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February 03, 2017

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


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

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


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

Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary


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.

May 26, 2017

Bella Concert Hall, Mount Royal University
6:45pm pre-concert chat with Allan Gordon Bell, Luna Pearl Woolf, Omar Daniel, Derek Charke,
and Vincent Ho


Guest Artist – Dame Evelyn Glennie

For two decades, Juno-nominated Land’s End Ensemble has captivated audiences with its high-calibre performances and innovative programming. With over a 100 Canadian works premiered by the Ensemble, it has firmly established itself as one of Canada’s most acclaimed ensembles. To celebrate its 20th Anniversary season, world-renowned percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie – winner of over 80 international awards including the Grammy Award and the Polar Music Prize – will be joining the Ensemble for this gala concert. This special event, presented by MRU Soundscape Series, will feature new works composed
especially for this occasion by many of today’s award-winning Canadian composers, while showcasing Ms. Glennie and Land’s End Ensemble performing together for the first time.

The Ensemble is also proud to release Friday, May 26, 7:30pm its 20th Anniversary CD on this occasion.

Allan Gordon Bell (CAN) – Markings (for piano trio) world premiere
Luna Pearl Woolf (CAN/USA) – <New work for percussion and cello>
Allan Gordon Bell (CAN) – <New work for solo percussion>
James Keane (UK) – Piece for Dance (percussion and tape)
Arvo Pärt (EST) – Spiegel Im Spiegel (cello and piano)
Omar Daniel (CAN) – STELCO (for percussion and piano) world premiere
Derek Charke (CAN) – <New work for percussion and violin>
Vincent Ho (CAN) – Kickin’ It 2.0 (for drum-kit and piano trio) world premiere


Congratulations to Emilie Cecilia LeBel, the 2016 winner of the Land’s End Composer’s Competition!

Emilie will receive a $1500 commissioning prize upon completion of a new piano trio for the Land’s End Ensemble.  The new composition will be premiered next season.

Second prize was awarded to August Murphy-King.  Joshua Denenberg was awarded third prize as well as the Audience Choice Award.  Congratulations to all!

We are please to announce the appointment of Canadian composer Vincent Ho as our new Artistic Director.

He will be starting his position this season and has put together an exciting line-up of concerts.

We are pleased to announce the winners of our 15th Annual Land’s End Composers Competition!

The first prize winner is Alexandre David of Montreal!  Second prize winner is Roydon Tse of Toronto and third place and audience prize goes to Denis Nassar Baptista of Calgary.  Congratulations to all!

First prize includes a $1500 commission for a chamber work to be performed and recorded by the Land’s End Ensemble at a future date.