Start the autumn off on a joyous note with this free outdoor celebration of live music.

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Honens brings their ever-popular Open Air concert performance to High River. Join us for a parade of fantastical performance, concluding with a spectacular arrangement of Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals.

Best of all, this performance is free – a gift to our High River audience.


Jon Kimura Parker  Carnival of The Animals
Presented in partnership with Honens

“… a musician with a rich soul and great artistic depth …. a fantastic example of programming that entertains as well as edifies.”


Musical Toronto on Jon Kimura Parker

Concert Program

George Gershwin, arr. M. Bergmann
Selections from Porgy and Bess

Robert Schumann
 Adagio and Allegro

Frédéric Chopin
Introduction and Polonaise Brillante

William Hirtz
Fantasy on “Wizard of Oz”
based on themes by Harold Arlend and Herbert Stothart

Carnival of the Animals

In an effort to keep our audience members as safe as possible, we will be hosting this concert in accordance with our COVID-19 policy.

Jon Kimura Parker

artistic director and narration

Known for his charisma, energy and dynamic performances, pianist Jon Kimura Parker is the Artistic Director of the Honens International Piano Competition. He has collaborated with legendary rock drummer Stewart Copeland in Off the Score, tango pianist Pablo Ziegler, singer Bobby McFerrin, violinist Cho-Liang Lin, and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham. Winner of the Gold Medal at the 1984 Leeds International Piano Competition, Parker is an Officer of The Order of Canada and has received Honorary Doctorates from the University of British Columbia and the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto.

The Bergmann Duo


A versatile and innovative piano duo, Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann play an eclectic mix of classical and contemporary pieces including their own original compositions and arrangements. Their performances have taken them across the world, including the United States, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, France, Macedonia, Greece, China and Canada.

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Arnold Choi


Canadian cellist Arnold Choi is described by The New York Times as having “rich tone and muscular style.” He has served as principal cellist for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and performed to great acclaim throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

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