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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

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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


Big congratulations to the winner of our 17th Annual Composer Competition, Tze Yeung Ho, whose work “shullamite” took home the first prize!

Congratulations also to our 2nd and 3rd place winners, Brendan Bevan and Alyssa Aska for their fine work!

Working on the compositions was very rewarding for us and we are grateful for all the support and interest in the competition, including record-high submissions!

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.