Upcoming Events
Sunday Feb 5, 2017 @ 1:00pm & 3:30pm
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses Calgary Pro Musica Family Concert - Rozsa Centre, Calgary, AB
Samantha Whelan Kotkas, Narrator

Saturday Mar 11, 2017 @ 8:00pm
Red Deer Symphony Orchestra - Main Series Concert 6 SPRING POTPOURRI, Red Deer, AB

Monday Apr 24, 2017 @ 8:00pm
Young Artist Debut Concert Calgary Pro Musica, Calgary, AB

Wednesday Apr 26, 2017 - Full Day
Artist Residency Cross - Cultural visit with Walter MacDonald White Bear National Arts Centre of Canada - MAP Program, Botha, AB

Wednesday May 3 & Thursday May 4, 2017 - Full Day
Artist Residency Cross - Cultural visit with Walter MacDonald White Bear National Arts Centre of Canada - MAP Program, Manning, AB

Saturday May 20, 2017 @ 8:00pm
Red Deer Symphony Orchestra - Main Series Concert 7 - FIREBIRD, Red Deer, AB

Sunday May 28, 2017 @ 8:00pm
University of Calgary Orchestra - Mahler - Symphony No. 8 - Winspear, Edmonton, AB

Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 @ 2:00pm
Photo: Charles Hope
The Queen, The Bear, and The Bumblebee - Bella Concert Hall in the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts, Calgary, AB
Samantha Whelan Kotkas, narrator


 

From Blue to Red - Book and Compact Disc
Winner of the Alberta Book Publishing Award - Best Children and Young Adult Book of the Year - 2013"

'From Blue to Red' was co-produced by Samantha Whelan Kotkas and Ross McIntyre as a children's hardcover book with CD and eBook created by the students at Lord Beaverbrook High School in Calgary, Alberta with their teachers and a professional leadership team. Narrated by Canadian astronauts Julie Payette, David Saint-Jacques and Dr. Robert Thirsk along with Canadian superstar and Space lover, Diana Krall, it is available for free as an eBook in French and English online at www.frombluetored.net and www.dublueaurouge.net.

Before this project, Samantha spent two years developing and producing 'more rocky mountain fairy tales' with fellow Calgarian, Tyler Hornby - a jazz drummer and composer - bringing these stories musically to life. The resulting 68-minute recording features four original narrated stories, four original catchy jazz tunes and showcases some of Alberta's finest jazz musicians.
Interview with Samantha on CBC Radio 1 Wildrose. Listen

Sample from More Rocky Mountain Fairytales CD: Opening

 

Samantha Whelan Kotkas, Chris Andrew, Aaron Young, Jim Brenan, Rubim de Toledo, Tyler Hornby

Rocky Mountain
Fairy Tales
More Rocky Mountain Fairy Tales Jazz CD
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