It’s raining on our parade! 

 

With thunderstorms in the forecast, we are sorry to cancel Sunday’s Honens Open Air concert. We thank Honens for their willingness to bring this fantastical adventure to our local audience, and hope to be able to bring them to High River soon.

 

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

Finally we gather in High River again for a safe, socially distanced live music concert, as Honens brings their ever-popular Open Air concert performance to George Lane Memorial Park.

Join us for this parade of fantastical performance, including melodies by Gershwin, Schumann, and Chopin as well as a musical nod to Oz. 

We close with Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals, narrated by Calgary personality Jonathan Love.

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

This free concert features the music of the Bergmann Duo, Arnold Choi and Jon Kimura Parker, hosted and narrated by Jonathan Love.

 

Open Air High River Program

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

R. Schumann
 Adagio and Allegro Op. 70

Chopin
Introduction and Polonaise brillante in C Major Op. 3

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

Saint-Saëns
Carnival of the Animals


What a treat it was! Jonathan Love’s script and narration was original, clever and witty!“

Teacher review of Carnival of the Animals

 

Jon Kimura Parker

Jon Kimura Parker

HONENS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR | PIANIST

A veteran of the international concert stage, Jon Kimura Parker has performed regularly in the Berlin Philharmonie, Carnegie Hall, London’s South Bank, the Sydney Opera House, and the Beijing Concert Hall. Mr. Parker creates a marvelous connection with his audiences with his thoughtful musicality, masterful technique and generous sense of humour.

Bergmann Duo

Bergmann Duo

PIANO DUO

The Bergmann Piano Duo, comprised of husband-wife Marcel and Elisabeth Bergmann, is one of the world’s most celebrated and exciting piano duos – dazzling audiences for more than two decades. Performing on two concert grand pianos, the Bergmann duo interprets an eclectic and extensive repertoire – from baroque to contemporary.

Arnold Choi

Arnold Choi

CELLIST

Described by the New York Times as having a “rich tone, and muscular style,” Canadian cellist Arnold Choi has performed to great acclaim throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.  He has performed as soloist with several orchestras around the world including the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Edmonton Symphony, Calgary Civic Symphony, the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, the Shanghai Opera House Orchestra, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, and the Banff Festival Orchestra.

Jonathan Love

Jonathan Love

ORIGINAL VERSE AND NARRATION

Jonathan Love is a writer, a performer, and Executive Director of the Alberta Jubilee Auditoria Society. He also plays the role of an arts columnist for The Calgary Eyeopener on CBC Calgary. In addition to his voiceover/production business ToonVox, he voices and produces videos, commercials and cartoons. Onscreen, he has worked with visionaries like Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain), Kevin Costner (Open Range) and Jon Kimura Parker (Carnival of the Animals). He is co-founder of a very successful marriage to mindfulness expert and lululemon ambassador Kate Love. He is also a founding member of Calgary’s comic a cappella group, the Heebee-jeebees – the most fun you’ve ever heard.