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Music and Market Thursdays

  • containR 1020 2 Avenue Northwest Calgary, AB, T2N 1T6 Canada (map)

Join us for a friendly urban music experience and terrific local vendors! 
If you would like to perform we provide the stage, a microphone, a PA system, amp, a mixer and EQ. BYO instruments and voice.

This is a family friendly event, come down and support the creative community in Calgary!


Feature Artist


Czarkologie was created in 2010 by pianist/composer Anthony Czarnecki and violinist/conductor Eileen Kosasih.  The music of Czarkologie is rooted in Anthony's jazz compositions (first performed and recorded by the Gerry Hebert Quartet).  Anthony rewrote and arranged his music in classical style for the duo to perform as Czarkologie.  While the pieces are generally through-composed, there are moments open for improvisation.  The original music of Czarkologie explores rich traditions of structure, color and rhythmic diversity from classical and jazz to world and modern sources. Programs often feature guest instrumentalists on percusssion, winds and strings expanding our duo to trio, quartet or quintet as occasions call for. This summer, Czarkologie Quartet performed with local talents Luis Tovar and Jeremy Coates on percussion and bass for Calgary's Springboard Performance at Sunnyside ContainR. Other venues include Calgary ProArts Society, Cornerstone Music, Kawa Cafe, Dickens Pub, The Auburn, Motion Gallery, Waldorf School, and Cafe Koi. Later this year some of Czarkologie's repertoire will be performed by the string section of the Calgary Arts Orchestra.

Before joining forces, Eileen and Anthony enjoyed diverse performing careers around Canada and the US.  Anthony enjoyed stints which included Barrage, Stage West, Alberta Ballet, and cruise companies.  His current work involves arranging for local theatre companies, schools, and Calgary Arts Orchestra.  Eileen is a core member of Symphony of the Kootenays and has performed with various music scenes from noise to electronic to Calgary Jazz Orchestra.  Eileen is active directing her new ensemble, Calgary Arts Orchestra, which features locally composed music and local soloists.  Eileen and Anthony play in bands and musicals around town.  Eileen is recently directed in the pit for Front Row Centre Theatre's "Mystery of Edwin Drood."  Both studied instrumental music performance in university and attribute much of their success and versatility to the variety and wealth of independent work they have done. 



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Earlier Event: September 20
Creative Living Room Tuesdays