a versatile Latin singer with a strong love for traditional Mexican Music and a Jazz enthusiast. I was born in Leon México in 1981, and I have lived in Canada since 2008. I was educated in Singing, Harmony, and musical theory at Cultural Center Mexico contemporáneo in Aguascalientes México, and in Graphic Design at La Salle University in Leon México. I started singing at the age of 9, but my professional development as a ...
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Winter Solace - Aya Mhana and Niño de la Cabilia

Winter Solace – Aya Mhana and Niño de la Cabilia

March 7, 2021 2:00 pm

Aya Mhana is a Syrian-born singer, songwriter and oud player. Now a proud Canadian citizen, Aya moves easily between English and Arabic, writing lyrics with a poet’s sensibilities. 

Since emigrating to Calgary, Canada, in 2016 , Aya has performed at the Calgary Stampede and Globalfest, and with the Kensington Sinfonia. Also, got invited to Folkfest. 

In 2020, for her outstanding commitment to the community and art she received the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society New Canadian Artist Award and the Portail ...
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Winter Solace - Flint and Feather

Winter Solace – Flint and Feather

March 5, 2021 6:30 pm

Flint & Feather (Joal and Lauren Kamps) are a free-spirited husband and wife duo that are passionate about connecting with people through folk/roots music, storytelling, and laughter. Their original ‘Rocky Mountain Folk-Pop’ songs draw inspiration from Canadian history, rocky mountain folklore, and their own personal journeys – and the Kamps’ honest and engaging approach to performance connects with listeners of all ages and backgrounds.

Based in Calgary, AB Joal and Lauren first began performing together as Flint & Feather while ...
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Winter Solace - Jonathan Wielebnowski and Kelly Steele

Winter Solace – Jonathan Wielebnowski and Kelly Steele

February 28, 2021 2:00 pm

Jonathan Wielebnowski is an emerging Canadian bassist, composer, and bandleader based in Calgary, Alberta. Upon completion of his Bachelor of Music from Humber College in 2019, Jonathan relocated from Toronto to his native Calgary, and has since enjoyed a busy freelance schedule where he has the opportunity to perform with a variety of local, and touring acts. 

While living in Toronto, Jonathan had the opportunity to study under a multitude of great Canadian jazz musicians such as Kirk MacDonald, Al ...
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Winter Solace - Jiajia Li, Flute

Winter Solace – Jiajia Li, Flute

February 21, 2021 2:00 pm

Classically-trained flutist Jiajia Li is being praised as “one of the city’s finest and most adventurous flautists”. She was the 2019 recipient of the classical music residency at National Music Centre; and 2016 recipient of Canada’s “Juno” music award micro grant. Since her arrival in Calgary in 2014, Jiajia has forged her identity through music and performance, cutting across a wide range of modern musical experimentations and traditions. Currently a faculty member at the Mount Royal University Conservatory, Jiajia is ...
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Winter Solace - Wyatt C Louis

Winter Solace – Wyatt C Louis

February 14, 2021 2:00 pm

Wyatt C. Louis is a nêhiyaw folk singer-songwriter based in Moh’kinstsís Treaty 7 Territory (Calgary, AB). He has made an impact on the eclectic city with songs built from soaring melodies, railroad-like finger picking and quiet, haunting vocals and lyrical phrasing. Dark, rustic tales meld folk and soulful blues to tell tales of love, loss and the journey home. They’re beautiful, subtle creations that juxtapose emotions, striking imagery and experiences that charm and envelop listeners. The sweet and intimate EP On ...
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Sherryl Sewepagaham

Sherryl Sewepagaham

February 7, 2021 2:00 pm

Sherryl Sewepagaham is a Cree-Dene hand drum singer, songwriter, music educator and music therapist. Sherryl is a co-founding and 23-year member of the Edmonton-based, Indigenous women’s trio Asani. Asani released their debut album Rattle & Drum in 2005, which received many music award nominations and awards, including nominations at the Juno Awards and Canadian Western Music Awards both in 2006. Asani’s follow-up album, Listen released in 2009, received additional nominations and awards, including a Canadian Folk Music Award in 2010 ...
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Lyrique

Lyrique

January 31, 2021 2:00 pm

Lyrique is a Philippines-born, Calgary-based hip hop artist who fuses moody R&B and melodic rap beats. On Lyrique’s debut full-length album, P.I.M.P. (Poetry Is My Passion), released on October 14,2020 his hip hop storytelling is framed around his immmigration story and visions of a “Canadian Dream.” Lyrique‘s rhymes are a glimpse into his personal struggles as a one-time temporary migrant worker, now permanent resident. P.I.M.P. follows a series of mixtapes and singles, which have drawn attention from COMPLEX, CBC’s Q, ...
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Winter Solace - Morag Northey, Cello

Winter Solace – Morag Northey, Cello

January 24, 2021 2:00 pm

Morag Northey expresses her belief in the infinitely healing power of Love & Compassion through  music, story, cello and song.  She invites you to Journey with her on this Winter Solace concert she calls “I Am”

Morag is a classically trained Solo, Chamber, Orchestral and Theatrical Performer and Teacher. She attended classical and experimental sessions at the Banff Centre and the Sunset Theatre Artist Exploration Series from 2008-2017, creating compositions: ’Poetry on the Wall,’ ‘Run the Wind,’ ‘Whispers,’ and ‘17~Emptiness ...
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Linh Nguyen, Piano

Linh Nguyen, Piano

January 17, 2021 2:00 pm

Linh Nguyen, a pianist, has performed as a soloist, an accompanist, and as a chamber musician in Finland, Vietnam, Russia, Sweden, Norway, Poland, and Spain. He has also performed with orchestras in Finland and Vietnam. In 2009 he recorded for a classical music channel on Vietnam’s Television and performed with the Vietnam National Opera and the Ballet’s Orchestra in Hanoi’s Grand Opera House. Linh’s favourite repertoire includes compositions from baroque, classical, romantic, and impressionist eras as well as a number of ...
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Afo Fapojuwo, Percussion

Afo Fapojuwo, Percussion

January 10, 2021 2:00 pm

Afo Fapojuwo holds a Jazz Diploma from Mount Royal University and a Jazz Performance Degree majoring in Jazz Percussion from the prestigious McGill University. His performance experience includes touring with musical groups across Canada and the United States, performing at internationally renowned festivals such as the Montreal Jazz festival as well as the Osheaga Music Festival, and recording drumming tracks on multiple albums. With 15+ years of playing experience and 6 years of intense musical schooling it comes as no ...
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Claire Butler, Piano

Claire Butler, Piano

January 3, 2021 2:00 pm
Claire Butler is a pianist from the North-East of England and has been a resident of Calgary since 2012. She is a graduate of the Royal College of Music, London where she studied piano and violin. Before moving to Canada, Claire lived in Bermuda and was a teacher at the Bermuda School of Music.
In Calgary, Claire enjoys a varied career as performer, director and music educator. Claire’s current positions include music specialist at Montessori School of Calgary, director at ...
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Nia Devetzis, percussion

Nia Devetzis, percussion

December 29, 2020 6:30 pm

Nia Devetzis is a percussionist driven by the vivid and vast world of contemporary music, whether as a soloist or chamber musician. As a teaching artist, she is dedicated to education through performance and instruction, leading by example and questioning audience expectations by asking, what exactly is percussion?

Notable performances include solo engagements with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and Calgary Wind Symphony, as well as Calgary’s contemporary music and sonic arts festival, Forms of Sound and the Stratford Summer Music ...
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Darren Young

Darren Young

December 27, 2020 2:00 pm

Multi-instrumentalist, composer, music director, and educator Darren Young is an exciting artist with a diverse palette. His music spans a wide array of genres, including classical, post rock, prog, shoegaze, electronic, noise, and jazz. A classically trained guitarist and double bassist, Darren’s music has received international press coverage from Prog Magazine, Metal Hammer, Classic Rock Magazine, and the CBC.
 
Darren’s busy concert schedule has taken him across Canada, the UK, US, and France. He has been a featured performer with the Calgary Philharmonic ...
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Eileen Kosasih

Eileen Kosasih

December 22, 2020 6:30 pm

Eileen Kosasih is a violinist, visual artist, and educator based in Calgary. She has a BAMusic, MMusic, and piano diploma. Eileen is currently studying a MA Fine and Decorative Arts. Before the pandemic, she was performing with ensembles such as Symphony of the Kootenays and UUphonia Choir. Eileen is most passionate about her studies in Abstract Expressionism.

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Beth & Sabina Sandvoss

Beth & Sabina Sandvoss

December 20, 2020 2:00 pm

What is better than a cello?  Two cellos!  Cellist’s, Beth and Sabina Sandvoss (mother & daughter) join forces to present a selection of spirited & soulful duets and solos from baroque to contemporary classical music.

Cellist Beth Root Sandvoss is known for her intensely committed performances and interpretations. She has a notably varied career as a recitalist, chamber musician and pedagogue. Beth lives in Bragg Creek, Alberta, and enjoys an active performance career in Canada and abroad. She has recorded ...
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Mark Limacher, Piano

Mark Limacher, Piano

December 15, 2020 6:30 pm

Mark Limacher is a Composer-Pianist currently based in Calgary, Canada. He is a graduate of New School University in New York City, and has studied privately with composers Linda Catlin Smith (Toronto) and Laurence Crane (London, UK). In 2013 he served as apprentice to composer Bunita Marcus in Brooklyn, NY.

He has composed extensively for piano, solo instruments, and chamber ensembles, being particularly drawn to small gestures, soft dynamics, and delicately constructed aural textures. He is a passionate advocate for ...
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Gianetta Baril, Harp

Gianetta Baril, Harp

December 11, 2020 6:30 pm

Gianetta Baril has had a distinguished solo career for over 30 years. While concertising throughout Germany, France, England, Poland, and the Czech Republic, she consistently received glowing praise for her charming presence, dramatic artistry and spectacular technique. Career highlights include concerts behind the Iron Curtain, performing as Canada’s representative to the World Harp Congresses in Vienna and Paris and as a soloist for the Queen, Prince Charles and the late Lady Diana.  Since returning to Canada, she has performed a wide variety of solo and chamber music recitals throughout Western Canada. Her first solo CD ...
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Brad Mahon, Classical Guitar

Brad Mahon, Classical Guitar

December 5, 2020 6:30 pm

Brad Mahon has appeared throughout Portugal, the United States, and across his native Canada as an award-winning and acclaimed guitarist, teacher, adjudicator, clinician, and lecturer.

In January 2017, Brad moved back to Calgary full-time to assume the role of Director at Mount Royal University’s Conservatory. Formerly, he was Manager, Visual and Performing Arts at the Medicine Hat College Conservatory, and before that, Head of the Conservatory of Performing Arts at the University of Regina. Dr. Mahon also continues to maintain ...
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Our sincere thanks to the Calgary Foundation for its generous support of this programming