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March 06, 2016, 1457465400

LAND’S END COMPOSERS COMPETITION – 16TH EDITION
Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary

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As part of our mandate to support and promote new music creation, we are excited
to present this year’s annual Young Composers’ Competition. Three works will be
selected from across the nation for this event, and each composer will be in
attendance as we workshop and present each piece in concert. Juries will be
selected from all across Canada to decide on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizewinners of this
season’s competition, and audience members will vote for the winner of the Audience Prize.

April 08, 2016, 1458936000

TANGLED
Festival Hall, 1210 - 10 Ave SE
7:15pm pre-concert chat with Derek Charke and Ana Sokolovic

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Guest Artist -Derek Charke (flute)
Guest Composers – Ana Sokolovic, Derek Charke

For our final concert of the season we are thrilled feature the works of two of Canada’s most celebrated award-winning composers: Ana Sokolovic (winner of the 2008 and 2012 Jan V. Matejcek Award) and Derek Charke (winner of the 2013 Juno Award for “Best Classical Composition”). Both will be in attendance as we present several of their most recent works, including a world premiere of a new piece by Charke written especially for Land’s End. Charke will also be highlighted as our featured guest artist (flute). Come be part of our dynamic closing concert of the 2015/16 season and meet our distinguished musical guests!

Andrew Norman (USA)–Light Screens
Ana Sokolovic (CAN)–Prélude et Tocatte
Ana Sokolovic (CAN)–Cinque Danses
Ana Sokolovic (CAN)–Portrait Parle
Derek Charke (CAN)–<New work>(World Premiere)
Derek Charke (CAN)–Disturbances of Circadian Rhythm
Derek Charke (CAN)–Tangled in Plastic Currents
Full Company (CAN)–Improvisation

February 03, 2017

NEW VOICES, NEW DIRECTIONS
8:00pm
Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary
7:15pm pre-concert chat with Emilie Lebel, Analia Llugdar,
Ilkim Tongur, and George Fenwick

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Guest Artist – Laura Hynes (soprano)

Emilie Lebel (CAN) – <New work>
Analia Llugdar (CAN) – Don Liborio Avila world premiere
Analia Llugdar (CAN) – Spleen
George Fenwick (CAN) – Platinum world premiere
Ilkim Tongur (CAN) – Sacred Voices of the Golden Horn world premiere

As part of the University of Calgary’s Forms of Sound Festival, Land’s End Ensemble is proud
to celebrate its 20th season with the world premieres of new works by four composers from
across the nation: local composers George Fenwick, and Ilkim Tongur; from Montreal Analia
Llugdar (winner of the Jules Léger Prize); and Emilie Lebel from Toronto (winner of the 2015
Land’s End Composers Competition). All composers will be in attendance for this special
evening to celebrate our milestone season.

February 05, 2017

THE GIRL WHO LOVED WILD HORSES
1:00pm and 3:30pm
Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary
Pre-show activities one hour before each performance
Recommended for families with children aged 5-12

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Presented by Calgary Pro Musica
Writer – Paul Goble (UK)
Composer – Bruce Adolphe (US)

Guest Artists: Catherine Glaser-Climie and Cantaré Children’s Choir

The story of a young Native American girl who has a deep affinity for wild horses is vividly
brought to life with music and narration. Based on the award-winning children’s book of the
same name by Paul Goble with music by Bruce Adolphe, this work is both joyful and noble.
Premiered by Boston Musica Viva, toured by The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
and many other organizations in the U.S, The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses makes its Alberta
premiere performed by two of Calgary finest ensembles, Cantaré Children’s Choir and Land’s
End Ensemble, presented by Calgary Pro Musica.

March 31, 2017

LANDS END COMPOSERS COMPETITION
7:30pm
Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary

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17th Edition

We very proudly support and promote new music creation and as part of our mandate, we are excited to present the annual Land’s End Composers Competition. Three works will be selected from across the nation for this event, and each composer will be in attendance as we workshop and present each piece in concert. Judges will be selected from across Canada to choose the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizewinners of this season’s competition, and audience members will vote for the winner of the Audience Prize. This event is presented in partnership with the University of Calgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts.

March 02, 2015, 1425929400

Land’s End Composers Competition
Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary
Free admission

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Hear the finest of the new generation from across Canada in this NATIONAL event, featuring works of the three finalists, and discussions among the ENSEMBLE, judges and composers. Vote for your favourite…winner to be announced. Co-sponsored by University of Calgary School of Creative and Performing Arts.

October 23, 2015, 1447444800

MAPLES AND THE STREAM
Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary
7:15pm pre- concert chat with Denise Clarke, Vincent Ho and Alexandre David

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Guest Artist – Denise Clarke (dancer/narrator)
Guest Composers – Vincent Ho, Alexandre David

For opening night, we are delighted to present the music of award-winning composer Vincent Ho as part of his 40th birthday celebration. Joining us as special guest artist is critically acclaimed dancer/actress Denise Clarke, a member of the Order of Canada, who will be featured as narrator in Ho’s work Maples and the Stream (text by Lien Chao); and as dancer in Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel. Also featured are Thomas Larcher’s thrilling piano trio, Kraken, and the world premiere of a new work by Alexandre David, winner of the Land’s End Composers Competition.

Vincent Ho (CAN) – The Swan
Alexandre David (CAN) – Auprès et au loin (World Premiere)
Thomas Larcher (GER) – Kraken (Canadian Premiere)
Arvo Pärt (EST) – Spiegel im Spiegel
Vincent Ho (CAN) – Maples and the Stream (text by Lien Chao)

January 30, 2016, 1457467200

STRATEGIES AGAINST ARCHITECTURE
Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary
7:15pm pre-concert chat with Omar Daniel and Aiyun Huang

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Guest Artist – Aiyun Huang (percussion)
Guest Composer – Omar Daniel

For this concert we are proud to feature two of Canada’s most celebrated artists:
composer Omar Daniel and percussionist Aiyun Huang. We are thrilled to have
Dr. Daniel with us as we present the world premiere of his newly commissioned work
written for Land’s End Ensemble, as well as the presentation of his epic Junonominated
work Strategies Against Architecture: Book II – a piece that has garnered
universal praise and excitement. Award-winning percussionist Ms. Huang will highlight
this concert with many exciting new works for percussion and chamber ensemble by
composers from Canada and all over the world.

Vincent Ho (CAN) – Sandman’s Castle
Simon Steen-Andersen (DNK) – Beside, Besides
Gareth Farr (NZL) – Fifty Fifty
Laurie Radford (CAN) – The Notion of Motion
Omar Daniel (CAN) – Trio No.2
Valentin Silvestrov (UKR) – Nostalghia
Omar Daniel (CAN) – Strategies Against Architecture, Book II
Louis Andriessen (NLD) – Workers Union

May 05, 2015, 1443468600

Visual Music
Festiva! (Calgary New Music Festival)
Festival Hall, 1215 - 10 Ave SE

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Sarah Kirsch, soprano
Claude Lapalme, conductor
Jay Michalak, trumpet

The final concert of the season features the iconic and virtuosic Mysteries of the Macabre by the late György Ligeti, a great work of theatre as well as music, featuring exciting young soprano Sarah Kirsch. Simon Steen Andersen’s, theatrical work, Rerendered for piano and two assistants, involves antics inside the instrument, which will be filmed and projected onto a large screen.

Györgi Ligeti  Mysteries of the Macabre

Simon Steen-Andersen  Rerendered 

Richard Ayres  No. 34

Chris Paul Harman  Incipits

Cathy Berberian  Stripsody 

Heinz Karl Gruber  Exposed Throat 

January 31, 2015, 1423684800

Real Time Art
Part of Forms of Sound Festival
Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary
Paolo Kapunan, (DJ P-Love)/turntables

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This event explores how provocative, varied and live compositions can influence visual art creation. Visual artists will be on hand creating an event in which the music is a catalyst for their artistic impulse right there on the spot, in real time. NYC turntable artist, Paolo Kapunan (DJ P-Love) will join LE for innovative compositions by Nicole Lizée.

Agostino Di Scipio  two sound pieces with repertoire string music and live electronics

Jeffrey Ryan  Triple Witching  

Nicole Lizée  Bookburners  

Nicole Lizée  This Will Not Be Televised 

November 07, 2014, 1416859200

Play Klee
Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary

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This concert gives us a mere sample of the extensive number of composers who have been influenced by the work of artist Paul Klee*. You will hear works by Bruno Mantovani, plus two exciting world premieres by Roger Feria, and the young winner of the 2014 LE Composers Competition, Thomas Weideman. Also two recent works by Aura Pon and Laurie Radford with digital signal processing, including one where the violinist must wear a brainwave sensor…

Roger Feria KleePlay  PREMIERE

Bruno Mantovani  Five Pieces for Paul Klee 

Aura Pon  Mindsets for violin, brainwave sensor, and live electronics 

Thomas Weideman  a kind of transparency  PREMIERE

Laurie Radford  Event Horizon

*including projected images

May 03, 2014

New Music Marathon
Festival Hall in Inglewood
1250 10th Ave SE

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New Works Calgary 30th Anniversary
New Music Marathon

CALGARY – New Works Calgary is turning 30! To celebrate this anniversary, join us at Festival Hall in Inglewood (1250 10th Avenue SE) for an all-day New Music Marathon on Saturday, May 3, 2014.

The New Music Marathon will showcase and celebrate the diversity of new music creation and performance in Calgary. There will be concert events all day long (11:00 am, 2:00 and 4:00 pm) leading to a gala evening event (7:30 pm). Included in the day’s events will be the premiere of a winning student composition, a variety of Calgary student ensembles performing new music, world premieres by Calgary composers Hope Lee and John Abram, a special focus on the music of New Works Calgary founder, composer Quentin Doolittle, performances by Calgary’s Ensemble Resonance, Land’s End Ensemble (4:00), The Rubbing Stone Ensemble, and a special guest, world-renowned contemporary flautist Robert Dick from New York.

Daytime concerts are free admission. The evening gala event is $25 for adults, $18 for students.

New music, a silent auction, Inglewood hospitality, Calgary’s finest musicians…join us for a celebration!

March 22, 2014, 1396641600

Icons Solos Women
Leacock Theatre, Mount Royal University
tickets.mtroyal.ca

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Icons Solos Women
 draws upon Krzysztof Penderecki’s Sextet as a catalyst. The program not only features this iconic Polish work, but also draws our attention to one of the most successful living women composers in Poland: Hanna Kulenty. Alongside will be the more spare texture of a solo viola work by Canadian Scott Godin, a solo cello work by Hanna Kulenty, and Jocelyn Morlock‘s “L”. Also featured is Six thèmes solaires: Jupiter for horn and piano by Québec composer Denis Gougeon. This work is programmed as part of the Homage Series across Canada celebrating the work of Gougeon.

Programme
Scott Godin ‘Horror Vacui’ from Two Wolfli Sketches
Denis Gougeon Six thèmes solaires: Jupiter
Jocelyn Morlock  ‘L’
Hanna Kulenty Sinequan
Hanna Kulenty Crossing Lines
Krzysztof Penderecki Sextet

January 24, 2014, 1394913600

A Mad King
Part of Canadian New Music Network Forum
Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary
Laura Jayne Bowler, Conductor

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A Mad King
is a new music program exploring the legacy of the “extended Pierrot instrumentation”(flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, cello), and the array of compositional possibilities, different aesthetics and variables which can be realized by this combination. Equally British and Canadian, this concert not only celebrates the work of living Canadian composers, but also the influence of living British composers, both iconic and emerging, in the work of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and the UK-based Toronto-born composer, Christopher Mayo. A premiere by Ilkim Tongur, a current UC doctoral candidate, will also draw inspiration from Sir Peter and Pierrot+.

A Mad King features the brilliant young baritone John Savournin from the UK in Peter Maxwell Davies Eight Songs for a Mad King.

Programme
Ilkim Tongur New Work PREMIERE
Zosha Di Castri La Forma dello spazio
Arne Gieshoff Impotentia Coeundi
Christopher Mayo Sturzstrom
Peter Maxwell Davies Eight Songs for a Mad King

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November 30, 2013, 1387742400

Piano Trio…more or less
Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary

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Piano Trio…more or less centers around violin, cello and piano, and the varying textures, timbres and sound worlds that can be created with these instruments in varying combinations. The program features a World Premiere exploring the relationship between the Piano Trio and Percussion by Canadian composer, Jordan Nobles, whose work has been described as “breathtakingly beautiful sounds”. Also to be heard are Michael Oesterle’s piano trio, Centennials and Salvatore Sciarrino’s Piano Trio No. 2, two works that explore this important genre in beautiful and exciting, innovative ways. Alongside these works for trio, Beth Root Sandvoss and Susanne Ruberg-Gordon will conclude this diverse and exploratory program with the masterful Sonata No. 1 for Cello and Piano by Alfred Schnittke.

Programme
Michael Oesterle Centennials
Jordan Nobles Chronostasis PREMIERE
Salvatore Sciarrino Piano Trio No. 2
Alfred Schnittke Sonata No. 1 for Cello and Piano

April 12, 2013, 1382281200

Land’s End Competition
Land's End Composers Competition and Workshop
Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary
Free admission

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Land’s End Composers Competition
Co-sponsored by U of C School of Creative & Performing Arts
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
7:30 PM
Rozsa Centre
University of Calgary

Hear the finest of the next generation in this new and improved NATIONAL event, featuring works of the three finalists, and discussions among the ENSEMBLE, judges and composers. Vote for your favourite…winner to be announced.

 

May 24, 2013

Gravity and Grace
Allan Gordon Bell CD Release
Rozsa Centre (U of C Contrasts Festival)
James Campbell, clarinet

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Allan Gordon Bell Phénomènes
Allan Gordon Bell Monashee
Allan Gilliland Suite from the Sound
Paul Schoenfield Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano
Allan Gordon Bell Field Notes – PREMIERE

Land’s End is joined by the great Canadian clarinettist James Campbell for this celebration of the new Allan Gordon Bell CD, Trails of Gravity and Grace. The concert includes the public premiere of Field Notes, a new work composed for Land’s End and James, as well as Phénomènes for piano trio, and Monashee for cello and piano. As Calgary audiences well know, Allan is one of our foremost composers, particularly in his unparalleled ability to paint the western landscape in striking sound pictures. The new disc includes premiere recordings of four works ranging from 1997 to 2012. Also on the program is the Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano by Paul Schoenfield, with a sort of super-updated klezmer sound, as well as Allan Gilliland Suite from the Sound, also dedicated to James.

April 27, 2013, 1374696000

Circling Scandinavia
Guest Artist - François Houle (clarinet)
National Music Centre (formerly Cantos)
134 - 11 Avenue SE

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François Houle, clarinet
Eric Bumstead, percussion

R. Murray Schafer Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello -Nominated for JUNO Award 2013
Bent Sorenson Phantasmagoria
Maija Hynninen Sormiharjoitus
Keith Hamel Refraction
Kaija Saariaho Serenatas
Francois Houle and Laura Jayne Bowler – Improvisation
François Houle- Ethos Studies

With a huge wealth of exciting new music coming out of Scandanavia, Land’s End wanted to bring some of that rich musical sound world to Calgary. A work by the celebrated Finnish female composer, Kaija Saariaho, displays an array of exquisite sonorities, and is programmed alongside Bent Sorenson’s Phantasmagoria, an innovative work for piano trio performed by our core ensemble members. This concert is sure to be a feature for both the ears and eyes! The Scandinavian soundscape is interspersed between works of Canadian origin, creating, what can only be described as, a Canadian- Scandinavia Sandwich!

January 25, 2013, 8PM

Around Aperghis
Rozsa Centre, U of C
Dorothea Hayley, soprano

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Georges Aperghis Récitations
Kelly-Marie Murphy Memory, Distance and No Time for Dances
Michalis Andronikou Osmosis/Zymosis – PREMIERE
Laurie Radford Pourriez-vous être le couteau dans ma vie?
Georges Aperghis Nuit à la tête – CANADIAN PREMIERE

November 23, 2013, 9:45PM

Of Biophony
Arrata Opera Centre
1315 - 7 Street SW
Mary Sullivan, flute

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Elisenda Fabregas Voices of the Rainforest
Ana Sokolovic Chant
William Jordan Owl Song
Ana Sokolovic Vez
George Crumb Vox Balaenae

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